2x12" Rare Demois Versions of Early Radiohead Cuts Names after the day they rehearsed & formed - Recorded on 4 Track Tape - V Ltd Be Quick
Before Radiohead released The Bends in 1995 and kicked off an unimpeachable run, there was 1993’s Pablo Honey. For a time, I ranked Pablo Honey alongside stuff like the Clash’s Cut The Crap: embarrassments by bands that were otherwise unassailable, the kind of albums the band and fans alike tried to willfully write out of history. A closer relative to Pablo Honey is probably Blur’s 1990 release Leisure. Both are less bad than their reputation suggests. Their main failings are being pretty derivative, merely solid efforts from artists that would later achieve just about the greatest successes possible for a rock band.
But before even that, Radiohead were On A Friday, a group of high school friends who rehearsed — drum roll, please — on Fridays, in the music room at their high school. On A Friday existed on and off through the latter half of the ’80s dependent on wher