On A Friday

When Radiohead were pupils at a posh private school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, this is what they called themselves, because they generally rehearsed on Fridays in the school music department. Here’s a sample of their first demo in 1986. Once signed to EMI they were asked by the label to change the awful name. For more about On A Friday, this is a finely detailed blogpost from Stereogum.

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