Published Nov 05, 2012Over the years, numerous demos from Radiohead's early years (back when they went by the names Shindig and On a Friday) have emerged online. Now, some more alleged demo cassettes from that era have popped up online, and they're selling for a hefty $50,000.
As Stereogum points out, four cassettes are included in the package, which is being sold by eBay user 619andyp. This seller has a 99.4% approval rating under the business name Extremely Rare Records, with the description of the product simply noting, "First four Radiohead demo cassette tapes" and "Greatest band in the world."
So how can you know that your $50,000 will be going towards the real thing rather than a clever fake? Well, you can't. Certainly, the tapes pictured look like the ones found on fan site Citizen Insane, but that doesn't necessarily prove anything.
If these turn out to be a phony, this wouldn't be the first time that people have been tricked by fake Radiohead demos. Last year, an alleged demo leaked online that later turned out to have been written by a Toronto-area songwriter named Christopher Stopa.
Check out the auction here. You can make a bid or buy the tapes immediately for $49,999.99.