A Radiohead sketch could fetch £ 10,000 at auction

The Radiohead sketch, which was used to create ideas for their second album, goes under the hammer.

the band rehearsed The Bends, in 1993, in an unused barn on a fruit farm in Oxfordshire.

The man, who borrowed group instruments and the PA sound system, was given an A2 sketch as he cleared the studio space at the end of their sessions.

More than 20 years later, he sells a piece of music that could fetch over £ 10,000, and contains hand-drawn drawings, chords and lyrics.


Drawing Tile Page Going Under The Hammer (Omega Auctions / PA)

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “When the sessions were over, I went to get my equipment and‘ cleared ’the room.

“The background for the A2 sketches remained” with “some carpet that was used as an acoustic treatment.

“They were informed that the band didn’t require anything left in the room and that I should throw it away or keep it if I wanted to. I kept the sketch pad and discarded the carpet. “”

Experts say that the drawing board gives “an insight into a crucial period in the history of the group”.

Works on two unknown songs, Too Easy and Idiot Boy, are on his eight pages.

It also contains lyrics for some of the band’s classic songs, including Street Spirit (Fade Out) and notes for the unreleased track Dead Bank Clerk.

Their debut single, Creep, was a huge success.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said: “The Bends were crucial to the band’s success and notepad really gives an insight into the fascinating creative process that resulted in the creation of a true genre classic.”

The 1960 Fender Precision bass guitar used by Jonny Greenwood on the album also goes under the hammer.

A demonstration with unheard of songs from the band, when the group was called On A Friday, sold for £ 7,600 last month.

The items will be sold at Omega Auctions in their Music Memorabilia sale on February 23rd.