Youtube user klootme has given the internet some rough tracks the band scratched out in its pre-fame infancy. The band recorded these, allegedly for their 1986 demo tape, before they had tucked into their Talking Heads lyric sheets for their present name and when they were called On A Friday. There is a sax solo involved. The website Pop Tart Mission has klootme’s background blurb:
History behind the tape is that my husband was at school with the band and partied with them (before Jonny joined them!). Phil was at Uni with us both in Liverpool. The demo was given to my husband at 17 in school. We used to go and see them play in Oxford and was friends with them. They were fairly inactive from 1987 -1990 as a band. But when everyone had finished Uni they got back together and tried to make a go of it. They went to the States…we went backpacking to India for 6 months. Six months later we retured from India…saw Colin with a binbag full of laundry at the lauderette…..”so much for the States” we laughed…….” I remember seeing them in Oxford where me and my husband made up an audience of 6!
“Girl (In The Purple Dress)”