The only known copy in existence of a Radiohead demo cassette from 1986 was sold at an auction yesterday for £2000 (around AU$3400) to some die hard Thom Yorke fan who has nothing better to do with their wads of cash lying around. Rich people, amiritie??* Though, to be fair, the asking price could probably be considered a bargain in comparison to ticket prices devious scalpers ask for when Radiohead concerts sell out.
At the same auction held a day earlier, a rare Oasis cassette tape made before the band were signed also sold for a similarly absurd price, being auctioned off at £1750.
Most importantly, in the same way Vinyl has been infecting hipsters’ trendy dispositions for a while now, does this mean that the humble cassette tape is back? Dust off your walkmans and make actual mixtapes not streamed playlists, you guys, it looks like cassettes are cool again.
*Seriously though. Would totally buy this unashamedly if we had the cash.