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Found on: 1990 Summer Demo
“Rattlesnake” was recorded and included on a 1990 demo. At the time, the band had stopped using the name On A Friday and had temporarily settled on Shindig, but that was soon dropped and they reverted back to On A Friday before ultimately choosing Radiohead in 1992.
Because Phil Selway was temporarily living in Ireland at the time, the band used a Portastudio 4-track and a drum machine.
Jonny in 1997: “One track, Rattlesnake, just had a drum loop that Thom did himself at home on a tape recorder with bad scratching over the top and kind of Prince vocals,” Jonny Greenwood remembers. The song has also been described as “countrified ghetto rap.”