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the fold at long last as On A Friday’s permanent keyboardist. (Following the demise of the Illiterate Hands, Andy Yorke would eventually put the lessons he’d learned with Jonny to good use in his own band Unbelievable Truth, whose other members, Jason Moulster and Nigel Powell, had previously served time in a group called the Purple Rhinos.) However, this change in personnel dynamics would not be noticed for some time by anyone outside the band’s inner circle, for the simple reason that the band was about to enter a long period of near-invisibility. After much deliberation, Thom had decided to sign up for the coming academic year as an undergraduate in English and art at Exeter University, a decision that reportedly startled his parents. (“They were really shocked that I actually wanted to go to college”, — he remembered in Option.) When he left Oxford for Exeter in the autumn of 1988, any plans that On A Friday might have had for world domination were put on indefinite hold. Although they would continue to rehearse during holiday breaks, they would remain strangers to the stage for most of the next three years.

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Exit Music Radiohead_Story  

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