Skip to content

The Fake Radiohead Song

Many people did believe it for a while, come on, the vocals are so Thom Yorke that I would not blame anyone who bought it! Oh it is Bends/OK Computer era said some fans, Pablo Honey era said others. Most people on the Radiohead forum seemed to agree it was some old B-side which never came out. 

This was actually read on Radiohead message board:

‘Mind, if it is proved to be a hoax, I'm going to feel like an idiot and probably kill myself. But right now, a new Radiohead song from back before they took themselves too seriously is just the medicine I need.’ 

I hope this person is OK. 

Then you had the snob-I-know-better-than you declaring things like ‘Anyone who thinks this sounds like Thom is obviously not a proper Radiohead fan.' 

Nevertheless the falsetto was a really good placebo, and it worked for a few days creating a real internet buzz, until the real singer spoke up. His name is Christopher Stopa and he appeared on CNN on Friday morning to tell his story.  

The track, called ‘Sit Still’ is totally his but he has no idea who posted it! After reading an internet article mentioning a lost Radiohead’s track, he got interested and said this to CNN:

‘What started coming out my speakers sounded extremely familiar and after a couple seconds, well wait a second, this is my song. My first thought was to think somehow I had hit play on my iTunes […] And I was hearing my own demo’ 

So the guy didn’t even do this intentionally, he recorded this song in 2001 with his band of the time, Public, but has now moved on to become a baker. 

The song is still on Youtube (and called ‘Putting Ketchup in the Fridge/ How do you sit still’, wtf?) with more than 96,000 views and the head of Yorke on the screen. 

I wonder how long this Christopher Stopa will still be a baker,all this unexpected publicity has to give him the buzz again!

I have listened to his other tunes, and they all have some Radiohead-ish atmosphere going on. So if a random band that nobody has ever heard about, can compose songs which can fool at least 50% of the fans and 80%of the media, what does it mean for Radiohead?

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021 By Harley Rain

By admin | November 30, 2021 |

Live Review: Randy Edelman “A Life In 80 Minutes” @ Chelsea Table & Stage in NYC, Nov.27, 2021

US Top 10 Singles Dated December 4th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | November 30, 2021 |

proven itself a follow up to “Hello”

Suzanne Vega At City Winery, Saturday, November 27th, 2021, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | November 30, 2021 |

Her perceptive songwriting is complemented by her idiosyncratic guitar playing and distinctive vibrato-less voice

Substance Festival At The Belasco, Saturday November 27th 2021

By Alyson Camus | November 30, 2021 |

the goths have the best dancefloors

US Top 10 Albums Dated December 4th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2021 |

album sales comprise 692,000

Peter Jackson’s “Get Back” Addendum Plus A List Of Every Song Performed

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2021 |

back in the studio in January 1969, three months after they had nailed down 30 songs for The White Album

Substance Festival At The Belasco, Friday November 26th 2021

By Alyson Camus | November 28, 2021 |

a collection of genres all united under the same gothic roof

Going Steady: New Singles 11-26-21 – 12-2-21

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2021 |

Kali uses it creatively

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 12-3-21 – 12-8-21

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2021 |

everything she has done this past two years has proven itself important

Press Releases For November, Here Are The Artists

By Alyson Camus | November 27, 2021 |

“wastes no time with things like verses and other niceties deemed unnecessary on its direct route to fun”

Scroll To Top