'Lost' Radiohead track a hoax, originally recorded by a Canadian baker

‘Lost’ Radiohead track a hoax, originally recorded by a Canadian baker

Dec 30, 2011

radiohead hoax Lost Radiohead track a hoax, originally recorded by a Canadian baker

Last week a supposed ‘lost,’ early Radiohead track “Putting Ketchup In The Fridge” surfaced, which has now been revealed as a hoax.

A Canadian baker named Christopher Stopa recorded the track “Sit Still” with his band Morris Air in the early ’90s. Somewhere along the line a cheeky fucker labeled the track variously “Putting Ketchup In The Fridge” and “How Do You Sit Still” and credited the recording to Radiohead. The track first appeared on AtEastWeb.com, a Radiohead fan site that was unsure if the track was legit or a “Christmas hoax.”

Stropa listened to the song online and realized it was, in fact, his band’s recording and helped clear up the matter in an interview with CNN this morning.

“What started coming out my speakers sounded extremely familiar and after a couple seconds, well wait a second, this is my song,” Stopa told CNN. “My first thought was to think somehow I had hit play on my iTunes.”

Perhaps Mr. Stropa will get a little Radiohead bump in his baking business. And to Stropa’s credit, it’s a pretty fantastic approximation of Radiohead’s sound.

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