‘Lewis’ & the art of hoax
c. burkham

So do you still believe this is a hoax? I can’t figure out if you’re trying to suggest that the repressing of the album is the original pressing because I can assure you that the original pressing is every bit as generic as many cheaply private pressed records are. I noticed that when this album started to get some traction that people were starting to say it was a hoax. I’m unsure as to why but I think it’s hilarious to assume that so much effort has gone into making a complicated back story up for material that could stand on it’s own. Not only that but the government would have to be involved because there is a copyright for this album from 1983 in the copyright database (http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=15&ti=1,15&Search_Arg=randall%20wulff&Search_Code=FT%2A&CNT=25&PID=A4M_3_RvjMv0WnzwT6Fvd8Eu&SEQ=20161009163718&SID=5).

So all in all I really wonder what your motivation is. I don’t understand why you are so sure that someone could not have made this album in 1983. Is it because it’s too good? Or too appealing to modern taste? I’m unsure as to what would motivate someone to create this article. Especially because at this point Maxim has tracked him down and had an interview with him. If you still feel that this is a hoax, I simply cannot conceive how vastly ignorant you must be.

Here are some links just in case you want to try to fact check me or something:

  1. https://www.discogs.com/Lewis-LAmour/release/3714596
  2. http://www.popsike.com/Lewis-LAmour-LP-Singer-Songwriter-Private-Outsider-HTF/260859911010.html (original copy sold in 2011, HOW’D THEY DO THAT??? CONSPIRACY CONSPIRACY)
  3. Copyright for his second album: http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=14&ti=1,14&Search_Arg=randall%20wulff&Search_Code=FT%2A&CNT=25&PID=A4M_3_RvjMv0WnzwT6Fvd8Eu&SEQ=20161009163718&SID=5
  4. Copyright for a cassette version of L’amour that apparently has been lost to time (some things do slip through the cracks, pal, especially when they are done in really really limited numbers, and GASP especially when the album cover is as bad as this one) http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=16&ti=1,16&SEQ=20161009163756&Search_Arg=randall%20wulff&Search_Code=FT%2A&CNT=25&PID=z-CWXRQzn3FvGBex75ZkNCli&SID=5

Oh, and before you ahead of yourself. We DID land on the moon. The US government was NOT involved in 9/11. The Holocaust DID happen. I really hope that at some point in your life you can realize that some things are truly stranger than fiction, it can happen.

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