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Attention Canadian 80s Alt-Rock Fans: Do You Have This Record Buried in Your Collection?

Larry sent me this article from The Tyee.  Now I have to dig in the basement to see if I have a copy of anything by Lewis.  Anyone remember him from his Attic record released in 1983?  I don’t.

The last couple of years have turned an ’80s unknown named Lewis into a cause celebre for crate-diggers. Earlier this year, the mysterious Canadian artist’s wonderfully weird and ultra-rare 1983 new wave debut L’Amour was repressed by Seattle’s Light in the Attic imprint, who likewise delivered revamped versions of other rediscovered rarities like Rodriguez or brother act Donnie and Joe Emerson, curbing ridiculous bids for OG copies on eBay.The crazies are at it again, though, with news arriving that a second record from the ethereal artist has hit the online auction site. If a seller is to be believed, the only known copy of Lewis’ 1985 LP Romantic Times is now up for grabs, and currently fetching an asking price of over $1,600.

Jeezus.  Keep reading!

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