Soviet-Era Bootleg Recordings of Banned Western Music Pressed on Discarded X-Ray Plates

Written By The Record Guru - June 18 2014

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Christopher
January 05 2016

Where can i find one lmao

Check out these incredible images of Soviet-era bootleg records pressed on discarded X-rays | Winsor Mccay, cartoonist and artist
January 05 2016

[…] If you’re proficient in German you can read more about these artefacts of Soviet censorship on Der Spiegel; we found them via Vinyl of the Day. […]

Incredible images of Soviet-era bootleg records pressed on discarded x-rays – The Vinyl Factory
January 05 2016

[…] If you’re proficient in German you can read more about these artefacts of Soviet censorship on Der Spiegel; we found them via Vinyl of the Day. […]

Check out these incredible images of Soviet-era bootleg records pressed on discarded X-rays – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.
January 05 2016

[…] If you’re proficient in German you can read more about these artefacts of Soviet censorship on Der Spiegel; we found them via Vinyl of the Day. […]

Vinyl Records Pressed on X-Rays – My Reaction & Some Investigating | TUNING INTO THE OBSCURE
January 05 2016

[…] over Facebook and I noticed some of my musician friends shared the article as well.  It was about Soviet-era bootlegs of banned music from the west that was passed around on old discarded x-rays.  I guess if you’re stuck in a country in which […]

X-Ray Elvis « WAXX
January 05 2016

[…] from: http://www.vinyloftheday.com/2014/06/18/soviet-banned-western-music/ […]

Duffy
January 05 2016

Some additional info.

http://kk.org/streetuse/2006/08/jazz-on-bones-xray-sound-recor-1/

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January 05 2016

[…] VinyloftheDay.com put together a pretty neat post about how the Soviets used x-rays to listen to Western music during the Cold War. An excerpt: “Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were ‘pressed’ on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. ‘They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,’ says author Anya von Bremzen. ‘You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.’” […]

Chris Bold
January 05 2016

These are Pirate Recordings NOT bootlegs. Bootlegs are unreleased studio or concert recordings , Pirates are knock of copies of legitimate recordings. BIG difference.

Random : BANNED MUSIC PRESSED ON DISCARDED X-RAY PLATES | Once Was Now
January 05 2016

[…] “Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. ‘You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.’ ”  (Via Vinyloftheday.com) […]

Ешь
January 05 2016

U suck !

Soviet-era banned Western music pressed on discarded X-ray plates! | 60spunk
January 05 2016

[…] Now that’s some hipster vinyl. […]

Dee Hurtz
January 05 2016

Derrrr i use the word hipster to describe everything.

Waar Sovjetcensuur toe leidde: Beatles luisteren op röntgenfoto-LP’s | Rafelranden
January 05 2016

[…] bron: Vinyl of the Day […]

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Mazoola
January 05 2016

Um, I think it was a joke — you know, like in ‘the hip bone’s / connected / to the / leg bone.’

Reblog: SOVIET-ERA BOOTLEG RECORDINGS OF BANNED WESTERN MUSIC PRESSED ON DISCARDED X-RAY PLATES
January 05 2016

[…] This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever heard about. Vinyl records pressed to discarded x-rays. I want one. I want to know how to make one too. I want to press my own record on one of these. Show me how! Read the full story here. […]

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