Thursday, 18 July 2019

Roentgenizdat: The Strange Story of Soviet Music on the Bone

quote [ In the USSR during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret underground subculture of music lovers and bootleggers defied the censor. Incredibly, they built their own recording machines and used an extraordinary means of copying forbidden jazz, rock 'n' roll and banned Russian music to risk making their own records. ]

Bootleggers secretly cut forbidden music onto discarded x-rays.

[SFW] [music] [+2 laz0r]
[by Ankylosaur@11:04pmGMT]

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Paracetamol said @ 6:53pm GMT on 19th Jul
I recall that NPR interview some years ago – the blog has some great writeups, like this one: Communism, Hypnotism and The Beatles

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