Friday, May 20, 2016

X-ray vision sound

You can't stop the rock. You can try, as they did in the USSR by heavily censoring music - with Western music in particular outlawed. But desperate people often prove extremely resourceful, and so it was that in Leningrad fans of illicit forms adopted a DIY ethic and started manufacturing their own records out of old X-ray plates. As picture discs go, these were pretty extraordinary.

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