Posts tagged vinyl

buongiornofirenze:

The production of records on X-ray film was a dissident practice in the former USSR during the Cold War from 1946 to the early 1960s, viewed as anti-USSR activity and punished by 3-7 years of prison. A master disk was pressed onto already-exposed and heated X-ray film, in order to make a kind of phonographic recording, whose barely visible grooves were etched on skulls, chest cavities, and spinal cords of the Soviet citizens. Until Stalin’s death, “Music on Bones” - as it was referred to in KGB documents and anti-propaganda movies circulated by the Soviet Government - was the only way to gain access to Western hits.

This is probably THE COOLEST thing I have ever seen in a museum… they even had headphones hooked up to listen to the real recordings yourself!