BONE MUSIC 💀

(Get yer mind out of the gutter! 🙃)
  1. 99% Invisible is one of my favorite podcasts and I recently heard a fascinating episode:
  2. In 1950s Soviet Russia, Western music was banned.
    To be caught with a rock-and-roll or jazz record was to be charged with possession of propaganda.
  3. There was a black market, of course, but vinyl was prohibitively expensive.
    So they started duplicating records on exposed X-ray film. Hence, bone music.
  4. They trimmed the edges of the films with scissors to make them round and burned the center holes with lit cigarettes.
  5. These bone records were "Western hits recorded on the interiors of Soviet citizens."
    If this captures your imagination as it did mine, I highly recommend giving it a listen.
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