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  1. Soviet Hipsters Created Records From X-Rays

    Soviet hipsters, stilyagi, were obsessed with Western music but had little chance to hear jazz or rock behind the Iron Curtain. So they took the few vinyls that made it over the border and copied them onto discarded X-Ray film found in hospital dumpsters. The quality was poor, but X-Ray film was cheap and plentiful, allowing the so-called X-Ray Press to produce millions of records for music-loving Russians — until authorities made “bone music” illegal in 1958.

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