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Inside the Covert World of Bootleg X-Ray Records

For decades, Soviet Russia banned pop, jazz, and rock-and-roll. These music lovers devised a solution: music ‘on the bone. In 1946 two enterprising music lovers in Leningrad, Ruslan Bugaslovski and Boris Taigin, figured out a way to copy records. The original music was smuggled into the country, often by sailors. Because materials in the U.S.S.R. […]