Rough Trade London, East
"The Essential Collection"
Went To Rough Trade, London ‘East’ at the weekend…
More photos to follow!
Soviet-Era Bootleg Recordings of Banned Western Music Pressed on Discarded X-Ray Plates
Before the availability of the tape recorder and during the 1950s, when vinyl was scarce, people in the Soviet Union began making records of banned Western music on discarded x-rays. With the help of a special device, banned bootlegged jazz and rock ‘n’ roll records were “pressed” on thick radiographs salvaged from hospital waste bins and then cut into discs of 23-25 centimeters in diameter. “They would cut the X-ray into a crude circle with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole,” says author Anya von Bremzen. “You’d have Elvis on the lungs, Duke Ellington on Aunt Masha’s brain scan — forbidden Western music captured on the interiors of Soviet citizens.”
via Junk Culture
Phonography: A Look Into The Art Of Collecting Vintage Record Players
"I’ll be covering a new piece from my collection each month, from timeless portables, to the historic Victrola Phonograph sharing tidbits from aesthetic design to basic up-keeping of these collectibles. Stay tuned!"