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Soviet hipsters kept Western music alive by pressing records on X-Rays
Soviet hipsters kept Western music alive by pressing records on X-Rays
It’s already pretty well known that the communist regime of the Soviet Union was extremely anti-Western music. There’s even a massive list of bands that were banned by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But according to FastCoDesign (h/t Consequence Of Sound), there were a group of Russians called “Stilyagi” (basically hipsters) who distributed bootlegs in a very clever, sneaky way: They presse