Bone Music Decal
They called themselves the roentgenizdat, or X-ray Press and they were responsible for the production and distribution of millions of bootlegged Western records across Soviet Russian starting the in the 1950s.
At that time, unless you had a powerful radio near the border of the U.S.S.R., there was no way to hear Western music. There were, of course, no CDs, USB drives, Internet, or even analog tape recorders, and large vinyl records proved too difficult to smuggle into the country safety in large quantities.
The solution? Homemade records made of exposed X-ray films. They called it Bone Music and its wide distribution of Western music proved to be one of the most important Western influences on the culture and people of the Soviet Union. Western music encouraged a sense of freedom and individuality and it also served as a means of protest against the Soviets.
Though Western music had a large underground following in Russia, the Soviet government made large efforts to eliminate it because of its perceived "subversive effects". A blacklist of banned music was regularly updated and distributed. A copy of the list circa 1985 included Ramones, Black Sabbath, and Alice Cooper.
Although the Soviets destroyed many of the Bone Music records, many survive today as a little piece of music, xray, and civil rights history.
The original recording of Hey Joe by Frankie Laine (1953)
DECAL DIMENSIONS: 2.5"W x 2.5"H
Vinyl adheres best to hard, smooth surfaces.
Material - High quality printed, clear, waterproof vinyl. Hand wash only.