Vinyl Records Cut Into Salvaged X-ray Films (Random Cool)

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This is one of the coolest ways I’ve seen of putting together a vinyl record. Apparently, back in the 1950′s, Russians who wanted to hear and share music would go dumpster diving at local hospitals to salvage exposed X-ray slides with the intent of repurposing them into vinyl records. According to author Anya von Bremzen, these people would then, “…cut a crude circle out with manicure scissors and use a cigarette to burn a hole.

Von Bremzen continues, saying:

“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.”

You can see a gallery of some of these records below. They are SUPER cool and I’d love to have a few of these!

Source: NPR
  • Irishonfire

    Seriously. Where the fuck can I buy one?

  • Sick_skwerl

    I don’t understand what they’re doing. It looks cool, but how are they making these x-rays into records?

  • Nymfomania

    I would imagin they glue it to the under half? Idk but it is pretty sweet.