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Chasing the Ghost of Soviet Russia's Most Dedicated Vinyl Bootlegger


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Pretty interesting story.

 

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Imagine living in a world where music is illegal, where simply owning a Beatles record could get you arrested and sent into the wilderness to die. Imagine knowing that, and still buying those records, sharing them with your friends, and spending hours upon hours figuring out how to make your own. Imagine loving music so much that you're willing to risk your life for a scratchy, two-and-a-half minute recording of "Rock Around the Clock." Welcome to the Soviet Union in 1950.

 

Jazz on Bones and X-Ray Audio: Chasing the Ghost of Soviet Russia's Most Dedicated Vinyl Bootlegger | NOISEY

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Pretty interesting story.

 

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Imagine living in a world where music is illegal, where simply owning a Beatles record could get you arrested and sent into the wilderness to die. Imagine knowing that, and still buying those records, sharing them with your friends, and spending hours upon hours figuring out how to make your own. Imagine loving music so much that you're willing to risk your life for a scratchy, two-and-a-half minute recording of "Rock Around the Clock." Welcome to the Soviet Union in 1950.

 

Jazz on Bones and X-Ray Audio: Chasing the Ghost of Soviet Russia's Most Dedicated Vinyl Bootlegger | NOISEY

 

 

There are and have been many repressive governments around the world, and all of them seem to feel that they need to control their citizen/subjects' access to information of one kind or another. Between 1917 and 1991 it was the Soviet Union and it's "puppet" governments, 1933-1945 it was the Nazis. Today we have North Korea and various strict Muslim theocracies and to a certain degree, China. All of them tell their people what the can and cannot see, hear, or read, and it's wrong. Thank you for posting this article Chris, it was very enlightening.

 

BTW, just between you and me, Chris, "Rock Around the Clock" was 1955, not 1950. :)

George

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