Record of the Week: 05/26/2023
For this week’s Record of the Week, we’re taking a look back at our tribute to “Bones!”
In a fascinating chapter in the history of record pressing, resourceful folks looking to bootleg western pop songs behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War used lathe cutting machines to cut audio grooves into actual used X-Rays and sold them on the black market to fans desperate to hear music their government forbid them to hear! Back in the day, the records were known simply as “Bones.”
It’s a true testament to the lengths people will go to fight censorship and spread art!
Of course, professionally pressing a modern Picture Flexi with an X-Ray image results in much greater audio quality than these old illicit pressings, but it still makes a great tribute to their spirit and a great conversation piece – especially if it’s your own broken bones!
So, if you’ve ever wanted to turn a band members’ misfortune into some thing that can help the band, turn their X-Ray into a “FleX-Ray!”
The Pirates Press reps are here to guide our customers to create incredible records like this, and the ones you see here every week. When you work with us, there are no limits to what you can create, and we can help your next project look just as incredible as it sounds! Get started by getting in touch today: https://www.piratespress.com/contact/
Join us again next week, and until then, stay safe and healthy, and we’ll see you here again for our next installment of Record of the Week!
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