By Marianna Nash
What would you do if you came across an X-ray shaped like a record? If you’re British musician Stephen Coates, the answer’s easy. You’d play it.
NPR interviewed Coates about his unusual finds. As he points out, the British, American and even Russian music people were then willing to risk imprisonment to hear wasn’t especially political:
“I mean, talking to people who bought these records when they were young — even the tiniest thread of melody, of this forbidden sound, was so exciting. And it led to a different world, really, a world of freedom, [even though the music was] not obviously anti-Soviet. You would think, ‘Why would that mambo be regarded as something worth forbidding?’ ”
Thankfully loving music is a lot more safe these days. Take a class today and start to create your first track.
Read the NPR interview.
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