Bizarre world of British flexi discs collected in new Jonny Trunk book

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From Brillo adverts to budgie tutorials.

Master of musical ephemera, Jonny Trunk will publish a new book, Wobbly Sounds, A Collection of British Flexi Discs, this April.

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Featuring over 150 discs, the book shines a light on the often disposable, quaintly mundane and downright curious world of the flexi disc – a form of bendable plastic disc that holds a few minutes of poorly reproduced audio, and was often used for advertising purposes.

Described as “a fascinating archive of post-war design and advertising ingenuity”, the book collects discs for the 1950s to the 1990s, from somnambulant sleep aides developed by mattress companies to records that claim to teach words to pet budgies.

Wobbly Sounds, A Collection of British Flexi Discs is published by Four Corners, and will be available from 15th April. Click here to pre-order a copy and see more images from the book below.

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