The Psychic Soviet
ISBN10: 0965618390 ISBN13: 9780965618397 Publisher: Drag City Published: Jul 25 2006 Pages: 270 Weight: 0.30lbs. Height: 5.50" Width: 4.00" Depth: 0.50" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English
An anthology of both new and previously published essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC underground rock-and-roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is the most complete collection of writings by Ian Svenonius. The selections are written in a scholarly yet engaging style, filled with parody and biting humor that subvert capitalist culture, and cover such topics as the ascent of the DJ as a star, the cosmic depression that followed the defeat of the USSR, and the status of rock and roll as a religion. The pocket-sized book is bound with a durable bright-pink plastic cover, recalling the aesthetics of Mao s The Little Red Book, and perfect for carrying into the fray of street battle, classroom, or lunch counter argument."