The Psychic Soviet by Ian SvenoniusThe Psychic Soviet by Ian Svenonius

The Psychic Soviet

byIan Svenonius

Paperback | July 24, 2006

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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.

Ian Svenonius has been lead singer of the bands Make Up, the Nation of Ulysses, Weird War, and Chain and the Gang, appearing on more than 15 albums. He is also a filmmaker, DJ, and host of Soft Focus on He lives in Washington, DC.
Title:The Psychic SovietFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 5 × 3.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 24, 2006Publisher:Drag CityLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0965618390

ISBN - 13:9780965618397

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“Ian Svenonius has come a long way since Sassy Magazine first dubbed him the "Sassiest Boy in America" in 1991. The D.C. singer has never been anything less than political to the extreme.”  —The Village Voice