The Psychic Soviet

by Ian F Svenonius
The Psychic Soviet
  • ISBN-13: 9781617757662
  • Author(s): Ian F Svenonius
  • Subject: Popular culture
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Imprint: Akashic Books
  • Publication Date: 07-11-2019
  • Format: p/b

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A collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is Ian F. Svenonius's groundbreaking first book of writings. The selections are written in a lettered yet engaging style, filled with parody and biting humour 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, how Seinfeld caused the bankruptcy of modern pop culture, 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 Little Red Book.
About the book

A collection of essays and articles from one of the mainstays of the Washington, DC, underground rock and roll scene, The Psychic Soviet is Ian F. Svenonius's groundbreaking first book of writings. The selections are written in a lettered yet engaging style, filled with parody and biting humour 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, how Seinfeld caused the bankruptcy of modern pop culture, 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 Little Red Book.