The Psychic Soviet and Other Works
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 s
“Mordor Dearest” details the woman-hating homoeroticism of the Lord of the Rings films, while “The Bloody Latte” examines the historical relationships of imperial powers and their soft d...more
Plus who doesn't love a little pink book. I still can't...more
While the two forms ["electro-clash" and semi-acoustic/psychedelic "folk" revival] are distinct and even aesthetically in opposition to the other, their common aversion to acoustic drums reveals their...more
"This sword/phallus broke when it hit the ring/vagina though it sliced off the finger that wore it. Though the penis of the father is easily lopped off, the mother and her vagina are more formidable."
It's endless entertainment with some salient points and startling connections that are so outrageous, I hope to god they're true.
Svenonius' first band, Nation of Ulys...more