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Episode 61 - Suroosh Alvi (Co-Founder of Vice)

By Turned Out A Punk

What is success? Well in the Turned Out A Punk universe it is having the founder of the self-professed “punkzine" that became a multi-billion dollar media juggernaut, Vice Co-Founder Suroosh Alvi! Sit back as Damian talks to his friend about going from Husker Du shows, to Man’s Ruin Records distros to owning and running a major news outlet. Also touched on -Spaceshits -Matty Matheson -Cancer Bats -Husker Du -High School in Minneapolis -Replacements -Rifle Sport -Working at Big Money Records -Working side by side with Har Mar Superstar -A New Day Rising with nothing to do on Christmas Day -An older brother getting you into metal -Prince -The racism of 70’s Toronto -The Montreal hate of Toronto -The Vice romanticism of Montreal -Answer Me! and the other boarder line hate literature of the late 90s -Vice and punk -Going to a Run DMC show in Chicago in 1985 -Guitars and Rappers -The Ultra-Violent Booze Catastrophe -The Pre-Vice Records label: SSG Records -“Fuck All’ Y’all, we are out of here.” -Vice moves to New York. -Man’s Ruin -“We have to make this work!” -Getting the Misfits back together -And much more!

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