Episode 61 - Suroosh Alvi (Co-Founder of Vice)
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
-High School in Minneapolis
-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
-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.
-“We have to make this work!”
-Getting the Misfits back together
-And much more!