DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Little Triggers
Welcome to this weeks edition of Devil's Island! Every week we maroon a band or artist on the island and see what they get up to, how they cope with being all alone on a small island in the middle of the ocean. It's not your average desert island and we'll see just how each person copes with the extreme conditions.
This week when we arrived at Devil's Island we found Jay and Tom from Little Tiggers sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, but how did they end up on here and how did they cope with life on Devil's Island?
Find out now...
Welcome to The Razors'e Edge and our somewhat lovely, warm desert island. Don't worry about it's name I'm sure it's not as bad as that would suggest.
So you're marooned here on this island, but before you ended up shipwrecked you chose one album that you couldn't live without. Which album did you each chose and why?
Jay: For me it’s got to be “By the Way” from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. It’s an album I always come back to as it’s full of passion but with a musical variety that keeps it interesting.
Tom: “Abbey Road” just has to be the best album released by the Beatles and the 16 minute medley on side two is, in my humble opinion, the finest piece of popular music ever written, produced and performed.
Just behind that palm tree is a shack for each of you to stay in, with enough space for you to put up a poster on the wall of one album cover. What album cover do you each chose?
Jay: The multiple images on the Stones “Exile on Main Street” album would help while away the time.
Tom: The Beatles “White” album could be a calming influence with Cream’s “Disraeli Gears” having the opposite effect!
There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to chose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?
Jay: A long cold pint of Guiness
Tom: A bottle of warm Newcastle Brown.
Your suitcases were lost when your ship sank, but you each managed to salvage one item of band merch. Whats the merch and for what band?
Jay: A Motorhead Zippo lighter would come in handy for lighting campfires and cooking food.
Tom: The Humble Pie tee shirt that replaces their album title “Smokin” with “Tourin” to remind me what I was doing before being shipwrecked.
You’re sat on the island thinking “I’m stuck here on this island with my bandmates for eternity”… who would you rather have been shipwrecked with?
Jay: Liam Gallagher would certainly make life on the island interesting, although we just have to kill and eat him if he never shut up.
Tom: Otis Redding, just to hear that soulful voice as the sun set over the sea while we chilled on the beach having a few pints with Liam.
There's a walkman in your pocket, on the tape inside is the recording of the one live show that stands out for you. It could be any show, from any band, anywhere in the world. What show is on that walkman?
Jay: Nirvana live at Reading, August 30 1992. An incendiary performance.
Tom: Jimi Hendrix & the Band of Gypsies live at the Fillmore East New York, January 1 1970. A new year, a new decade and Hendrix was reinventing Rock music. Tragically, we never got to see and hear his ambition fulfilled.
You've been stuck here for a while and food supplies are running low. There's only one thing for it... which fellow band member gets sacrificed to help the others survive?
Jay: Ha ha! As a two piece band it would have to be a fight to the death!
Finally, when the ship sank you each managed to save one person from the wreckage. That person is the one musician that has influenced your career the most, shaped your way of thinking and your outlook on life. Who did you save?
Jay: It has to be Dave Grohl as it was listening to him play that made we want to pick up the sticks.
Tom: I have two real influencers in John Lennon and Steve Marriott. Both taken from us far too young.