DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Little King
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 Ryan from American prog rockers Little King sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, but how did he end up here and how did he 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?
Ha! It would be easy to go with an old favourite, and Rush's 2112, Steely Dan's Aja, Talking Heads Naked, Pink Floyd's Darkside of the Moon, and perhaps The Beatles White Album might all be in the running. But, practically speaking, you'd wanna choose the longest album possible in order to have a ton of variety. So maybe Miles Davis' Bitches Brew or like that album from that Welsh band Quiet Marauder, which is the longest rock album on record at almost 5 hours. I've never even listened to the whole thing, but that would be the way to go.
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?
I am extremely drawn to variety, okay? So, Sgt. Pepper would probably provide the most opportunity to look and look again and find something different every time. I think Led Zepplin III might be fun as well... but only if the poster had that little spinning wheel like the album did back in the day. Genius!
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?
Pre or post sobriety? Back in the bad old days, I liked Tequila too much. Jack Daniels', too. So which one would make me hallucinate the most and have a mind-altering experience? Mescal with the worm or perhaps Absinthe? Or liquid Ayahuasca? I'll go with that. If I am gonna be stranded, I think I wanna trip balls.
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?
Definitely the Little King Trucker Hat. It's perfect! And I could catch fish or some bugs with it, so let's saddle that puppy up and mutli-task with the hat.
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?
I love those guys. But probably Eddy, because he can fix and build anything. Manny is from the Dominican, though, so he's used to desert islands hahahaha.
Wait, this makes me think I need some hot women in my band? Backup singers/dancers? I want a do-over.
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?
I would absolutely have R40 from Rush, the last one they ever played in LA from May of 2015. No contest, no question. I would also love to have a recording of a show we played on the Virus Divine tour in like 2005 from the Viper Room. We transcended and left our bodies for about 30 minutes. EPIC.
You're getting desperate, you decide the only course of action is to put a message in a bottle and hope someone finds it. Your message could be to any member of any band, but should be the most suitable for a rescue attempt. Who is it?
Bruce Dickinson FOR SURE. Dude is a pilot and owns that 666 plane from the Iron Maiden tours. Seems like an honourable chap and quite industrious, too. I want Bruce to come get us.
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?
Manny put on a ton of Quarantine meat. Dark meat, I might add. Now I am a vegetarian, but he's clearly getting eaten first. I'll just have to mix it with coconut or leaves or whatever and pretend he's a salad topping.
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?
The late, great Neil Peart gets the nod. He's my hero and he's dead, and that just sucks. So since we are playing hypothetical roulette, I'm gonna resurrect Neil and save him from dying again. That rocked my world this January...I don't think I could lose him again.