DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring The Simple Radicals
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 The Simple Radicals sat on the beach. The island is far from their base, so how did they end up 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?
John Malkin: Lights Out by UFO because it’s the best mix of shredding guitar, ballads, and pure rock. And I’m sure I’ll be hallucinating heavily on the island so UFO’s will be plentiful.
John Griffin: Scary Monsters by David Bowie because it restores my faith in music.
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?
John Malkin: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. It has a different message every time I look at it. Not sure why.
John Griffin: Original Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix. Have you seen it? Then you know why.
There's also a bar on this here island. But alas each of you only get to choose one drink for the entirety of your stay. What's your tipple of choice?
John Malkin: Maker’s Mark whiskey. I really hate tropical drinks despite the fact I’m on an island.
John Griffin: Cabernet Sauv
Your suitcases were lost when your ship sank, but you each managed to salvage one item of band merch. What’s the merch and for what band?
John Malkin: Any band that sells a sturdy dinghy with a 100 horsepower motor.
John Griffin: My Snug t-shirt
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?
John Malkin: Pearl Jam. That would give me the opportunity to finally collaborate with Eddie Vedder.
John Griffin: St. Vincent. No explanation needed.
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?
John Malkin: Zeppelin’s The Song Remains the Same. I’ve listened to it a million times and can certainly listen to it a million more while stranded.
John Griffin: Live from the Middle East by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones
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?
John Malkin: That’s easy. Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. He’s a pilot. I’m sure he can land on water and pick me up.
John Griffin: Jimmy Buffett. I don't dig him, but he must have a boat.
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?
John Malkin: Sorry. Not playing “Sophie’s Choice”. But it certainly will be fun to watch them draw straws.
John Griffin: I am related to one so that’s out of the question. The other two can fight to the death for my amusement. The winner will maintain life.
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?
John Malkin: Eddie Vedder. Aside from one of the greatest songwriters, he’s also from Chicago and a diehard Cubs fan so we’d def have a lot to talk about.
John Griffin: David Bowie