DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Corners of Sanctuary
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 Mick Michaels of Philadelphia based Corners of Sanctuary sat on the beach. The island is far from his home, so 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?
I’m not sure I can actually answer for the other guys in the band, but James would most likely either have a Pink Floyd or AC/DC album. Mad T maybe a Judas Priest record. Frankie might have something obscure like a Janey Street album. Me, I would have Paul Stanley’s ’78 solo album on hand. I really dig this album, it has everything and for me, it’s a songwriters album. There is a lot of emotion in this record and there is a good balance of rockin’ songs, mid-tempos and slower numbers, an all around classic for me. However, I’m not sure it really matters what albums anyone has as there most likely is no turntable, cassette player or CD player or any kind around nor any power. I guess the albums can double as a fan and sun block.
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?
Again, don’t know about the other guys but just to take a shot at it and assuming we were able to make a hut, cause i doubt the Professor was on this cruise with us. James would have AC/DC’s “For Those about to Rock” poster. Mad T, something from Sabaton. Frankie, a Merle Haggard poster and I would have Kiss “Rock n Roll Over”, it’s just an all around cool cover. Colourful, bold and goes with any decoration, retro, modern or island.
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?
I’m not an alcohol consumer so for me it’s always a diet Coke or Pepsi, whatever they have. Hell I can drink the Dollar Store brand, Stars & Stripes. It doesn’t matter as long as it comes in a coconut shell with one of those cool umbrellas and straws. Somebody’s got to stay sober and look out for jungle beasts and savage natives!
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?
When on tour we always pack as light as possible, less to carry. But without a doubt, I have the Corners of Sactuary Axe “COSnROLL“ t-shirt, what else would we have on tour with us then our own gear!
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?
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?
Easy! Judas Priest’s “Unleashed in the East” recording. Hey, I believe it’s really live and at this stage in the game, that’s all that really matters. I’m stuck on an island for Pete’s sake, it’s a means of survival!
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?
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?
Frankie would be the first to go, sorry brother! Last man in is the first man out they always say. Hopefully we can find some salt and a nice vegetable. .
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?
Thanks for your time. We hope you get back to dry land before you're next due out on tour!
Thanks so much for talking with me. It’s been great! And if you don’t mind, can you maybe let our tour manager know we may be delayed for awhile, we’ve seemed to made friends with this older boat captain and his first mate from the other side of the island. A goofy duo but they have a card game that happens every day at noon... thanks!