DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Luna Kiss
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 find Luna Kiss sat on the beach. The island is far from their home, 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.
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?
Wil: Green Day’s, American idiot. It was the right album at the right time in my teenhood. It made me definitely want to spend the rest of my life chasing rock music.
James: The Wall - Pink Floyd. I remember hearing my dad play it when I was young and was so interested in it. It’s been my favourite album since I was 15 and still is. Plus it’s the best album to smoke one too…
Chris: I think your early records always affect you the most. For me as a teenager learning guitar, I bought the By The Way album by RHCP and learned every song. It was so much fun I couldn’t believe people did it for a living. It inspired me down the path I now find myself.
Tommy: The Clash - Sandinista. I’ve always been a huge fan of The Clash but Sandinista was a standout album for me. It showed the evolution of British 70’s punk into what became 80’s new wave. A real turning point in popular music in my opinion.
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?
Luna Kiss: Nile Rogers – Adventures In The Land Of The Good Groove… The artwork is a map… maybe it will help us?
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?
Luna Kiss: Kronenbourg 1664! Definitely.
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?
Luna Kiss: No one. I mean, after spending so long in a band together, you know how to handle each other. You know how far you can push each other. Also, what if they don’t like Kronenbourg? The bar on the island only stocks Kronenbourg and we wouldn’t want anyone else here moaning about how they’d prefer a Pimms or something… Unless they have a dinghy haha.
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?
Luna Kiss: When we were last in Germany, we ended up having a day off somewhere in Bavaria and we ended up in this hotel/bar where there was a guy singing and playing Dire Straits covers on an acoustic guitar. If we could find a recording of that guy, that’s what we’d have in our walkman because it was a nice memory, everyone drinking, laughing and having the craic. It was great. Actually… How long are we stuck on this desert island for again???
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?
Luna Kiss: Les Claypool from Primus. He wants to be a fisherman and I assume he can sail as he wrote an album about sailing the seas of cheese.
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?
James: *sigh* … James.
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?
Wil: Dave Gilmour
Chris: John Fruciante
Tommy: Joe Strummer
James: John Bonham
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