DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring The Miser
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 The Miser 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?
Crocker: Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous. They’re the best band and that whole live album is just perfection (we’ll ignore the rumours that it was mostly overdubbed in a studio). Brian Downey is a drumming machine, Robbo and Gorham both tear through everything, and Phil Lynott is just cool personified.
Matty: Aenima by Tool. Best album ever written.
Scott: My pick would have also been Live & Dangerous. Do we have to share or do I get to pick something else? Runner up…AC/DC If You Want Blood, You've Got It.
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?
Crocker: Oh christ I dunno. Lita Ford - Out for Blood. (It might get lonely on the island!)
Matty: Leviathan by mastodon. As it has a boat on it and I'm stuck on an 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?
Crocker: Easy… Chivas Regal.
Scott: Water, otherwise we’d be dead within days.
Matty: Old fashioned.
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?
Matty: Whatever band that sold a dinghy
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?
Crocker: Peter Cook and Dudley Moore would probably be a laugh.
Scott: The bikini bus girls from the end of Dumber and Dumber
Matty: Bear Grylls so he can do all the work
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?
Crocker: Aerosmith live at Hellfest 2014.
Matty: Tool Brixton Academy 2006 or 07 and the bag of shrooms
Scott: We’ve already got Live and Dangerous and If You Want Blood so I think we’re covered but at a push i’d say David Gilmour Live in Gdansk. Class.
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?
Probably Sting - he could get the Police involved and he’s had experience with messages in bottles.
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?
Crocker: They’d probably have got sick of me moaning, so I think I’d be the one.
Matty: Me I'm the meatiest
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?
Crocker: I’m not sure if it counts as he’s already dead, but I’ll go with John Bonham. I started out as a drummer many years ago, before I got sick of carrying it all, and he was my guy. Absolute monster.
Matty: Justin Chancellor
Scott: Gary Moore - the greatest of all time.