DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring River Knight

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring River Knight

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 River Knight 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?

Mark: Did we bring the volleyball?

Darren: Are we stuck on the island together or are we on different islands?

Mark: F*** it, let’s have our own islands. As long as our plane didn’t crash and we’re not in purgatory. I feel like I should have an album of sea shanties but let’s be honest that would be torture!

Darren: That really would be purgatory! The Castaway soundtrack? No, I’m going with Joni Mitchell and Ladies of the Canyon. Great album and one I always go back to.

Mark: Speaking of purgatory it reminded me of Iron Maiden - Killers. Then I thought of Alice In Chains - Dirt. Which turned into Guns n’ Roses - Chinese Democracy (which is a criminally underrated album).

Darren: Keith Richards was Johnny Depp’s dad, maybe go for a Stones album?

Mark: Sticky Fingers?

Darren: No, I wiped them clean.

Mark: Oh for f*** sake. I’m going with The Very Best of Hot Chocolate from 1987.

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?

Darren: I’m gonna have the cover of Ladies of the Canyon by Joni Mitchell.

Mark: Oh it’s a toss up. Probably a Maiden album cover. Either Powerslave or Somewhere In Time. So much to look at and so many small details to spot. Somewhere In Time. No, Powerslave.

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?

Mark: An unlimited supply of Dragon Soop, either mango and pink lemonade or blueberry and guava.

Darren: I’ll have a constant supply of the classic Brown Derby. Oh yeah, I could drink a case of you!

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?

Darren: That would be my trusty Joni Mitchell Mingus multi-use army knife. I would get a lot of use out of that!

Mark: Does Snoop Dogg sell joints at his gigs? Imagine that, sitting on a deserted island, listening to Hot Chocolate, studying the Powerslave album cover, drinking Dragon Soop and smoking some of Snoop’s finest.

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?

Mark: Oh man, someone chill. No drama. Um…

Darren: I’d have you replaced with Joni Mitchell, but saying that it doesn’t matter as we’ve already decided we’re on different islands!

Mark: Me and Jim Morrison could be standing on the beach waving at you and Joni. Obviously Jim would have brought his acid.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring River Knight

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?

Darren: Well, it would be a gig that happened before cassettes were invented. A London gig from 1967 by a lesser known band called Piccadilly Line.

Mark: I’ll have the Guns n’ Roses set from Donington Monsters of Rock in 1988.

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?

Mark: There’s only the 2 of us.

Darren: Yeah, what hope do I have if you’re my rescuer?

Mark: But we’d be rescuing each other. If I don’t rescue you, then you can’t rescue me, but if you don’t rescue me then I can’t rescue you.

Darren: Mindblown. Joni would save us both.

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?

Mark: S***. Sorry bro, it’s gonna have to be you.

Darren: Me? No way, you have a fuller figure than me.

Mark: Yeah, but my eating habits dude… I’m a giant walking carbohydrate so you can’t eat me with your keto stuff.

Darren: It’s a fair cop. As long as you listen to the Joni album I saved as you tuck into my flesh using the knife I brought.

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?

Darren: {gives a smug look}

Mark: I was gonna say Axl then thought against it. I suppose I could save Joni Mitchell.

Darren: P*** off. You know I’ve already saved Joni, she’s on the island with me already. Save somebody else.

Mark: OK, OK. I’ll save Paul Di’Anno and we can rock out with the soop and the snoop.

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