DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Sano Hill
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 Sano Hill 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?
Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks’ – this is the album that brought home to me first the power and possibility of music and songwriting - an extraordinary coming together of music, lyric and vocal, all functioning at a heightened level beyond what could easily be described in words. Transcendent.
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?
Either U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ or Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ - two extraordinary albums of bands at their very peak.
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?
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?
No idea. Something I could float on to get off the island! Maybe a guitar case that floats!
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?
Tom Waits – a great guy to have a drink with. And not a bad singer/songwriter either!
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?
Van Morrison’s ‘It's Too Late to Stop Now’ – one of the best live albums you’ll hear. An artist at his peak playing with an amazing group of musicians.
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?
Bono – if anyone can sort us out, it’s him. He’s got all the contacts.
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?
As I’m a solo singer songwriter I’m in a bit of a spot - ermm...
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?
Probably Van Morrison – however, I hear he’s a pretty grumpy bastard so I’d probably end up throwing him in again after a while. Extraordinary musician though.