DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Trevor’s Head

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Trevor's Head

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 Trevor's Head 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. 

Roger: I bloody love this concept! I’ve always wanted to be a pirate so let’s get this on! No Jolly Roger jokes though please…

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?

Roger: “Catch a Fire” by Bob Marley & the Wailers – Reggae and desert islands go together like Belgian frites and mayonnaise. Oh, and can we record an album of sea shanties while we’re here?

Matt: I'll have “Foxtrot” by Genesis. Not just for my benefit because “Supper's Ready” is one of my favourite songs by anyone ever, but also for Roger, who can't stand Genesis. We'll have plenty of time together on this island for him to learn to love Peter Gabriel's apocalyptic ramblings.

Aaron: I've picked up “The Great Misdirect” by Between The Buried And Me. If you can only take one album, you may as well pick one that spans several genres.

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?

Roger: Shotgun the big shack!

Matt: Bastard!

Roger: I’ll go for the cover of “American Sharks” by… American Sharks. Grotesque, in your face, driving party vibes. Just like the record. That’ll get you going whatever mood you’re in!

Aaron: I'll take “Erpland” by Ozric Tentacles. Great album, and I think that artwork would make for great desert island decor!

Matt: Hmmm... think I'll have “Stranded” by Roxy Music. Not only because it's thematically appropriate, but it'll also be easier on the eyes than looking at you fellas all the time.

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?

Aaron: Would usually take a White Russian but milk and hot places don't mix too well, so I'll take an endless supply of Black Magic rum.

Roger: A bottle of bourbon for me. I’d have it straight and when it’s time to party, find some sugar canes, bitter leaves and oranges to make a delicious Old Fashioned. Paradise. Oh fuck, wait a minute, who’s got the ice!?

Matt: I'd have picked bourbon or rum myself but it looks like that's covered. So I'll have water to stay hydrated and bum the proper drinks off of you two.

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?

Roger: My Elephant Tree trucker cap. I lived in that thing and it’s falling apart, so I only wear it on special occasions now, haha! But in all seriousness – sunstroke is a killer and some protective headgear is a must when you’re getting tanked on a desert island.

Matt: I'll bring a Led Zeppelin shirt that I've had for about 20 years. It's faded from black to grey, so it won't be too hot in the sun, plus all the holes in it should help keep me extra cool.

Aaron: I have a Slayer flag that I got before a show in Camden many years ago. It's lightweight, you could use it to shield from the sun, it even works great as a cape. Could certainly be my Swiss army flag.

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?

Roger: I’d happily spend eternity on a desert island with these boys! But I’d probably sneak Jennifer Aniston in as well, back in her heyday. Sorry chaps, but it’s gonna get pretty tiresome looking at your faces for the next 50 years…

Aaron: If I had to choose someone other than these two, I'd probably go for Bear Grylls. I reckon he'd be my best bet at rescue. I refuse to drink his piss though.

Matt: Henry Rollins. We could while away the time by endlessly nerding out over our mutual love of Black Sabbath and Parliament Funkadelic.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Trevor's Head

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?

Matt: Black Sabbath at Theatre 140 in Brussels, 1970 – better known as the “Paris 1970” bootleg. It's the most intense show of theirs ever recorded in my opinion, Bill Ward's drumming at that gig is what first made me want to pick up a pair of sticks.

Roger: Jimi Hendrix at The Royal Albert Hall 1969 is excellent. I mean, that version of “Little Wing”…

Aaron: Gotta be Alice In Chains' “Live” record. Masterful performance!

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?

Roger: Bruce Dickinson has his own plane, doesn’t he? He probably has ice on said plane as well. Let’s leave in style, baby!

Aaron: Corpsegrinder. We build a raft around his body and legs whilst his almighty neck propels us to safety.

Matt: Axl Rose. If he came to pick us up, we could all sail away on his massive ego.

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?

Roger: Now I’m thinking Jennifer Aniston was a bad choice, I should’ve chosen Meatloaf.

Matt: Isn’t he dead?

Roger: Well, that just makes things easier.

Matt: Oh, good. I was going to offer myself up, being the chubbiest one and a vegetarian. Looks like Meatloaf’s back on the menu, boys!

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?

Roger: Chris Cornell. The world is a bit quieter without him.

Aaron: Tough to choose just one, but Nirvana got me into music when I was too young to remember, so I guess that's quite influential. I'll take any one of them.

Matt: Tony Iommi. What would my life be without those riffs?

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