DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Standing Crew

DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Standing Crew

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 Standing Crew 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?

Michael Montaeo: Rancid’s “…And Out Come The Wolves”. It hit pretty hard, and it’s withstood the test of time to my ears. It has various songs you can listen to while sober and when you’re in a party mood, you get some kicks out of it. It also has lots of sing-along songs to make merry with.

Mr. Fire: Buddy Holly’s “Buddy Holly” from 1958. It hit a young man hard and it just sounded good.

Mr. D: Van Halen II. Just the perfect soundtrack for a shipwreck.

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?

MM: The Clash’s first album. I have it at home too, and it’s another damn good album!

Mr. Fire: Led Zeppelin IV – for its impressiveness

Mr. D: The Michael Schenker Group “Assault Attack”. Michael Schenker in front of an erupting volcano, c’mon.

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?

MM: Tequila Sunrise, I hear it has enough booze…

Mr. Fire: Tequila Sunrise – sounds cool

Mr. D: Cape Cod. (Vodka & cranberry juice. )

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?

MM: A Motörhead hoodie, I always wanted one and it’s gonna get cold on a desert island.

Mr. Fire: A self-printed shirt of my old band Mixed-Up Kids, from 1990

Mr. D: Motörhead swim trunks. Might as well get a tan…

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?

MM: Samantha Fox. The ideal of my youth and a sex symbol.

Mr. Fire: Gyro Gearloose. He’d pull something out of his hat to get us off this island alive.

Mr. D: A couple of Italian showgirls. It’s better for conversation, you see: If there happens to be any, I don’t have to be involved.

DEVIL’S ISLAND featuring Standing Crew

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?

MM: Queen “Live Killers”. Good songs and it’s a double album, so there’s much to listen to

Mr. Fire: “Keikalla – Seinäjoki 10.3.1984” by the Finnish band Siberia, released in 2020

Mr. D: Led Zeppelin “How The West Was Won”. It’s just superb.

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?

MM: Ted Nugent, he seems like a wild one based on what I’ve read about him

Mr. Fire: Johnny Depp. After all, he’s a reliable captain from those movies, who’d surely pick us up and get us home without a hitch.

Mr. D: David Lee Roth. Name me another rockstar who not only explored jungles on his spare time but is also a mountain climber, a trained EMT in New York and has a helicopter license.

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?

MM: Probably me, there’d be more to eat and I’m quite a bastard when I’m really hungry.

Mr. Fire: I’d offer myself as an unselfish guy – I’m also a vegetarian – I wouldn’t survive by sacrificing anyone else, anyway.

Mr. D: I’d rather starve than turn to cannibalism. And I’m not a vegetarian.

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?

MM: Sid Vicious, quite a crazy guy who barely knew how to play but still managed to tour the world with a band. Anyone can be a rockstar!!

Mr. Fire: Elvis Presley

Mr. D: David Lee Roth. For aforementioned reasons, and I want martial arts lessons from him.


Thanks for your time. We hope you get back to dry land before you're next due out on tour!

Mr. D: Hey, you got any matches? Mine are all waterlogged


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