DEVIL'S ISLAND featuring Maverick
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 Maverick 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?
Oh, we start with the big stuff… ok. You know that’s never an easy question to answer, as I’m sure it’s an impossible one. However, for the sake of argument, we’ll go with Rancid - 1993 (Eddie), Green Day - Dookie (Fil) and Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare (Elliott).
Rancid 1993: The first real punk album fate gifted Eddie. Still fills him with the same electrocuting energy, every time he gives it a spin.
Dookie: The first song with which Fil ever fell in love with. True romance has had a name ever since, and it’s Basket Case.
Nightmare: Elliott’s first-time hearing metal, first album of his most treasured band. A roller coaster of emotions, all the way.
All these albums changed the course of our lives forever.
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?
Nofx – Liberal Animation, for me (Eddie). Not one of my favourite albums, not even a vegetarian for that matter. I just always digged the drawing and colours. It’s a really cool cover.
Blink-182 - Enema of the State, for Fil. He understood we were stranded on a desert island ;p
The Clash - London Calling, for Elliott. Such an emblematic picture. And we’re all big fans.
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?
I’ll have the Piña Colada por favor. But the real thing, with fresh ingredients… mmm, oh yeah… (that was a close one with my good friend tequila)
Fil will have the Vesper Martini. He’s mysterious like that. Bring this guy to a desert island, but never will he be stripped from his classiness. #007
And Elliott will have the eternal fountain of Prieur Montrachet. Reminds him of fresh, perfumed lips, every time he takes a sip. This man knows what’s good.
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?
I saved my vintage Nofx shorts, Fil got his ever so used, but still killer, Dookie white t-shirt and Elliott his Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan autographed drum sticks.
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?
Although we’d need to know one’s temper and character to answer this one, we’ll just say some hot super models. We’re just being honest here.
So we wouldn’t make anyone jealous, we decided to not name any specific person.
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?
Fuck your questions are hard! Again, for the sake of argument, we’ll listen to Nofx - I Heard They Suck Live!!, Blink-182 - The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!) and Cock Sparrer - Live in San Francisco.
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?
We thought about the most badass rock star there is. Lemmy, coming back from the dead, a chick wrapped around his arm and a bottle of Jack in the other. He surely comes to our rescue, but first, Rock n’ Roll!
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?
Fuck it, I’ll go. I’m juicier and provide a healthy meat. I’d probably get food poisoning from the other two anyways.
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?
Well, since we’re playing pretend here… Frank Zappa, Billie Joe Armstrong and Freddie Mercury. Plus, can you imagine the parties we’d have!