Jim Sclavunos feat. an interview with Irmin Schmidt of CAN (31/05/2021)
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and writer Jim Sclavunos has been a member of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds since 1994. Alongside Lydia Lunch, he was an integral part of the NY No Wave scene in the late 1970s in bands Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Beirut Slump and 8 Eyed Spy, before joining Sonic Youth to record their first album Confusion Is Sex. Since then he has recorded with a diverse host of artists including Grinderman, The Cramps, Marianne Faithfull and Iggy Pop, along with solo albums as The Vanity Set. Sclavunos’ work as a producer encompasses The Horrors, Gogol Bordello, Beth Orton, The Jim Jones Revue, Beth Jeans Houghton and The Wytches; under the moniker Silver Alert he has done remixes for Philip Glass, Depeche Mode and Boss Hog, and in 2012 presented “Faustian Pact”, a live adaptation of Murnau’s Faust at The Perth International Arts Festival.