Jim Sclavunous has been a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds since 1994 and has also worked with Grinderman, Iggy Pop, Sonic Youth, Wendy James, Lydia Lunch, Marianne Faithful, Jim James Review, The Cramps and many others. Jim also hosts a splendid show on Soho Radio where he spins the platters that matter. Last week's show featured an in depth interview with John J. Presley. Mr Sclavunous also played fab tracks by; Yova, Lovers of the Fancy, and The Spammed. Listen to the show: HERE
Above: Jim attending the opening party for 'Always On My Mind' at Fitzrovia Gallery on Aug 31st. (Photo by Pete Tainsh)
Above: Jim meets James Lawson (the drummer of Lovers of The Fancy who was also one of 16 artists in the 'Always On My Mind' show which was held in aid of The National Brain Appeal. Lovers of The Fancy describe themselves as being a "Sensational Bluesabilly Trio that bring you Syncopated Swamp Beat and Victorian Stomp." I think their new song 'Signals' is fantastic.
Find out more about Lovers of the Fancy: HERE
Above: Two 2 Tone Legends - Chris from Madness and Horace from The Specials both feature on the special Spammed version of 'Aint That A Kick In The Head?' which was recorded for The Specialized organisation. Since 2011 Paul Willo and Paul Ayriss and the rest of The Specialized team have raised around 1000K for good causes such as Youth music and Tonic music for mental health and the Teenage Cancer Trust by releasing themed compilation albums. In Feb 2022 The Spammed collaborated with Rolling Stones producer Chris Kimsey and Madness guitarist Chris Foreman on a track for a Specialized comp called 'Our Way' The Spammed (who are Kevin Eldon, Rat Scabies, Horace Panter, Micko Westmoreland, and Terry Edwards) recorded a stunning version of Dean Martin's 'Ain't That A Kick In The Head' For more info on The Spammed's recording session go: HERE
You can buy the 'Our Way' album for £20 HERE