Jim Sclavunos (aka James Sclavunos) is an American drummer, multi-instrumentalist musician, record producer and writer. Sclavunos, a half-Greek and half-Italian from Brooklyn, NY (known for his exceptional height at 6'7"), is currently a member of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Grinderman.
Jim Sclavunos was memorably described in the pages of The Wire as an "infamous elegant degenerate." He has long been a prime mover in New York City’s vibrant underground music scene, helping to kick-start the vital No Wave movement in the late1970s (in Teenage Jesus & the Jerks and 8 Eyed Spy with Lydia Lunch), before playing with Sonic Youth and The Cramps. He has recorded albums with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, The Cramps, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Tav Falco's Panther Burns, 8 Eyed Spy, The Vanity Set, and Congo Norvell as well as recording sessions with many artists including Marianne Faithfull, Iggy Pop, Beth Orton and Seasick Steve. He has also toured with Lydia Lunch, Alex Chilton and Wreckless Eric.
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