Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ‘Spoilt For Choice’ Choosing Live Set Lists

Drummer Jim Sclavunos talks to us about their headline Latitude show

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds who are set to play Glastonbury festival this weekend (June 28) before returning to the UK to headline the closing night of Latitude 2009 on July 19 are “spoiled for choice” when it comes to choosing what to play live, drummer Jim Sclavunos has told

Talking just before their summer festival tour begins, Sclavunos says that as a long running group, they “try to slip in at least one song from each album” adding that “With 14 amazing studio albums to choose from, I don’t want to boast, but we’re spoiled for choice.”

The Bad Seeds line-up of Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey, Thomas Wydlers and Conway Savage will be joined on this tour by legendary punk guitarist Ed Kuepper and Sclavunos says he’s helped give the group a new feel on the old songs.

He explains: “He’s new blood in the line-up and is helping us give all the classic Bad Seeds material a fresh take. Ed’s a pleasure to work with.”

For the full Latitude interview with Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos, go to Uncut’s dedicated Latitude blog now!

With less than a month to go until Uncut’s favourite event of the summer, we’ll be bringing you daily artist previews, news updates and prize giveaways as we count down to Suffolk…so check back here tomorrow for more exclusive content!

Yesterday (June 23), we spoke to Uncut Arena headliner’s Gossip front woman Beth Ditto, see her Latitude festival tips here and enter our Music For Men album competition give away.


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