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Grinderman is a garage rock band formed by Nick Cave (vocals, electric guitar, organ, piano), Warren Ellis (electric bouzouki, Fendocastor, violin, viola, acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Martyn P. Casey (bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals) and Jim Sclavunos (drums, percussion, backing vocals); all members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
The band was described in an initial press release as "Foul-mouthed, noisy, hairy, and damn well old enough to know better." Their debut album Grinderman was released in March 2007. Cave plays guitar in the group; with his former band, The Bad Seeds, he played guitar on only one song ("Rye Whiskey") and his admittedly primitive playing has changed the sound of the group's music.
Similar Bands: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, The Birthday Party