Many of you will recognize Jim Davies from The Prodigy's Electronic Punks video when he was their live guitarist in 95/96. he then left them as a live guitarist, but contributed guitar to tracks like Firestarter and Fuel my Fire on The Fat of The Land. He's also in his own band Pitchshifter, but has recently rejoined The Prodigy as a live guitarist. I've had the chance to interview him to find out more about his work with Prodigy!
neko: How does it feel to be back with the Prodigy?
Davies: Its amazing, I'm really happy about it. When I wasn't
doing the guitars live I was still in touch with the guys and saw
them regularly to play them what
neko: You used to play live with Prodigy some years ago, then joined Pitchshifter and toured heavily with them. Do you think your live performance in Prodigy has changed with your experience in Pitchshifter?
Definitely, before I started playing with prodigy the only
gigs I had really
In Pitchshifter you and Jon Clayden write all of the songs
together, does working with Prodigy influence you on how you write
your own music?
Well it was the prodigy that got me into dance music really,
neko: How does playing with Pitchshifter differ from playing with the Prodigy?
Its a big difference, I feel like wurzel gummidge sometimes as I need
Your single 'Shutdown' is gonna be released on 17th June and Pitchshifter
are playing a few one-off shows. What else is planned for Pitchshifter
in the near future, is there a tour coming up at some point?
We are doing a few European festivals in june and july and hoping
to do a
Your personal opinion on 'Baby's got a Temper'?
I really like it, its gone through quite a lot of chances but I think
its classic Prodigy, if somethings not broken why fix it!! Live the
tune is incredible, really heavy.
neko: Do you still remember your first ever show with Prodigy? When was it and what was it like?
Yes, it was a small club in paris france 1995, I remember just taking
What was your favourite show you ever played (with any
band) and why?
With shifter it was the main stage at reading a few years ago,
I have a
neko: Very little is known about your biography. We know you joined The Prodigy as a live and studio guitarist, before then leaving and becoming a member of Pitchshifter. But what did you do before joining The Prodigy? Were you in any other bands? Tell us about your past.
No bands worth mentioning, I'd only been playing guitar for about
neko: Who influences you musically?
Helmet, rage, pumpkins, jam, pistols, dead Kennedy's, some drum and
bass and hiphop , a lot of breakbeat and funk.
What was the last CD you bought?
Jim: Jurassic 5
neko: How do you handle playing with two bands at the same time? Was it difficult to manage to do the Prodigy live shows and the new Pitchshifter album at the same time?
Well the Australian tour was at a time when pitchshifter weren't touring
You have played guitar on some tracks on The Fat of the Land. Can
You never know!!!!!
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