Vocals: Julian Casablancas
I wanted band members from different eras – but I'd like a contemporary chap at the head of the ship as the singing captain, because I'd like current events to play into the lyrics naturally.
Bass: Herbie Flowers
He worked with everyone from David Bowie to Lou Reed. I like his psychedelic noodley contributions to many of my favourite Seventies records.
Rhythm guitar: Kurt Cobain
I thought it'd be cool to have a crunchy power-chord player. I wanted a shoegazey vibe – and have some of the people not really wanting to be there.
Lead guitar: Django Reinhardt
He's gonna do all this fast set work. I wanted someone who is gonna be able to keep up with Herbie Flowers – and I thought Django was my guy.
Keyboard: Regina Spektor
I was gonna get her a Casio and she could just use a sample or whatever she wanted. I think it's important to have some feminine energy.
Saxophone: Garfield the Cat
He's a cool cat. I just have this feeling that he might play the saxophone really well.
Drums: Gene Krupa
He specialised in a really old-fashioned, jazz style of playing. I've decided to call this band The Jamventurers, by the way.
Adam Green and Binki Shapiro's self-titled album is out now on Decca/Rounder. adamandbinki.com