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“A Heavy Metal Glam, Punk Sleaze outfit …” (NME 1983)
Specimen has always been glam children that grew up through punk, and dressed to provoke. In the post-Blitz period of the London scene, the Batcave invited its audience to an environment, which promised there would be no funk!

Specimen was formed in Bristol, England in 1981. Jon Klein was recovering from a near ... Read more in Amazon's Specimen Store

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  • Audio CD (19 Jun 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Jungle
  • ASIN: B0000082D5
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,382 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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SPECIMEN'AZOIC',The gothic-godfathers and impresarios issue their 80's collected works.,The BATCAVE club opened in 1982,and synonymous with that groundbreaking club were its founders SPECIMEN.  To get some gigs SPECIMEN started a club where they and their friends could hang out.  The BATCAVE soon became the underground cult place to be.  ,Draped in nets,with sculptures,mud-wrestling and weird events going on in numerous rooms,it was soon swarming with TV crews and journalists as well as clubbers and creative artists.  Soon a bidding war broke out for the club's Bolanesque horror-gothic glam hosts.  ,Signing to London Records,they spent lots of money on whims like the 'Batcave' compilation album 'Young Limbs and Numb Hymns' but issued just two singles,the success of the club being a distraction.  Those six tracks became a mini-LP 'Batastrophe' on Sire in the US and are included here on 'AZOIC',together with 12" versions of their later Flicknife single,some demos and two rare songs live.  ,'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang' and 'Hex' are still cult faves in clubs today.  A new video-clip of 'Kiss Kiss...' can be seen on the 'In Goth Daze 2' DVD (Cherry Red). ,Guitarist Jon Klein went on to join Siouxsie & The Banshees,Johnny Slut and Ollie Wisdom are now both DJs.  Recently,a Specimen semi-reunion album has been issued on the US Metropolis Records and a 2-page feature in the current issue of USA's AMP magazine celebrates the band.    This CD uses the extended 12" versions of tracks,where they exist.,TRACKS: ,1. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (12") 2. Tell Tail 3. Beauty Of Poisin (12") 4. Hex (12") 5. Returning From A Journey (12") 6. Syria 7. Dead Man's Autochop 8. Stand Up Stand Out 9. Holes (12") 10. Lovers 11. Sharp Teeth Pretty Teeth 12. Azoic* (Live) 13. Wolverines* (Live) *previously unreleased   ,Stock photo. Factory Shrinkwrapped.

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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
While you wouldn't be wrong in saying that vintage Batcave band Specimen hadn't a lot to be proud of,this IS a fine album.Even if you don't like most of their other stuff you might want to check this out.The only album of theirs I'd recommend buying.Includes their hit single "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" among others.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Do you feel...dark? 15 Nov 2005
By Dean Dirge - Published on
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The Batcave era spawned so many unique bands--Specimen was one. Probably the most tuneful of the Batcave bands, Specimen comes on like a combination of at least four Bowie albums--the glam Aladdin Sane, the dark Diamond Dogs, the funky Station to Station and the edgy Heroes. If you like Bowie, you will love Specimen!

For glam anthems delivered with a campy attitude and conviction, check out Azoic!
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The Poisonous Beauty Of The Batcave!! 9 April 2003
By Belial - Published on
Format: Audio CD
All I can say is this;Whoever brought the band's "Wet Warm, Clingfilm, Red Velvet Crush" CD should buy this one as well! The two live tracks on this disc, "Wolverines" and "AZOIC" are superior to the live tunes on the other Specimen CD.It has all of the same songs, but the long versions on AZOIC are worlds better! This is the band that invented Gothic Rock as we know it today!! This is what true Goth should sound like! Ideal for playing at graveyard orgies under pale moonlight!! No Goth fan should be without it!! Get your copy in time for next Halloween!! It was the best investment I ever made!!
love it 9 Jan 2014
By Hector - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I finally got my hands on 1 specimens album
i can listen to it day after day
I recommend 100%
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