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.