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London 1982. As the new romantic youthquake of 1981/1982 faded, and after what felt like a lifetime since punk's last gasp, a tiny nightclub opened it's doors in London's Soho. Drawing to it a new generation of misfits and miscreants with a penchant for polysexual hedonism, for dressing up and showing out, The Batcave became the dark heart of alternative club culture, just like The Roxy and The Blitz before it. Art school students, ex-punks and psychobillys, boys and girls, gays, straights, don't-knows and don't-cares, Camden and Kensington Market stallholders, professional squatters, kids on the dole, kids in bands, nocturnal music journalists, edgy fashionistas, androgynous randoms and even a smattering of bona fide popstars - from Nick Cave to Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Almond, Robert Smith, Killing Joke and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. All were welcome to pile in, gawp at the hair, ripped, torn, bleached and rubberised fashions, and death-mask make-up and take in the dancefloor's heady musical mix of beats-heavy post-punk pioneers, outsider icons like Wayne County and The Cramps, and a teetering pile of lusty glam rock singles from the likes of T. Rex and The Sweet. The club even had it's own house band, Specimen, fronted by charismatic and ghoulishly handsome frontman Olli Wisdom (RIP) as well as playing host to a slew of first-wave bands of what came to be known as "goth". And it is with Specimen's Jon Klein (later, a Banshee, too) and keyboardist Jonny Slut (later founder of legendary club night Nag Nag Nag) along with Sophie Chery from another stalwart Batcave band, Sexbeat, who've worked with Demon in putting together this deluxe and definitive musical and visual accompaniment to a moment that sparked a global youth cult. This 63-track 6LP Collection is the first of it's kind. It captures both the fun and freedom of The Batcave and a revolutionary moment in time. It's also the first to reflect the musical influences on the scene and how that scene pointed forwards. Above everything else, it's a fascinating evocation of what you'd have actually heard had you stumbled into that sweaty, energetic dive between '82 and '84. With it's very strong tracklisting, Young Limbs Rise Again includes music from just about everybody that mattered - from The Cure to Joy Division, from The Sisters Of Mercy to Sparks. Accompanying 6LP collections is a stunning 80-page hardback book, with an introduction from Kris Needs, packed with flyers, record sleeves, over 100 photographs, many previously unseen, and the full story of the club as told by the people who were there. The Batcave's liberating air of anything-goes creativity spawned, encouraged and hosted a new generation of bands while it's fashion aesthetic - fishnets, rubber, leather, diamante, piercings, jewellery, and absolutely *anything* in black - seeped first into the wider alternative scene and then the mainstream in Britain before spreading it's tentacles literally all around the world. From Sydney to Mexico City to Paris to Brazil to Berlin - what came to be known as goth here in early-80s London, is arguably one of the UK's greatest cultural exports. The goth aesthetic forged in those tiny west end dives has gone on to inform generation after generation of bands from Nine Inch Nails to Yungblud as well as walking fashion runways for Burberry, McQueen and Galiano and giving Hollywood a whole new dark palette to work with - from Tim Burton's weird cinematic adventures to TV shows as diverse as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and American Horror Story. That thing the kids still like? It all started HERE. As Specimen's Jonny Slut says - "It was a light bulb for all the freaks and people like myself who were from the sticks and wanted a bit more from life. Freaks, weirdos, sexual deviants... There's people around who'll always be attracted by something shiny, glittering, exciting... It was more Gotham City than Aleister Crowley."
London 1982. As the new romantic youthquake of 1981/1982 faded, and after what felt like a lifetime since punk's last gasp, a tiny nightclub opened it's doors in London's Soho. Drawing to it a new generation of misfits and miscreants with a penchant for polysexual hedonism, for dressing up and showing out, The Batcave became the dark heart of alternative club culture, just like The Roxy and The Blitz before it. Art school students, ex-punks and psychobillys, boys and girls, gays, straights, don't-knows and don't-cares, Camden and Kensington Market stallholders, professional squatters, kids on the dole, kids in bands, nocturnal music journalists, edgy fashionistas, androgynous randoms and even a smattering of bona fide popstars - from Nick Cave to Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Almond, Robert Smith, Killing Joke and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. All were welcome to pile in, gawp at the hair, ripped, torn, bleached and rubberised fashions, and death-mask make-up and take in the dancefloor's heady musical mix of beats-heavy post-punk pioneers, outsider icons like Wayne County and The Cramps, and a teetering pile of lusty glam rock singles from the likes of T. Rex and The Sweet. The club even had it's own house band, Specimen, fronted by charismatic and ghoulishly handsome frontman Olli Wisdom (RIP) as well as playing host to a slew of first-wave bands of what came to be known as "goth". And it is with Specimen's Jon Klein (later, a Banshee, too) and keyboardist Jonny Slut (later founder of legendary club night Nag Nag Nag) along with Sophie Chery from another stalwart Batcave band, Sexbeat, who've worked with Demon in putting together this deluxe and definitive musical and visual accompaniment to a moment that sparked a global youth cult. This 63-track 6LP Collection is the first of it's kind. It captures both the fun and freedom of The Batcave and a revolutionary moment in time. It's also the first to reflect the musical influences on the scene and how that scene pointed forwards. Above everything else, it's a fascinating evocation of what you'd have actually heard had you stumbled into that sweaty, energetic dive between '82 and '84. With it's very strong tracklisting, Young Limbs Rise Again includes music from just about everybody that mattered - from The Cure to Joy Division, from The Sisters Of Mercy to Sparks. Accompanying 6LP collections is a stunning 80-page hardback book, with an introduction from Kris Needs, packed with flyers, record sleeves, over 100 photographs, many previously unseen, and the full story of the club as told by the people who were there. The Batcave's liberating air of anything-goes creativity spawned, encouraged and hosted a new generation of bands while it's fashion aesthetic - fishnets, rubber, leather, diamante, piercings, jewellery, and absolutely *anything* in black - seeped first into the wider alternative scene and then the mainstream in Britain before spreading it's tentacles literally all around the world. From Sydney to Mexico City to Paris to Brazil to Berlin - what came to be known as goth here in early-80s London, is arguably one of the UK's greatest cultural exports. The goth aesthetic forged in those tiny west end dives has gone on to inform generation after generation of bands from Nine Inch Nails to Yungblud as well as walking fashion runways for Burberry, McQueen and Galiano and giving Hollywood a whole new dark palette to work with - from Tim Burton's weird cinematic adventures to TV shows as diverse as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and American Horror Story. That thing the kids still like? It all started HERE. As Specimen's Jonny Slut says - "It was a light bulb for all the freaks and people like myself who were from the sticks and wanted a bit more from life. Freaks, weirdos, sexual deviants... There's people around who'll always be attracted by something shiny, glittering, exciting... It was more Gotham City than Aleister Crowley."
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Young Limbs Rise Again: Story Of Batcave / Various
Artist: Young Limbs Rise Again: Story Of Batcave / Various
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DISC: 1

1. Temple Of Love (Extended Version) - The Sisters Of Mercy
2. Track 2
3. Let's Go To Bed - The Cure
4. Track 4
5. Incubus Succubus II - Xmal Deutschland
6. Track 6
7. The Light Pours Out Of Me - Magazine
8. Track 8
9. Garbageman - The Cramps-
10. Track 10
11. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Specimen-
12. Track 12
13. Pagan Lovesong (Vibeakimbo) - Virgin Prunes
14. Track 14
15. Against The Wind - Getting The Fear
16. Track 16
17. The Hop - Theatre Of Hate
18. Track 18
19. Fodder - The March Violets
20. Track 20
21. Follow The Leaders - Killing Joke
22. Track 22
23. Slowdive - Siouxsie and the Banshees
24. Track 24
25. Release The Bats - The Birthday Party
26. Track 26
27. We Love You - The Psychedelic Furs
28. Track 28
29. Black Leather - Nightmares In Wax
30. Track 30
31. Strict Tempo - Dave Ball featuring Gavin Friday
32. Track 32
33. Planet Claire - The B52's
34. Track 34
35. My Daddy Is A Vampire - The Meteors
36. Track 36
37. United - Throbbing Gristle
38. Track 38
39. Collapsing New People - Fad Gadget
40. Track 40
41. I Wish I Was A Girl - Wasted Youth
42. Track 42
43. Ignore The Machine - Alien Sex Fiend
44. Track 44
45. Being Boiled - The Human League
46. Track 46
47. Soul Inside - Soft Cell
48. Track 48
49. Copped It - The Fall
50. Track 50
51. Kick! - Adam ; The Ants
52. Track 52
53. Adolescent Sex - Japan
54. Track 54
55. Dr Mabuse (First Life) - Propaganda
56. Track 56
57. Like An Animal - The Glove
58. Track 58
59. Punch Drunk - Gene Loves Jezebel
60. Track 60
61. Jo's So Mean To Josephine - Flowerpot Men
62. Track 62
63. Resurrection Joe (Long Version) - The Cult
64. Track 64
65. Club Country (12" Version) - The Associates
66. Track 66
67. All About You - Scars
68. Track 68
69. Your Turn To Run - Malaria!
70. Track 70
71. Metal Dance - SPK
72. Track 72
73. This Is Not A Love Song (12" Version) - PiL
74. Track 74
75. The Back Of Love - Echo and the Bunnymen
76. Track 76
77. I Travel (Extended Version) - Simple Minds
78. Track 78
79. The The - Uncertain Smile
80. Track 80
81. Cccan't You See. - Vicious Pink
82. Track 82
83. Dead Man's Autochop - Specimen
84. Track 84
85. Sexbeat - Sexbeat
86. Track 86
87. RIP - Alien Sex Fiend
88. Track 88
89. Last Year's Wife (12" Version) - Zero LeCrêche
90. Track 90
91. Sleaze - Marc and the Mambas
92. Track 92
93. Roman Candle (12" Version) - Flesh For Lulu 1
94. Track 94
95. Deathwish - Christian Death
96. Track 96
97. Dance With Me - Lords Of The New Church
98. Track 98
99. Propaganda - Play Dead
100. Track 100
101. Fats Terminal - Bone Orchard
102. Track 102
103. Hell Raiser- The Sweet
104. Track 104
105. Telegram Sam - T Rex
106. Track 106
107. All I Want Is You- Roxy Music
108. Track 108
109. Roll Away The Stone- Mott The Hoople
110. Track 110
111. Needles In The Camel's Eye- Brian Eno
112. Track 112
113. Only After Dark- Mick Ronson
114. Track 114
115. Amateur Hour- Sparks
116. Track 116
117. Jet Boy- New York Dolls
118. Track 118
119. Vicious- Lou Reed
120. Track 120
121. Ghost Rider- Suicide
122. Track 122
123. Fun Time- Iggy Pop
124. Track 124
125. Devil Gate Drive- Suzi Quatro 3.47

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London 1982. As the new romantic youthquake of 1981/1982 faded, and after what felt like a lifetime since punk's last gasp, a tiny nightclub opened it's doors in London's Soho. Drawing to it a new generation of misfits and miscreants with a penchant for polysexual hedonism, for dressing up and showing out, The Batcave became the dark heart of alternative club culture, just like The Roxy and The Blitz before it. Art school students, ex-punks and psychobillys, boys and girls, gays, straights, don't-knows and don't-cares, Camden and Kensington Market stallholders, professional squatters, kids on the dole, kids in bands, nocturnal music journalists, edgy fashionistas, androgynous randoms and even a smattering of bona fide popstars - from Nick Cave to Siouxsie Sioux, Marc Almond, Robert Smith, Killing Joke and Sigue Sigue Sputnik. All were welcome to pile in, gawp at the hair, ripped, torn, bleached and rubberised fashions, and death-mask make-up and take in the dancefloor's heady musical mix of beats-heavy post-punk pioneers, outsider icons like Wayne County and The Cramps, and a teetering pile of lusty glam rock singles from the likes of T. Rex and The Sweet. The club even had it's own house band, Specimen, fronted by charismatic and ghoulishly handsome frontman Olli Wisdom (RIP) as well as playing host to a slew of first-wave bands of what came to be known as "goth". And it is with Specimen's Jon Klein (later, a Banshee, too) and keyboardist Jonny Slut (later founder of legendary club night Nag Nag Nag) along with Sophie Chery from another stalwart Batcave band, Sexbeat, who've worked with Demon in putting together this deluxe and definitive musical and visual accompaniment to a moment that sparked a global youth cult. This 63-track 6LP Collection is the first of it's kind. It captures both the fun and freedom of The Batcave and a revolutionary moment in time. It's also the first to reflect the musical influences on the scene and how that scene pointed forwards. Above everything else, it's a fascinating evocation of what you'd have actually heard had you stumbled into that sweaty, energetic dive between '82 and '84. With it's very strong tracklisting, Young Limbs Rise Again includes music from just about everybody that mattered - from The Cure to Joy Division, from The Sisters Of Mercy to Sparks. Accompanying 6LP collections is a stunning 80-page hardback book, with an introduction from Kris Needs, packed with flyers, record sleeves, over 100 photographs, many previously unseen, and the full story of the club as told by the people who were there. The Batcave's liberating air of anything-goes creativity spawned, encouraged and hosted a new generation of bands while it's fashion aesthetic - fishnets, rubber, leather, diamante, piercings, jewellery, and absolutely *anything* in black - seeped first into the wider alternative scene and then the mainstream in Britain before spreading it's tentacles literally all around the world. From Sydney to Mexico City to Paris to Brazil to Berlin - what came to be known as goth here in early-80s London, is arguably one of the UK's greatest cultural exports. The goth aesthetic forged in those tiny west end dives has gone on to inform generation after generation of bands from Nine Inch Nails to Yungblud as well as walking fashion runways for Burberry, McQueen and Galiano and giving Hollywood a whole new dark palette to work with - from Tim Burton's weird cinematic adventures to TV shows as diverse as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and American Horror Story. That thing the kids still like? It all started HERE. As Specimen's Jonny Slut says - "It was a light bulb for all the freaks and people like myself who were from the sticks and wanted a bit more from life. Freaks, weirdos, sexual deviants... There's people around who'll always be attracted by something shiny, glittering, exciting... It was more Gotham City than Aleister Crowley."
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