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Young Limbs Rise Again: The Story Of The Batcave Nightclub 1982 – 1985 (5CD+Book) SIGNED EDITION

Young Limbs Rise Again: The Story Of The Batcave Nightclub 1982 – 1985 (5CD+Book) SIGNED EDITION

Various Artists

  1. Temple Of Love (Extended Version)- The Sisters Of Mercy
  2. Let’s Go To Bed- The Cure
  3. Isolation- Joy Division
  4. Resurrection Joe (Long Version)- The Cult
  5. Garbageman- The Cramps
  6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (12” Version)- Specimen
  7. Pagan Lovesong (Vibeakimbo)- Virgin Prunes
  8. Incubus Succubus- Xmal Deutschland
  9. The Hop- Theatre Of Hate
  10. This Is Not A Love Song (12” Version)- PiL
  11. Subterraneans- Flesh For Lulu
  12. Against The Wind- Getting The Fear
  13. Club Country (12” Version)- The Associates
  14. Cccan’t You See… - Vicious Pink
  15. Misty Circles- Dead Or Alive
  16. The Light Pours Out Of Me- Magazine
  17. All About You- Scars
  1. Follow The Leaders- Killing Joke
  2. Slowdive- Siouxsie and the Banshees
  3. Release The Bats- The Birthday Party
  4. We Love You- The Psychedelic Furs
  5. Fodder- The March Violets
  6. Black Leather- Nightmares In Wax
  7. Your Turn To Run- Malaria!
  8. Planet Claire- The B52’s
  9. The Back Of Love- Echo and the Bunnymen
  10. I Travel (Extended Version)- Simple Minds
  11. My Daddy Is A Vampire- The Meteors
  12. Strict Tempo- Dave Ball featuring Gavin Friday
  13. Collapsing New People- Fad Gadget
  14. Heaven Is Waiting- The Danse Society
  15. Nemesis- Shriekback
  16. United- Throbbing Gristle
  17. Sweat- Sexbeat
  18. Holes- Specimen
  19. I Wish I Was A Girl- Wasted Youth
  1. Temptation- New Order
  2. Soul Inside- Soft Cell
  3. Uncertain Smile- The The
  4. Ignore The Machine- Alien Sex Fiend
  5. Alice- The Sisters Of Mercy
  6. Copped It- The Fall
  7. Adolescent Sex- Japan
  8. Kick!- Adam & The Ants
  9. Qual- Xmal Deutschland
  10. Human Fly- The Cramps
  11. Dr Mabuse (First Life)-Propaganda
  12. Metal Dance- SPK
  13. Being Boiled-The Human League
  14. The Beauty Of Poisin (12” Mix)- Specimen
  15. Like An Animal- The Glove
  16. Punch Drunk- Gene Loves Jezebel
  17. Baby Turns Blue- Virgin Prunes
  18. Jo’s So Mean To Josephine- Flowerpot Men
  19. She’s Fallen In Love With A Monster Man- The Revillos
  1. Dead Man’s Autochop- Specimen
  2. Sexbeat-Sexbeat
  3. R.I.P. - Alien Sex Fiend
  4. Deathwish- Christian Death
  5. Sleaze- Marc and the Mambas
  6. Propaganda- Play Dead
  7. Roman Candle (12” Version)- Flesh For Lulu
  8. Fats Terminal- Bone Orchard
  9. Last Year’s Wife (12” Version)- Zero LeCrêche
  10. Dance With Me- Lords Of The New Church
  11. Tracey’s Burning- Anorexic Dread
  12. Cuts- Lets Wreck Mother
  13. Raymond- Turkey Bones & The Wild Dogs
  14. The Gold Of Our Lives- Furyo
  15. Torment- Marc and the Mambas
  1. Hell Raiser- The Sweet
  2. Telegram Sam - T Rex
  3. Vicious- Lou Reed
  4. All I Want Is You- Roxy Music
  5. Amateur Hour- Sparks
  6. Jet Boy- New York Dolls
  7. Funtime- Iggy Pop
  8. Ghost Rider- Suicide
  9. Roll Away The Stone- Mott The Hoople
  10. Mr Soft- Cockney Rebel
  11. Needles In The Camel’s Eye- Brian Eno
  12. Only After Dark- Mick Ronson
  13. Night Time- Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
  14. Then He Kissed Me- Hollywood Brats
  15. Cherry Bomb- The Runaways
  16. Kick Out The Jams-MC5
  17. I’m Waiting For The Man- Velvet Underground
  18. Dance With The Devil- Cozy Powell
  19. New York Groove- Hello
  20. Devil Gate Drive- Suzi Quatro

About this release

LIMITED SIGNED EDITION – contains a print signed by Jonny Slut, Jon Klein and Sophie Chèry. Limited to 250

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 its 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 its 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 90-track 5CD Collection is the first of its 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 its 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 the 5CDs 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.