One of the first and most important bands in the Goth scene, the Specimen was born in early 1981 in Bristol. They moved to London, recruited drummer Jonathan in '82 and started the scene defining club, the Batcave (4), in Soho in July 1982. Johnny Melton, AKA Jonny Slut, joined soon after. Despite touring the UK and the States, they never achieved the fame of bands like Fields Of The Nephilim or The Mission and they split in 1985. Jonny Slut went on to work with The KLF, Adamski and is now in Atomizer (2).
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Specimen Discography Tracks


Specimen Batastrophe (MiniAlbum) Sire, Sire US 1983 Sell This Version
Specimen Electric Ballroom (Album) Metropolis US 2007 Sell This Version
Specimen Alive At The Batcave (Album) Eyes Wide Shut Recordings UK 2008 Sell This Version
BAT001 Specimen Wake The Dead(CD, Album) Batcave Music BAT001 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Specimen The Beauty Of Poisin (Single) London Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Specimen Returning (Single) London Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Specimen Sharp Teeth The Trust UK 1985 Sell This Version
RAMP 1 Specimen Indestructable(12", Maxi) Rampant Records (sub-label of Posh Boy Music) RAMP 1 US 1986 Sell This Version
NNN 004 Atomizer (2) / Specimen / Mr No* Atomizer (2) / Specimen / Mr No* - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang / Japanese Disco(12") NagNagNag Records NNN 004 UK 2006 Sell This Version


Specimen Wet Warm Clingfilm Red Velvet Crush (Comp) Cleopatra US 1997 Sell This Version
FREUD CD 054 Specimen Azoic(CD, Comp) Jungle Records FREUD CD 054 UK 1997 Sell This Version
CLP 2043 Specimen Batcave(LP, Ltd, Comp, Pin) Cleopatra CLP 2043 US 2007 Sell This Version