UK Decay

Also known as U.K. Decay, U.K.Decay
Members of UK Decay: Eddie Branch, Martyn "Segovia" Smith, Steve Harle, Steve Spon, Steven Abbot
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.ukdecay.co.uk, http://www.myspace.com/ukdecay

Discography of UK Decay:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Sexual / Twist In The Tale 2 Audio 1981-10-00 Fresh Records (14)
2 For Madmen Only 11 Audio UK Decay Records
3 Rising From The Dread 4 Audio 1982-08-00 Corpus Christi
4 The Black 45 e.p. 4 Audio 1980-01-00 Plastic Records (6)
5 Unexpected Guest 2 Audio 1981-02-00 Fresh Records (14)
6 For My Country / Unwind 2 Audio 1980-08-00 Fresh Records (14)
7 For Madmen Only 11 Audio 1981-10-00 Fresh Records (14)
8 For My Country / Unwind 2 Audio 1982 UK Decay Records
9 Death, So Fatal 14 Audio 2007 Yak Records
10 A Night For Celebration 15 Audio 1983 UK Decay Records
11 For Madmen Only 19 Audio 2009 UK Decay Records
12 For Madmen Only 11 Audio 1984 Vap Inc.
13 For My Country / Unwind 2 Audio 1980-08-00 Rossil
14 For Madmen Only 11 Audio 1984 Vap Inc.
15 New Hope For The Dead 11 Audio 2013
16 New Hope For The Dead 11 Audio 2013
17 Music Machine/Excess Club (Early Live Bootleg) 2 Audio 2013 Not On Label (UK Decay Self Released)
18 Rebellion Punk Festival (Early Live Bootleg) 13 Audio 2013 Not On Label (UK Decay Self Released)
19 Rue De Cascades, Paris 1985 (Early Live Bootleg) 12 Audio 2013 Not On Label (UK Decay Self Released)


Following a brief stint as The Resistors, the Luton based UK Decay was formed in the winter of 1978. From there they became well known and played with many of the original UK punk bands, and even made it to the US. They released several singles and an LP for [url=http://www.discogs.com/label/Fresh+Records+(UK)]Fresh Records[/url], before forming their own label, [l=UK Decay Records]. Their last studio recording was an EP titled [r=403159], recorded in 1982 on [l=Corpus Christi], a Crass label. A posthumous release, "A night for celebration", which was a live recording of the very last show (Klub Foot, Hammersmith, Dec 1982) came out on cassette in early 1983. The remaining members went on to form [a=Furyo] and [a=In Excelsis] with members of post punk/early goth band [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ritual]Ritual[/url].

UK Decay are one of the original bands to cross over from punk to what was then becoming called "Gothic", in the early '78 London scene, before the gothic and even post punk bands like Bauhaus, Theatre of Hate, the Southern Death Cult, and more. Their earlier singles are very punk, and the band has appeared on compilations of both punk and gothic music, including [r=464377] and [r=508149] with Slavedrive immediately after UK Decay broke up, and inspired the name for the english punk rock video compilation "UK/DK". Aside from Theatre of Hate and Southern Death Cult, UK Decay fit the same category as bands like The Dark, Crisis and Warsaw (who would become Joy Division).


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