several singles and an LP on Fresh records, which also carried
Play Dead and The
Dark. Their last recorded album, "Rising from the Dread"
was recorded in 1982 on Corpus Christi, a Crass label. The cassette
only release "A Night for Celebration" is their last
show in December of 82. The remaining members went on to form
Furyo and In
Excelsis with members of another dissipated post punk/early
goth band, Ritual.
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,
of Hate, the Southern
Death Cult, and more. In fact they were already established
when many of those bands were not, and helped get many of them
on their feet with gigs.
singles are very punk, and the band has appeared on compilations
of both punk and gothic music, including "Punk and Disorderly"
and Dave Roberts' (of Sex
Gang Children) "The Whip" as Slavedrive immeadiattely
after UK Decay broke up, and inspired the name (probably) for
the english punk rock video compilation "UK/DK" (buy
Aside from Theatre of Hate and Southern Death Cult, UK Decay fit
the same bill as bands like The Dark, Crisis
(Douglas Peirce and Tony Wakeford of pre Death
In June's punk band, also with members of Theatre of Hate),
and Warsaw (who would
become Joy Division).
Here on this
page you can see the majority of UK Decay's discography, lyrics,
photos, inserts, sounds, and more.