UK Decay

UK Decay

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 Fresh Records, before forming their own label, UK Decay Records. Their last studio recording was an EP titled Rising From The Dread, recorded in 1982 on 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 Furyo and In Excelsis with members of 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, 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 Punk And Disorderly and The Whip 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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UK Decay Discography


FRESH LP5 UK Decay For Madmen Only (Album, Comp) Fresh Records (14) FRESH LP5 UK 1981 Sell This Version
DK 6 UK Decay A Night For Celebration(Cass) UK Decay Records DK 6 UK 1983 Sell This Version
1606, UKDEC002 UK Decay New Hope For The Dead (Album) Rainbow City Records, UK Decay Records 1606, UKDEC002 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
CD001 UK Decay Rue De Cascades, Paris 1985 (Early Live Bootleg)(CDr) Not On Label (UK Decay Self Released) CD001 UK 2013 Sell This Version
CD002 UK Decay Rebellion Punk Festival (Early Live Bootleg)(CDr) Not On Label (UK Decay Self Released) CD002 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PLAS 001 Pneumania / UK Decay Pneumania / UK Decay - Split Single(7", Single) Plastic Records (6) PLAS 001 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PLAS 002 UK Decay The Black 45 e.p. (EP) Plastic Records (6) PLAS 002 UK 1980 Sell This Version
FRESH 12 UK Decay For My Country / Unwind (Single) Fresh Records (14) FRESH 12 UK 1980 Sell This Version
DK 4 UK Decay Unexpected Guest (Single) Fresh Records (14) DK 4 UK 1981 Sell This Version
FRESH 33 UK Decay Sexual / Twist In The Tale(7", Single) Fresh Records (14) FRESH 33 UK 1981 Sell This Version
Christ It's 1 UK Decay Rising From The Dread (Single) Corpus Christi Christ It's 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
ukdecs003 UK Decay Killer / Heavy Metal Jews (7", Single) UK Decay Records ukdecs003 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
UKDEC1885 UK Decay Wonderful Town EP (EP) UK Decay Records UKDEC1885 UK 2014 Sell This Version


DKCD1 UK Decay Death, So Fatal(CDr, Comp, RM) Yak Records DKCD1 UK 2007 Sell This Version


CD003 UK Decay Music Machine/Excess Club (Early Live Bootleg)(CDr) Not On Label (UK Decay Self Released) CD003 UK 2013 Sell This Version