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Saturday July 25th 1981

friars aylesbury phase three - maxwell hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

Killing Joke
UK Decay
related friars history (click on date)
Both bands! Saturday December 6th 1980

Youth (Brillant) Saturday October 16th 1982

Wardance; FollowThe Leaders; Change; Exit; Requiem; Unspeakable; Fall Of Because; Primitive ;Bloodsport; The Wait; Pssyche; Turn To Red; Tension
band line up
Killing Joke
az Coleman (vocs/keys)  Kevin "Geordie" Walker (guitar)   Martin 'Youth' Glover (bass)  Big Paul Ferguson (drums)
UK Decay
 Steven Abbot (vocs), Steve Harle (vocs), Martin Smith (bass), Steve Spon (guitar)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)


Aylesbury legend Bonzi had a special one off poster of this gig made for him with his name painted into it which he kindly allowed us to reproduce

UK Decay

Yes we loved Friars!
 A real shame its confined to history, there were gigs in all the major towns around Ayelsbury but Friars had the edge with its vision on taking on new bands and notice of what its members/punters had to say. Always one for secret gigs visa iggy pop/david bowie etc etc. We got a real buzz playing there.
Yes we were all members and proud, if i could find my old membership I would scan it in and post it on our website.
Nice one for putting the Friars website up

press cuttings

what happened next
Killing Joke went their separate ways after a few ine up changes in 1996. Youth formed Brilliant in 1982 and played Friars. They reformed in 2002 and in 2012 they undertook a UK arena tour with The Cult and The Mission
odds and trivia
official web presence
Killing Joke official site UK Decay official site
sound and vision
Killing Joke - Follow The Leader 
UK Decay - Decadence

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