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Decry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85


Decry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85. Photo © Jason Willis

Decry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85. Photo © Jason WillisDecry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85. Photo © Jason WillisDecry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85. Photo © Jason Willis

One of the first wave of shows at the Outhouse in Lawrence (and one of the only shows I taped there), this cover-loaded set by Decry finds them in between the classic SoCal Punk Rock of their Falling LP & the more Glam trappings of the Japanese MLP followup.

Now while Falling was received with near open arms at the time of its release (MRR compared them to the Adolescents, Circle Jerks, M.I.A., Black Flag AND Toxic Reasons), when they merged that style with the comparatively heavy dose of Hanoi Rocks~cum~Aerosmith (etc) trappings on Japanese (hey, it could have worked), their popularity seemed to pretty much drop off the radar altogether. Still, if you can imagine this approach panning out you’ll be glad to hear that their more Rockist material gelled plenty better live than it did in the studio, and over the years I’ve played this recording much more than the actual later vinyl.

A few notes on the pics: I ran out of film right after these 4 shots, so sadly this is all I’ve got to share. Folks familiar the Outhouse itself will probably note both the minimum of graffiti as well as the total lack of a stage (eagle eyes might also spot a few mid-1980’s cans of Carling Black Label with the old white packaging, then perilously close to its last gasp.)

And hey all you locals: be sure to listen for a confused Farrell asking why he should go to Bucky’s (formerly Sandy’s) in Lawrence.

Decry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85
Decry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85


Decry: Live At The Outhouse in Lawrence, KS 10-17-85 (192 kbps)
01 Problems (Sex Pistols) (3:01)
02 Here To Stay (2:52)
03 Let ’em Shake It (2:37)
04 Last Sin (1:23)
05 American Way (3:00)
06 Dead End Zone (2:31)
07 Raven (2:31)
08 Faces In The Night (4:26)
09 Two Miles From Nowhere (3:40)
10 My Island Paradise (4:42)
11 Mama Kin (Aerosmith) (3:29)
12 Calvary (3:28)
13 Falling (4:15)
14 Fortunate Son (CCR) (2:31)
15 Sorority Girls (4:07)
16 Something In Common (3:05)
17 Warlords (3:33)
18 Sonic Reducer (Dead Boys) (3:08)
19 Train Kept A Rollin’ (Yardbirds) (6:02)
20 Stranger (4:43)
21 Farrell’s Address (0:56)


  1. May 10th, 2009 at 03:17 | #1

    I must have missed this show for some reason. I can’t imagine why, but I don’t even recognize the flyer…

  2. Jason
    May 10th, 2009 at 03:28 | #2

    I think it was a pretty last minute deal (note the flyer even says “Tonight” on it, never a very reassuring thing for a band). I seem to remember hearing about it for the first time the night before on KJHK, and for sure the crowd couldn’t have numbered more than 30-50 or so. Still Decry were enthusiastically received — the set ran about 70 minutes long & I remember a bunch of us joining in to sing into the mic during “Train Kept A Rollin'”.

    Oh and credit where credit is due: I swiped the flyer from the still-in-progress-Lawrence music wiki that Blur is putting together. Check it here: http://mentalexcursions.org/wiki/index.php?title=Image:Decryfalling.jpg

  3. May 11th, 2009 at 15:05 | #3

    Oh yeah, Bucky’s.

    The one time I went there, they were refinishing their parking lot and it was “blocked off” by a piece of string. You said “Just go ahead and park, it’s okay” and I followed your suggestion, busting the string like a sprinter triumphantly crossing a finish line.

    You were wrong. The asphalt was not ready for parking. Everyone glowered at me. Even Dean Lubensky glowered at me.

  4. July 10th, 2009 at 21:41 | #4

    Adolescents, Circle Jerks, M.I.A., Black Flag AND Toxic Reasons?!?!?! that should make them the best band EVER!

  5. April 27th, 2010 at 21:25 | #5

    I’m trying to put together a list that will help everyone find punk MP3s on the Web, particularly old, out of print or obscure tracks.
    Would you consider adding your site to the list? It will help get you traffic, as well as be a useful tool for anyone looking for music.

    The form is here:

    http://punkmusic.about.com/u/sty/blogs/MP3blogsitelist/form.htm

    Thanks!

  6. July 23rd, 2010 at 10:33 | #6

    BOFI opened that show, the only time we appeared with a national act. I left early for school-related reasons—a test the next day? Thanks for posting what I missed.

  7. Jeff Holland
    December 23rd, 2010 at 00:07 | #7

    @Ben Sinister

    I think Tony Staples and his wife (sorry, forget her name) were the only people watching us.

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