Sunday, September 27, 2015

Proletariat - WERS, Boston 1981 + 1983

The Proletariat were from Boston and combined elements of Punk and Post-Punk to create a unique and original sound. Between 1981 and 1986 they released two albums, one single and a demo tape, as well as, featuring on several compilation records. Both these shows are from radio broadcasts and have excellent sound quality. The 1981 shows has a few rare songs. Can anyone fill in the song titles?


@ WERS, Boston 12-06-81: [from cassette tape]
01. title unknown
02. title unknown
03. Entry Level
04. After The Rise
05. Options
06. Reserves
07. Abstain
08. Ten Years
09. title unknown
10. A Deterrent
11. Embraced
12. Revolver
13. Security
14. Blind Allegiance
15. title unknown

@ WERS, Boston 5-19-83: [from cassette tape]
01. Marketplace
02. title unknown
03. title unknown
04. title unknown
05. title unknown
06. title unknown
07. Choice
08. Trail Of Tears
09. title unknown
10. No Lesser Of Evils


  1. 1981
    1) Avoidance
    2) Decorations
    9) ???
    15) Religion is the Opium of the Masses

    2) Subsidized
    3) Sins
    4) Bread & Circus
    5) Pride
    6) ?
    9) ?

    thanks for this. Have literally been looking for these tapes for 20 years.

    On a side note, i have the WERS 1982 tapes if you would like them. A 1:1 rip from Frank Michaels the guitarist himself.

    1. Thanks anthony for those song titles! And, glad you got the shows after a long 20 year wait. They sound great on both of these shows, too. I would like to have those WERS 1982 tapes if you want to share them.

  2. I think this is cool. YoU gUyS r herdkwahr.

  3. Pretty sure from the handwriting that I sent you this back in the '80s. I'm mortified that I didn't provide names for several tracks.

    1. These aren't my tapes. I'm digitizing a friend's tape collection, of which these are a part.