Formed: Fence Houses, Houghton-le-Spring, England, UK

Proles Tynes and Wear

These Geordies never amounted to much, despite issuing two pretty good singles. Stereo Love is a so-so collection of studio and (unlistenably boring) live stuff, including both sides of the 1979 singles. The band play fast, short songs with a faintly arty edge, and although it’s not heinous it’s not properly exciting either.

Proles Tynes and Wear


Singles / Albums

Proles / The Condemned - Rock Against Racism Proles - Soft Ground      
Rock Against Racism
(7", split with The Condemned, 1979)
Soft Ground
(7", 1979)

Extraneous Releases

Stereo Love Proles - Thought Crime Proles - Morton Crescent    
Stereo Love
(CD, 1994)
Thought Crime
(CD, 1996)
Morton Crescent
(LP, 2017)



Various Artists

Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1994 (Anagram): Soft Ground

Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection Volume Two UK CD 1996 (Anagram): S.M.K.

Action Time Vision (A Story Of Independent UK Punk 1976-1979) UK 4xCD 2016 (Cherry Red): Soft Ground

Optimism / Reject (UK D-I-Y Punk and Post-Punk 1977-1981) UK 4xCD 2019 (Cherry Red): Stereo Love


FACEBOOK - Lots of great photos (including the one on this page) as well as some funny rejection letters



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