LIVE: Lumpen Proles @ the Low Beat, 5/9/15

May 13th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg
Lumpen Proles

Lumpen Proles

Photographs by Tom Lindsay

“You Can’t Forget” was the title of their contribution to the seminal 1982 Local 518 compilation album, Hudson Rock. And they haven’t forgotten.

During the course of their four-year life-span (from about 1982-85), post-punks Lumpen Proles ran through a number of personnel changes, recorded a knock-out single (“She Wasn’t Home” b/w “Positive Thinkin”) and churned through “Worlds in Darkness” for the 1983 comp, Live at 288.

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Then it was all over for the band. Or was it?

Two years ago, they reunited the line-up of guitarist Scot Gray, bassist Josh Vincent and drummer Bill Rella to play Scumfest. They played the fest again last year.

But their recent post-Tulip Festival performance at the Low Beat in Albany was their first club show in 30 years. Ah, you can’t forget…

Scot Gray

Scot Gray

Josh Vincent

Josh Vincent

Bill Rella

Bill Rella

The Three Amigos

The Three Amigos

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One thought on “LIVE: Lumpen Proles @ the Low Beat, 5/9/15”

  1. paul says:

    I think currently there are more living ex proles than ex presidents

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