The Stonemen prior to We The People — both bands were managed by Fall River-based promoter Don Perry.
Like The Stonemen, Don took We The People to New York City to record. It is interesting to note that the matrix numbers of “Always Lies” are in exact succession to The Stonemen’s “No More” 45: both were apparently sent in to be pressed up at RCA Custom at the same time. (The following year, Don would release records by the Darkest Our from Fall River and the Underground Railroad from Brockton, Mass., under his Littletown label.)
High school sophomore Jarry sang lead on the desperate “Always Lies” — and yow, check out those screams at the end! —while Bruce sang the upbeat flipside, “I'll Get You Yet.”
As for the classic pseudonym on the record label, Jarry explains: “How I became Peter Weeple was Manny’s idea during the recording session and I think it had something to do with having a name that had a hook to hang the song on before we went to New York City to record. But it was a real laugh in the studio and being young and full of future stardom I enjoyed the role.”
John LaBrode and Bruce Entwistle passed away in 2010 and 2015, respectively.
“Always Lies” was just included on the “Last Of The Garage Punk Unknowns Volume 8” LP (the “Heartbroken American Garage Jangle Misery” volume). Buy it here!
WE THE PEOPLE
Always Lies / I'll Get You Yet
Seventeen Records (263/64 • T4KM 4253/54)