The Peasants

The Peasants

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Rip roaring garage rock with a conscience! Screaming, both vocals and guitar solos. Heavily influenced by the 60s and 70s with a punk rock DIY attitude.

Biography

The Peasants have opened for such notable acts as Aerosmith, The White Stripes and The Stray Cats. Their songs have appeared on MTV, VH-1, The Shield (Cable TV) show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Nightline, World News Tonight and Good Morning America. A powerful live rock trio that began on the streets and subways of Boston, The Peasants continue to play out there every summer when not touring.

During the school year, Principal The Peasants Singer/Songwriter Pete can be found touring solo with the latest record.

Though virtually unknown to the music industry hacks, The Peasants have always scored high on College Radio with their self releases. All The Rage (1990) received tons of airplay and favorable reviews in CMJ.
The long awaited Out On The Street (1997) also received great airplay, reaching regular rotation on 250 College Stations. The Peasants successfully crisscrossed the country touring DIY for a few years until the offers from Europe.

Five Tours around Europe culminated in the release of the 12 song Welcome To My Country.
Suburban Records (NL) and Cargo Records (Germany) picked it up. But problems in the USA returned attention there and in February 2005 The Peasants returned to the studio to record songs mostly written before, during and after the first stolen election of George W Bush and the false buildup to the invasion of Iraq. With the same winning lineup of Billy Close on Bass and Stephen Hart on Drums, Love Your Enemy is considered by many to be the best yet from The Peasants.

Pete hit the road solo Fall 2005/Winter 2006 w/Love Your Enemy, touring throughout the midwest, south and northeastern US. He was out of commission March-May 2006 w/Hip Surgery but returned to the streets of Boston Summer 2006.

This Fall 2006 The Peasants kick off a 30+ show tour of Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland and Portugal starting September 1st. After a 4 year hiatus The Peasants look forward to seeing many friends in Old Europe and unveiling Love Your Enemy to them.
Francois Boit of Kill City Management (Lille, France) is still booking some last minute shows. If you have any ideas for a show or want to contact Pete for any reason, write petecassani@yahoo.com.

Lyrics

Take 'Em Out

Written By: Pete Cassani

Can't find Osama
Crank up the drama
You were not elected
Better keep 'em distracted

Daddy couldn't kill him
What's another trillion
And dead women and children
It's only television

Chorus:
Take 'Em Out
Beat 'em down
Put 'em all
In the ground

The dollar's in the shitter
Folks are getting bitter
Lose the constitution
And build a bigger prison

Chorus:

Your friends are stealing money
The peasant class is hungry
You're stupid and unfunny
You better kill somebody

Chorus

Solo

I Never Said

Written By: Pete Cassani

I never said
God hates fags
I don't know where you got that
Cuz I never said it

I never said
worship your tv
judge other people
and hate your enemy

Chorus:
I never said you could kill anyone
I died for you you might pay more attention

I never said
Obsess about yourself
Forget about your brother
Amass great wealth

I never said
hang me high above
and separate the people
from their money and my love

Chorus Plus
I never said you could kill anyone
I died for you you might pay more attention
I never said God is on your side
Any war is holy or they deserve to die

There's a killer in the white house
There's a rapist in the church
And you're gonna have to love 'em
For everything you're worth

That's what I said
That's what I said
That's what I said
That's what I said

Discography

Love Your Enemy- 11 song Album (2005) Blat Records
Welcome To My Country- 12 song (2002)Blat Records
Out On The Street- 13 song (1997) Blat Records
All The Rage- 12 Song 1991) Blat Records