Parasites - Retro-Pop Remasters
The Parasites formed in New Jersey in the late 80's, with Dave Parasite joining Ron Nole and Dave Ross, who had previously played together in NJ Ramones-core band, The Accelerators. In 1992, shortly after their first album on Shredder Records was released, Dave relocated to California, and continued the Parasites with a new lineup.
During the Parasites' stay in California, the Parasites toured non-stop. They have played with Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, The Buzzcocks, Jawbreaker, The Queers, The Mr. T Experience, TheAtaris, Squirtgun, Avail, and thousands of other bands.
The Parasites have released the "Pair Of Sides", "Punch Lines" and "Pair" CDs on Shredder Records, the "Rat Ass Pie", "Compost", and "Retro Pop Remasters" CDs on Go Kart Records, the "Nyquil Fueled Rock Armada" CD on Wingnut Records, and their version of the classic Ramones "It's Alive" LP for the Clearview Records series of Ramones cover LPs that also included Screeching Weasel, The Vindictives, The Queers, MTX and Boris The Sprinkler. The "Punch Lines", "Pair", and "Nyquil Fueled Rock Armada" CDs were also released on vinyl by Munster Records in Spain.
After taking a break in late 2003, and later moving back to New Jersey, Dave restarted the Parasites in early 2006. Go Kart Records released "Retro Pop Remasters", a Parasites best of CD later that year,and the Parasites toured the US with New Jersey band The Ergs both backing Dave, and also playing an Ergs set. Dave Parasite also recently released "Pop Punk's Not Dead", an international compilation CD, in 2007 on Go Kart Records. Next up is the Go Kart release of "It's Alive" remastered and on CD for the first time, to be followed by two new Parasites CDs to be recorded this fall. Remastered extended versions of the out of print Shredder Records CDs are also forthcoming.
It's simple - The Parasites are one of the longest running and most influential Pop Punks bands ever.
They helped define the genre, and never changed their sound to fit the latest trend. They've
released 8 albums, 20 singles, and have songs on more compilations than you can count. They've done 16 tours, and played nearly 1000 shows all over the US, Europe and Japan. Pop Punk bands from all over the US, Europe, and Japan have recorded covers of Parasites songs. The Parasites have done alot, however, here's two things the Parasites haven't done: sell out, or give up.
1. When I'm Here With You
2. Ronnie Is A Psycho
4. You're Gonna Miss Me
6. Run Away
7. Hang Up
8. Something To Hold On To
9. Top Secret
10. Telling Lies
11. Young And Stupid
12. Waiting Game
13. Never Giving Up On You
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