Parasites (band)

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This article is about the American punk band The Parasites. For other uses, see Parasite (disambiguation).

Parasites are an American pop-punk band. They were formed in the late 80's by guitarist / singer Dave Parasite and bassist Ron Nole in New Jersey. Dave later relocated to Berkeley, California, and continued with a new lineup. The Parasites have had many personnel changes over their long career, with the most notable members being drummer Dan Cofer and his brother Scott Cofer, both formerly of the 80s thrash-metal band Pillage Sunday. The band has been releasing records since 1987 and has toured the US, Europe and Japan extensively. They have played with Green Day, Rancid, NOFX, Bad Religion, Buzzcocks, Jawbreaker, The Queers, L7, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Mr. T Experience, The Smoking Popes, Dillinger 4, The Ataris, Swingin' Utters, Weston, Ben Weasel, The Ergs, The Methadones, The Lillingtons, Squirtgun, D.O.A., Los Crudos, Sloppy Seconds, Dan Vapid and the Cheats, Down By Law, Avail, J Church, Travoltas, The Apers, Banner Pilot, The Methadones, Iron Chic, Boris The Sprinkler, FYP, Lemuria, Masked Intruder, and thousands of other bands. They toured in 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, and 2002. After taking a break in 2003, the band released Retro-Pop Remasters , a "Best Of" compilation in 2006, on Go Kart Records, and several new studio CDs: "Solitary" in 2009, and "Non Stop Power Pop" in 2012, both on Kid Tested Records, Dave Parasite's imprint label of Go Kart Records, and a track on a 4 way split 7" in 2013. Since the release of "Retro Pop Remasters", the band has toured in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, and are recording an album of new material and touring in 2014.

Parasites Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 01. Pair of Sides - Shredder Records, US (1990, LP + Cassette)
  • 02. Punch Lines - Shredder Records, US (1993, CD) / Munster Records, Spain (1994, LP)
  • 03. Pair - Shredder Records, US (1994, CD) / Munster Records, Spain (1994, LP)
  • 04. Nyquil Fueled Rock Armada - Wingnut Records, US (1996, CD) / Munster Records, Spain (1996, 2XLP)
  • 05. It's Alive (Cover of It's Alive (Ramones) - Clearview Records, US (1997, LP) / Kid Tested Records, US (2008, CD)
  • 06. Rat Ass Pie - Go Kart Records, US (1998, CD, LP + Cassette)
  • 07. Compost - Go Kart Records, US (2000, CD)
  • 08. Retro Pop Remasters - Go Kart Records, US (2006, CD)/ Go Kart Europe Records, Germany (2007, CD)
  • 09. Solitary - Kid Tested Records, US (2009, CD + LP) / Inya Face Records, Japan (2009, CD) / Rock Indiana Records, Spain (2009, CD) / Unless You Try Records, UK (2009, LP)
  • 10. Non Stop Power Pop Kid Tested Records, US (2012, CD) / Eccentric Pop Records, US (2013, LP)

7" Vinyl Singles and EPs[edit]

  • 01. Let's Have Fun" - 5 Track 7" EP - Electrified Hair Records, US (1987)
  • 02. Lost In the 80's - 5 Track 7" EP - Electrified Hair Records, US (1987)
  • 03. Where the Kids Are - 4 Track 7" EP - Electrified Hair Records, US (1990)
  • 04. Live Nightmares EP - 6 Track Split 7" EP with Mourning Noise - Radcore Records, US (1990)
  • 05. Last Caress - 2 Track 7" Single - Shredder Records, US (1991)
  • 06. Beat on Iraq - 3 Track 7" EP- Electrified Hair Records, US / Radcore Records, US (1991)
  • 07. En Homage Aux Beatles - 3 Track 7" EP - Shredder Records, US (1991)
  • 08. Paramania - 3 Track 7" EP - Shredder Records, US (1991)
  • 09. Crazy - 2 Track 7" Single - Radiation Records, Spain (1992)
  • 10. Letdown - 2 Track 7" Single - Shredder Records, US (1992)
  • 11. Something to Hold On To - 2 Track 7" Single - Slumberland Records, US (1993)
  • 12. I Almost Loved You - 2 Track 7" - Just Add Water Records US (1995) / Insubordination Records, US (1996)
  • 13. Burnt Toast - 3 Track 7" EP - Just Add Water Records, US (1995)
  • 14. V.M.Live Presents: Parasites 12/3/94 - 5 Track 7" EP - V.M.L. Records, US (1995)
  • 15. Top Secret - 2 Track 7" Single - Rocco Records, US (1996)
  • 16. No Martyr - 3 Track 7" EP - Munster Records, Spain (1997)
  • 17. V.M.Live Presents: Parasites 5/3/96 - 4 Track 7" EP V.M.L. Records, US (1997)
  • 18. Hang Up - 3 Track 7" EP - Lookout! Records, US (1997)
  • 19. Dave Parasite Back to Demo '89 -'91" - 6 Track Double 7" EP - American Pop Project Records, US (1997)
  • 20. Borisites / Nikki the Sprinkler - 4 Track Split 7" EP with Boris the Sprinkler - Just Add Water Records, US (1998)
  • 21. Never Mean That Much To You - 4 Way Split EP - Eccentric Pop Records, US (2013)

Compilations[edit]

  • 01. Bands Only a Mutha Could Love - Mutha Records CD, US (1988)
  • 02. Brain Food - Dead Issue Records LP, US (1989)
  • 03. The World's In Shreds Vol.4 - NJ - Shredder Records 7" EP, US (1990)
  • 04. Mordam Records In-Store Sampler - Mordam Records CD, US (1992)
  • 05. Shreds Volume 1, Shredder Records CD, US (1993)
  • 06. I Hear Ya! - Caroline Distribution Sampler Spring 1994 - Caroline Records CD, US (1994)
  • 07. Teenage Kicks - Custodial Records 10" EP, US (1995), Liberation Records, CD US (1997)
  • 08. Punk Rock Mega Explosion - Factory/Conforte CD, Spain (1995)
  • 09. Homage - Coolidge Records CD, US (1995)
  • 10. Water Music - Just Add Water Records CD, US (1995), Rhetoric Records LP, US (1996)
  • 11. LA 1a Internacional - Munster Records CD, Spain (1995)
  • 12. The Big Giveaway - Mordam Records CD, US (1996)
  • 13. Punk + - K-Tel Records CD, Scandinavia (1996)
  • 14. I Can't Believe It's Not Water - Just Add Water Records CD, US (1996), Rhetoric Records LP, US (1997)
  • 15. Shreds Volume 3 - Shredder Records CD, US (1996)
  • 16. Keep the Beat - Hairball 8 Records CD, US (1996)
  • 17. Rational Inquirer New Music Sampler- Rational Inquirer CD (1996)
  • 18. Back Asswards - Interbang Records CD, US (1996)
  • 19. More Bounce to the Ounce - Lookout! Records 2xCD + 2xLP, US (1997)
  • 20. The Great Soap Opera - Wormhole/Atomic Tomato Records CD, US(1997)
  • 21. Dictators Forever Forever Dictators Vol. II - Roto Records CD, Spain (1997)
  • 22. The Last Great Thing You Did - Lookout! Records CD, US (1997)
  • 23. The Check's In The Mail - Rocco Records CD, US, (1998)
  • 24. Skippy - Go Kart Records CD, US (1998)
  • 25. Punk Chartbusters Vol. 3 - Wolverine Records 2xCD, Germany (1998)
  • 26. Double Exposure - Go Kart Records / Black Rat Recordings 2xCD, US (1998)
  • 27. I Hear Ya! Caroline Distribution Sampler Summer 1998 - Caroline Records CD, US (1998)
  • 28. Go Kart Kissin' Cousins Weekend - Go Kart Records CD, US (1999)
  • 29. Poop Mixed With Pee - Poo Pee Records CD, US (1999)
  • 30. Go Kart Vs. The Corporate Giant Vol. 2 - Go Kart Records CD, US (1999)
  • 31. Grease - The Not So Original Soundtrack - Dummy Up Records CD, US (1999)
  • 32. Terror Firmer Soundtrack - Go Kart Records CD, US (1999)
  • 33. Cooler Than Your Mom - Warped Tour Sampler 2xCD CD, US (1999)
  • 34. V. M. Live Presents... - V.M.L. Records / Liberation Records CD, US (1999)
  • 35. Go Kart MP300 Raceway - Go Kart Records CD, US (2003)
  • 36. Go Kart Vs. The Corporate Giant Vol. 4 - Go Kart Records CD, US (2006)
  • 37. Pop Punk's Not Dead - Go Kart Records CD, US (2007)
  • 38. Let's Do It For Lance - Jerk off Records CD, (2007)
  • 39. Insubordination Fest 2007 - Insubordination Records CD/DVD (2007)
  • 40. God Save The Queers - Asian Man Records CD, (2008)
  • 41. The World's In Shreds Boxed Set - Shredder Records US (2008)
  • 42. Let's Go Ghoulie - Knowhere Records CD, (2008)
  • 43. Insubordination Fest 2008 - Insubordination Records CD/DVD (2008)
  • 44. Open 24 Hours - Diner Junkie Records CD, (2009)
  • 45. Tribute To The Avengers - CD Presents Digital Download, (2010)
  • 46. Project Playlist - Digital Download, US (2013)
  • 47. Mooster Mania 3 - Mooster Records CD, US (2013)
  • 48. Sorry To Keep You Waiting - Infested Records CD, US (2013)
  • 49. Awesome Fest Siete 7 - Imprint / Awesome Fest Records CD, US (2013)
  • 50. Rebel Souls - Ramone To The Bone Digital Download, Germany (2013)
  • 51. Underground Punk Vol 1 - Ripped Records/Outloud Records CD, US (2014)
  • 52. All About Girls - Ramone To The Bone Digital Download, Germany (2014)
  • 53. We're In Trouble Now - Sexy Baby Records, US (T.B.A.)
  • 54. Lillingtons Tribute CD - Clearview Records, US (T.B.A.)
  • 55. Sexy Babies Across The Wasteland Vol. 2 - Sexy Baby Records, US (T.B.A.)
  • 56. Tales From The Pop-Punk-World Vol. 2 - Ramone To The Bone Digital Download, Germany (T.B.A.)

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