Parasite (Kiss song)
|Song by Kiss|
|from the album Hotter Than Hell|
|Released||October 22, 1974|
|Producer(s)||Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise|
"Parasite" is a song by American hard rock band Kiss, released in 1974 on their second studio album, Hotter Than Hell. The song is one of three songs featured on the album written by lead guitarist Ace Frehley. As one of the album's heaviest songs, "Parasite" was performed on the following tour, but Kiss dropped it from the setlist for the Destroyer Tour and did not play it again until the Revenge Tour in 1992. "Parasite" was performed most recently during the Kiss Alive/35 World Tour. As Frehley was insecure about his singing ability, he passed that duty to Gene Simmons, the band's bassist.
"Parasite" appears on following Kiss albums:
- Hotter Than Hell - studio version
- Alive! - live version
- The Originals - studio version
- You Wanted the Best, You Got the Best!! - Alive! version
- The Box Set - studio version
- Gold - studio version
- Kiss Chronicles: 3 Classic Albums - studio version
- Kiss Alive! 1975–2000 - Alive! version
- Ikons - studio version
- Kiss Alive 35 - live version
- Anthrax's version first appeared as the B-side of their 1988 single "Antisocial". It was re-released on the 1991 compilation Attack of the Killer B's and 1994 live album Live: The Island Years.
- Sebastian Bach's live video Forever Wild contained a cover of the song.
- Ace Frehley recorded an updated version for his 2016 covers album, Origins, Vol. 1.
- Gene Simmons - lead vocals
- Paul Stanley - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Peter Criss - drums, backing vocals
- Ace Frehley - lead guitar, bass guitar, backing vocals