PARASITES, THE: Retro-Pop Remasters: CD

All hail the most-forgotten, underrated pop punk band of all time! The band that, unlike, say, The Connie Dungs (sorry!), deserve to be included in the best bands of all time, alongside the Beach Boys, the Clash, the Ramones, et. al! The band that defined my first serious (and very pop punk) relationship! The band that I almost went to see in California except I took too much ecstasy, and instead of having sex and going to the show, ended up being examined by paramedics in a sleazy motel room! The band that I subsequently listened to while crying myself to sleep in self-pity after breaking up with aforementioned boyfriend! This CD is all remasters, by the master of pop punk, Mass Giorgini! Dave Parasite is the king of over-the-top lyrics (“Now I really know what it feels like…to die!”) My only complaint is that none of the seven-inches made the cut. But, hey, I’m a dork that way. If this were a cereal, it’d be Lucky Charms. Seriously!

 –maddy (Go Kart)