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Parasite is a KISS song

Original version from: Hotter Than Hell (1974)

Clockpole recorded and released our version of Parasite as part of the Knights In Satan's Service compilation vinyl which featured Houston based bands covering KISS songs, released September 6, 2014 on Artificial Head Records.

Recorded sometime in October 2013 in Houston, Texas.

Rex and Joe were the only ones that knew the song. The other guys had to listen to it a few times right before we recorded. Five or six takes. This recording was the last and only take we got through completely.

Paul from Artificial Head Records went to an Ace Frehley, the original KISS lead guitarist, concert and gave the record to someone on Ace's crew. In 2016, Ace released Origins, Vol. 1 which had a reworked version of Parasite. Ace's new Parasite has a delay effect that sounds exactly like one of the keyboard through delay effects Chris Mason played on Clockpole's version. Did Ace sample Clockpole? Listen to both versions and draw your own conclusion.

If Clockpole ripped off Ace and Ace in turn ripped off Clockpole, that would be amazing and hilarious because Ace is the man.

Either way, crank our version then crank KISS.


She'll always be there trying to grab a hold
She thought she knew me, but she didn't know
That I was sad and wanted her to go

Parasite lady
Parasite eyes
Parasite lady
No need to cry

I didn't wanna have to get away
I told her things I didn't want to say
I need her and I hope she'll understand

Parasite lady
Parasite eyes
Parasite lady
No need to cry


released September 6, 2014
Written by Ace Frehley

Chris Gerhardt — guitar
Chris Mason — keyboard with effects
Joe Ortiz — bass
Juan Uceda — drums
Rex Nabours — vocals

Produced by Andrew Schmidt


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Clockpole is a free form anarchy party band. Clockpole was born on October 30th, 2009. Over 300 people have played in Clockpole since our first show.

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