THE PARASITES OF THE WESTERN WORLD

Politico / Zytol Automation

(Destijl - IND095) 7-inch $8.00

Reissue of the lead single for their second album, Substrata (Match Box 1980). "Politico" is a rippin' new wave roller full of glam stomp, proggy arrangement and punky attitude. The synth-fuelled non-LP instrumental "Zytol Automation" features Terry Censky and Patrick Burke in an ebullient symphony of synths, drums and guitar.

THE PARASITES OF THE WESTERN WORLD

The Parasites of the Western World

(Destijl - IND072) LP $18.50 (Out-of-stock)

This Portland, Oregon, band released their debut in 1978, a fascinating, galactic ramble across the otherworldly themes of alienation and paranoia, seemingly inspired by LSD and Philip K. Dick. Primarily the creation of Patrick Burke and Terry Censky, The Parasites were limitless with invention and completely DIY. They were recorded in an apartment by a crew thoughtful enough to curtail its loud excursions for the daylight hours. Informed by the typical institutions of the era (Pink Foyd, The Beatles and Hawkwind), its many electronic flourishes presage the likes of Vertical Slit, F/i and Vertigo. The Parasites remain light years ahead of a time that has yet to come. Edition of 1000. Includes digital download coupon.