Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tyros 7" - Parasites/Cold Shot (Widget Records 1979)

Spent some time on getting better recordings for the blog and I think it worked. Thanks goes to Ryan and Brad X for their input. This next one is where I got the name for the blog and was also going to be my introductory post but, the Mannequin 7" edged it out. Tyros were from Pacific Grove CA and only released this little 2 song gem in 1979. A member apparently was also in JJ-180 who later went on to become The Realtors, had to throw that in. The song Parasite was a very cynical take on the average big rock band fan. They really nailed it back then and their message still rings true to this day. The flip is a tune called Cold Shot which isn't to shabby itself. Parasite can also be heard on Hyped to Death #3

Tyros - Side 1 - Parasites

Tyros - Side 2 - Cold Shot


  1. Wow- I found this post from a Google search of Tyros, Parasite! Didn't know that the Tyros only made this one magnificent single.

    I love this song as I have an aircheck tape from KLRB FM's (Carmel) New Wave & Import Show in 1979!

    -Dave b.

  2. Glad ya discovered the Blog and Tyros 45. Too bad they didn't have more releases. Is there any other goodies on that tape?


  3. Hi- the download link for "Cold Shot" is no longer working- any way you could re-up it? Thanks! I forgot to download it a long time here from here.

  4. It is great to see this. I recorded this a life time ago. Believe it or not I still have a bunch stored in a box in a closet in my home. Thanks for posting.

  5. This comment has been removed by the author.