The assassination of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. had a huge impact on Gene McDaniels. After that faithful evening in Memphis, McDaniels left the United States, returning a few years later with a new song writing focus. He wrote songs of civil rights, black consciousness, and social awareness. “The Parasite” is such a song. A history of the conquest of the Americas. If you have a chance to pick up his album Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse, I suggest you do it. You might even notice a couple samples, or a hundred, on it…..