Debaser (track) by Pixies

Debaser by Pixies
Year: 1989
From the album Doolittle (track #1)
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92/100 (from 863 votes)
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Average Rating: 
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From 12/22/2020 17:03
Black Francis references 'Un Chien Andalou'( a Dali/Bunuel surrealist film of the 1920's) which contains a scene where a man is slicing a girl's eyeballs. Nice. It is said the film debases morality and standards of art hence the song title. Some might say this song does the same for music. I couldn't possibly comment.
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From 07/11/2020 22:07
I like very much the riff and the bass. Good quality awesome.
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From 07/08/2019 10:28
Way ahead of its time.
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From 09/29/2018 03:18
This is my favorite song to sing to. Absolutely awfully beautiful
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From 03/15/2018 11:16
Sounded new in 1989.
Sounded new in 1999.
Sounded new in 2009.
Will still sound new in 2019 and beyond.
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From 02/12/2018 00:07
Man, the first time I heard this song, I was like wtf is this shit.
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From 01/07/2018 22:20
Cracking track, 100/100
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From 04/06/2017 09:42
Awesome opener :D Love the Bunuel reference!
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From 03/27/2017 02:45
"I am un chien andalusia." It's pretty hard to argue with that ironclad logic. I really have no idea what Black Francis is getting at here, nor do I know what a debaser is, aside from the obvious: one who debases. What I do know is that this song has one hell of a catchy riff, and it's a great introduction to one of rock music's wildest gibberish fests.
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From 05/16/2016 12:37
Like most songs nice thick bass line and awesome power
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