Debaser (track) by Pixies
Debaser appears on the following album(s) by Pixies:
- Doolittle (track #1) (this album) (1989)
- Death To The Pixies (track #5) (compilation) (1997)
- Death To The Pixies (track #19) (compilation) (1997)
- Live At Coachella 2004/05/01 (track #12) (2010)
- Live: Malibu Nightclub, Lido Beach, NY, 31 July '89 (track #7) (2017)
- Minotaur (track #22) (compilation) (2009)
- Live From Brixton Academy, London. June 2nd, 2004 (track #20) (2020)
- 1991‐06‐01: Live From Espace Médoquine, Bordeaux, France (track #12) (2021)
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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.
I like very much the riff and the bass. Good quality awesome.
Way ahead of its time.
This is my favorite song to sing to. Absolutely awfully beautiful
Sounded new in 1989.
Sounded new in 1999.
Sounded new in 2009.
Will still sound new in 2019 and beyond.
Man, the first time I heard this song, I was like wtf is this shit.
Cracking track, 100/100
Awesome opener :D Love the Bunuel reference!
"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.
Like most songs nice thick bass line and awesome power
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