FACTOID # 27: If you're itching to live in a trailer park, hitch up your home and head to South Carolina, where a whopping 18% of residences are mobile homes.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Debaser
"Debaser"
Song by Pixies
From the album Doolittle
Album released April 18, 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Alternative rock
Song Length 2:52
Record label 4AD/Elektra
Producer Gil Norton
Track Number 1
Doolittle Album Listing
Debaser (Track 1) Tame (Track 2)

"Debaser" is a song by the alternative rock band Pixies. It is the first song on their 1989 album Doolittle. It was written by Black Francis. Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second LP album, released in April 1989 through the 4AD label (green-brown cover). ... April 18 is the 108th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (109th in leap years). ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... This article is about the record label, not the year 4 British indie rock record label, 4AD, was started in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Kent, funded by Beggars Banquet Records. ... This article is about the Greek mythological personalities. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Gil Norton is an British record producer known for his work with such bands as Counting Crows, The Pixies, Terrorvision, Echo and the Bunnymen, Del Amitri, The Foo Fighters, James, The Feelers. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second LP album, released in April 1989 through the 4AD label (green-brown cover). ... The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Pixies are an alternative rock music group. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Doolittle is the Pixies second LP album, released in April 1989 through the 4AD label (green-brown cover). ... Frank Black, also known as Black Francis (real name Charles Michael Kitridge Thompson IV, born April 6, 1965), is an American musician. ...


The lyrics are based on a French surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí called Un chien andalou. The film opens with a scene in which a woman's eye is slit by a razor, which is referenced in the song lyric "Slicin' up eyeballs/I want you to know". The title "Debaser" comes from Un chien andalou debasing morality and standards of art, according to Black Francis. 240 The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali is one of the most famous surrealist paintings. ... Luis Buñuel Portoles (February 22, 1900 – July 29, 1983) was a Spanish-born Mexican filmmaker. ... Salvador Dalí as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bumblebee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening, 1944 Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was an important Catalan Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. ... The opening scene, just before Buñuel slits the womans eye with a razor. ... ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ...


The music was very influential on alternative rock. The song opens with a solo bass guitar and has a loud/soft dynamic, like many future Nirvana songs would. Kurt Cobain has even said he was trying to imitate "Debaser" musically and lyrically when writing the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit". The terms alternative rock and alternative music were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didnt fit into the mainstream genres of the time. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ... This article is about the grunge band Nirvana. ... Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – ca. ... Smells Like Teen Spirit is a song by the American rock band, Nirvana. ...


The Pixies headlined the Reading Festival in 1991, where they played a highly enthusiastic version of "Debaser" which has become legendary among fans. This song also appears on the 'best of' albums Death to the Pixies and Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies. The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in England. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Death to the Pixies was the first Pixies compilation covering the years 1987-1991. ... Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies is a compilation album by the Pixies. ...


External links

  • Song lyrics
  • Guitar tab and chords
  • Download Un chien andalou
Pixies
Black Francis | Kim Deal | Joey Santiago | David Lovering
Albums
Come on Pilgrim | Surfer Rosa | Doolittle | Bossanova | Trompe le Monde
Death to the Pixies | Pixies at the BBC | Complete B-Sides | Pixies (The Purple Tape) | Wave of Mutilation: The Best of the Pixies
Singles
"Gigantic" | "Monkey Gone to Heaven" | "Here Comes Your Man" | "Velouria" | "Dig for Fire" | "Planet of Sound" | "Alec Eiffel" | "Head On" | "Debaser"

  Results from FactBites:
 
www.myspace.com/de_basement (158 words)
Debasement continues its hiatus, as Nick and Abe are unable to put aside their creative differences or allow for old wounds to heal.
1) Hosted by Abe Jellinek and Nick Henderson, Debasement is a New & FREE comedy/rock concert.
Each Monday we spotlight a newfangled lineup of established and deserving artists.
Debasement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (445 words)
Debasement is the practice of lowering the value of currency.
Debasement lowers the value of the coinage, causing inflation.
Debasement is the formal term for removal of a knighthood or other honour.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m