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Debaser
Pixies
Doolittle.png
Doolittle
INFORMATION
Year 1989
Genre Alternative
Language English
Length
Source Downloadable song
Release
Rating RaitingSR.png Supervision Recomm.
PLAYABLE IN
Rock Band
Rock Band 2
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
Rock Band iPhone
Rock Band Mobile
DIFFICULTY
Band 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Basic Pro
Guitar 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png NoNo Part
Bass 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png NoNo Part
Drums 4Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.png 4Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.png
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
(on iPhone OS)
Band 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Guitar 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Bass 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Drums 4Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.png
Vocals 0UFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
DETAILS
Male singer
Guitar solo
Bass solo
3-part harmonies

"Debaser" is a song by Pixies which was inspired by the cruel and surrealistic movie Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) by Spanish movie maker Luis Bunuel. The song is about the movie "debasing" morality in the art world. (thanks, Gert - Leuven, Belgium)

There is a scene in the movie where an eyeball is being sliced open, hence the line in the song. (thanks, christian - Seattle, WI)

Debaser has many features of a Nirvana song (opens with a bass solo, start/stop rhythms, lurching and noisy guitar solo, and loud/soft dynamics). This is because the Pixies were one of Kurt Cobain's main influences. Cobain said that when writing "Smells Like Teen Spirit" he was trying to imitate Debaser musically and lyrically. The guitar riff is even the same.

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