Not every songwriter can turn lyrics like "Slicing up eyeballs" and the made-up, multi-language phrase "un chien andalusia" into instantly hummable phrases, but then again Frank Black is no ordinary songwriter. The Pixies frontman is responsible for some of both the catchiest and most indecipherable rock songs of all time, and 'Debaser' is a classic example of his songwriting style: roughly based on the 1929 surrealist short film 'Un Chien Andalou,' which was directed by Spanish director Luis Buñuel and featured input from legendary painter Salvador Dali, 'Debaser' turns the bizarre and diabolical into an infectious pop nugget.

 

 

 

Listen to the Pixies' 'Debaser'