Debra (song)

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Song by Beck
from the album Midnite Vultures
Released November 16, 1999 (1999-11-16)
Recorded 1998
Genre Soul, funk
Length 5:43
Label DGC
Songwriter(s) Ed Green[1], Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
Producer(s) Beck, Dust Brothers

"Debra" is a song by the American musician Beck. It was released on his album Midnite Vultures. He had originally attempted to record "Debra" with the Dust Brothers for Odelay, but he thought that it was too tongue-in-cheek. It was debuted mainstream in 1996, and, as Beck noted, "it became the centerpiece of the whole set. It was the song that people would react to more than the songs that they'd heard on the radio. So we kept playing it and playing it". The song finally made it on to Midnite Vultures in 1999. The song was used in the 2017 Edgar Wright film Baby Driver.[2] The song maintains a cult following.

The song was covered by German industrial artist Kompressor. Kompressor's version is called "Kompressor Want to Get with You".

Umphrey's McGee performed a version of the song during their concert on May 25, 2013, using the original title and have continued to work it into their live sets.

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