Assembly of Dust

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Devil's Haircut

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This song has been played live 1 time/s.

History of the song:

AOD played this at Halloween
October 29, 2005
Ira Allen Chapel Burlington VT

Original release date: 1996
Album: Odelay

One intriguing comment from Beck was that the song was a rewriting of the famous "Stagolee" Blues myth: "I don't know if I ever HAD any youthful purity, but I can understand that you might be tempted to make commercial shit and compromise to do it. I try not to compromise on anything. I think we associate becoming an adult with compromise. Maybe that's what the devil is.
In 'Devils Haircut' that was the scenario. I imagined Stagger Lee... I thought, what if this guy showed up now in 1996. The song had this '60s grooviness, and I thought of using him as a Rumplestiltskin figure, this Lazarus figure to comment on where we've ended up as people. What would he make of materialism and greed and ideals of beauty and perfection? His reaction would be, 'Whoa, this is disturbing shit.'"
The main riff for this song is from "I Can Only Give You Everything" by Them, a Belfast R&B band led by a young Van Morrison in 1965.

This is a cover song and has been played on these occasions:

Written by Beck

No guest artists have performed this song

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Mud'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Dirt'.

This songs hasn't been performed as a part of 'Assembly of Wood'.

This song has not been a segue.