Nausea (2:55)

Cover of The Information

From The Information and 12 other releases

Nausea is the first single from Beck’s 2006 album The Information. It reached number thirteen on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

The song appears in the 2010 film Repo Men.

“Nausea” is sort of a funky acoustic song on record with lots of percussion. Beck said he wanted the song “to sound like The Stooges in South America.” On stage, it is much punkier, more pure Stooges.

Beck said the music for this song came quickly, as part of a 7-day marathon of jamming and writing and then going back and taking bits of the jam and expanding.

“Nausea” made its live debut on May 24, 2006 in Davis, California.
“Nausea” was played on The Late Show with David Letterman, during which Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictitious Borat made a guest appearance playing the berimbau. Before the performance, Letterman showed a copy of The Information with a sticker of his face on the front.
Beck performed “Nausea” on Saturday Night Live on October 28, 2006.
Used in Mark Ronson’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix; mixed with Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines” and Jay-Z’s “Show Me What You Got”.
Beck contributed his own remix of the song exclusively to the WWWQ-HD2 benefit album Live X 11 - Strange Apparition under his pseudonym, The Chap.

There have been four music videos for this song; the first one was made for the album The Information that came with a free DVD with low budget music videos for all the songs on the album.

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Now I'm a seasick sailor on a ship of noise
I got my maps all backwards and my instincts poisoned
In a truth blown gutter full of wasted years
Like blown-out speakers ringin' in my ears

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