0049. Various Artists – The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience [1993]

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Any fans of Beavis and Butt-Head will surely appreciate this compilation.  Even if you’re not that into their taste in music (which I am, almost completely), you’ll still get some laughs from this album.  My favorite tracks are the Anthrax one, the White Zombie one, the Run D.M.C. one, the Primus one and the Sir Mix-A-Lot one, although they’re all awesome.  They actually made a music video for their duet with Cher, which is fuckin’ hilarious.

I think Beavis and Butt-Head were THE icons of what was once actually cool about MTV.  Sure, they were idiots, but you had to look beyond the idiocy to see the biting satire of pop culture and social commentary.  I can’t thank Mike Judge enough for creating these guys, because it was through this show that I discovered bands like Ministry, Marilyn Manson and numerous others.  I had a friend who introduced me to bands like Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Tool, etc. before I started watching Beavis and Butt-Head, but if I hadn’t had him, I would’ve discovered them all through this show eventually.  I mean, how can one express adequate gratitude for guiding their childhood selves through the complex world of alternative, rock and metal music, all the while this budding mind is completely aware of being in direct opposition with the vast majority of other people’s tastes, morals, social behaviors and demeanors?

I’m not sure, but dammit, Mike Judge, thank you!  Even though the Mike Judge Collection was really lacking, I’m still endlessly thankful for these characters and the humor I still enjoy to this day.

Wikipedia Says:

The Beavis and Butt-head Experience is a compilation album, released in 1993 by Geffen Records. The name is a reference to Jimi Hendrix‘s original band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience. It is one of the fastest selling comedy albums and has officially sold 1,610,000 units and was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA in the United States. [2] [3]

Overview[edit]

The album features a variety of musical genres, mostly hard rock and heavy metal bands. Many of the songs are intercut with commentary by Beavis and Butt-head. They are joined by Cher on a cover of “I Got You Babe“, the music video for which featured Beavis and Butt-head meeting a live-action Cher in virtual reality. Beavis and Butt-head also performed the ballad “Come to Butt-head”.

The album also contains a hidden track. After a period of silence following “I’ve Got You Babe”, there is a reprise of “Come to Butt-head” in which Beavis and Butt-head are joined by rapper Positive K.

The album’s liner notes featured drawings of Beavis and Butt-head adapted as a variety of other characters, including hippies, old women, Hasidic Jews and Captain Picard and Commander Riker of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Track listing[edit]

  1. Nirvana: “I Hate Myself and Want to Die” – 4:02
  2. Anthrax: “Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun” (Beastie Boys cover) – 7:43
  3. Beavis and Butt-head (Mike Judge): “Come to Butt-head” – 3:51
  4. Megadeth: “99 Ways to Die” – 4:11
  5. Run-D.M.C.: “Bounce” – 6:40
  6. Aerosmith: “Deuces Are Wild” – 3:50
  7. White Zombie: “I Am Hell” – 5:00
  8. Primus: “Poetry and Prose” – 3:48
  9. Sir Mix-a-Lot: “Monsta Mack” – 4:22
  10. Red Hot Chili Peppers: “Search and Destroy” (The Stooges cover) – 4:12
  11. Jackyl: “Mental Masturbation” – 2:38
  12. Cher with Beavis and Butt-head: “I Got You Babe” – 9:05
    • Contains the hidden track “Come to Butt-head (Reprise)” by Beavis and Butt-head featuring Positive K at 5:08.
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