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Beavis & Butt-Head
"The Beavis And Butt-Head Experience"

© Geffen Records

Year of Release: 1993

track listing
  • I Hate Myself And Want To Die--
  • Looking Down The Barrel
    Of A Gun--
  • Come To Butt-Head--
    Beavis & Butt-Head
  • 99 Ways To Die--
  • Bounce--
    Run DMC
  • Deuces Are Wild--
  • I Am Hell--
    White Zombie
  • Poetry And Praise--
  • Monsta Mack--
    Sir Mix-A-Lot
  • Search And Destroy--
    Red Hot
    Chili Peppers
  • Mental *@%#!--
  • I Got You Babe--
    Cher with
    Beavis & Butt-Head

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    This is gonna be cool...

    Beavis & Butt-Head, the brain child(ren) of Mike Judge, became household names at a time when music was changing (again). With the style of heavy-netal, thrash metal, and even hip-hop, Beavis & Butt-Head focused their attention on what "sucked" and what was "cool." The videos of no-name bands would become popular, just by appearing their show, and "reviewed" by the "dynamic duo." In 1993, their first album, The Beavis And Butt-Head Experience was released, and this CD consists of more heavy/thrash metal music, with some dialogue from the two.

    It's ironic of the first track's title -- "I Hate Myself And Want To Die" by Nirvana -- An intro by Beavis & Butt-Head first is heard, as if they were starting a huge concert in front of millions. Ironic of the Nirvana song title, a year later Kurt Cobain would commit suicide of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

    What is "cool" about this CD, there are two tracks where Beavis & Butt-Head talk and hang out with two of the artists who perform on this CD. Anthrax has the boys hanging out in their bus, likewise a hang out chat with Run DMC. The two songs themselves demonstrate the loudness of metal (Anthrax) and hip-hop (Run DMC).

    Most of the songs have Beavis & Butt-Head providing chatter before the songs are heard, but on some, the song begins, and Beavis & Butt-Head end the songs with their "cool" dialogue. This is the case with Megadeth's "99 Ways To Die," Aerosmith's "Deuces Are Wild" and White Zombie's "I Am Hell." Loud, thrash and hip-hop are heard on two songs that were kinda annoying -- Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Monsta Mack" ("Baby Got Back" is just enough), and the Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Search And Destroy." There is hope on Jackyl's "Mental *@%#!" though -- it's not as bad as most of the loud songs on this CD. Primus' "Poetry And Prose" is a song written and sang for Beavis & Butt-Head by this band; this song is just ok.

    But the two standout tracks are the songs which include Beavis & Butt-Head: "Come To Butt-Head" is a classic; and there is a harder rock version of this song as a hidden bonus track. The "I Got You Babe" duet with Cher is another memorable track, classic in the Beavis & Butt-Head world we all enjoy (for those who do enjoy these two).

    My only complaint is that many of the songs are loud, thrashing, and not your common songs you would hear regularly on the radio. There isn't enough of Beavis & Butt-Head monologue either; it would have been "cool" to have tracks featuring just their dialogue, with no music. The skits they include at the beginnings and/or endings have their moments, but still, the stars of this CD is Beavis & Butt-Head.

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