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The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience

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 best selling comedy albums and has sold 1,610,000 units as of May 2014. It was certified double platinum by the RIAA in the United States.[2][3]

The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience
The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience.jpg
Compilation album by
Various Artists
ReleasedNovember 23, 1993
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, funk rock, grunge
Length60:00
LabelGeffen
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Contents

OverviewEdit

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 which featured Beavis and Butt-Head meeting a live-action Cher via computer-generated imagery. Beavis and Butt-Head also performed the slow jam "Come to Butt-Head".

The album contains a hidden track. After a period of silence following "I've Got You Babe", a reprise of "Come to Butt-Head" starts at 5:08, 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.

In 2016, the album was reissued on vinyl, in picture disc form.

Track listingEdit

No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."I Hate Myself and Want to Die"Nirvana4:02
2."Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" (Originally performed by Beastie Boys)Anthrax7:43
3."Come to Butt-Head"Beavis and Butt-Head (Mike Judge)3:52
4."99 Ways to Die"Megadeth4:11
5."Bounce"Run–D.M.C.6:48
6."Deuces Are Wild"Aerosmith3:50
7."I Am Hell"White Zombie5:01
8."Poetry and Prose"Primus3:48
9."Monsta Mack"Sir Mix-a-Lot4:05
10."Search and Destroy" (Originally performed by The Stooges)Red Hot Chili Peppers4:12
11."Mental Masturbation"Jackyl2:38
12."I Got You Babe"Cher with Beavis and Butt-Head9:23
Total length:60:00

[*] Contains the hidden track "Come to Butt-Head (Reprise)" by Beavis and Butt-Head featuring Positive K at 5:08.

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[4] Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Beavis and Butt-Head Experience - Various Artists". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Top 20 Best Selling Comedy Albums (Nielsen SoundScan Era) billboard.com. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Weird Al Finally Gets First No. 1 Album with Mandatory Fun pastemagazine.com. Retrieved June 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "User must do a search for "Beavis"". Music Canada. Retrieved 2015-06-05.
  5. ^ "User must do a search for "Beavis"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015-06-05.