Monday, 15 June 2009
Beavis and Butt-Head
About 6 months ago I had the mother of all hangovers and after about 2 hours sleep woke up with a hankering to buy some DVDs. Taking the bus rather than the tube to Oxford Circus was just the first of many bad decisions I was about to make.
For some reason I thought it was a good idea to drop over £100 on a selection of DVDs that I would NEVER watch... Amongst other things it seemed essential to buy every episode of Ren and Stimpy that has ever existed, both series of The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer (not the far superior Bang Bang It's Reeves and Mortimer - which is is like wandering through the mind of a clinically insane Aborigine), a factual film from 1953 about a Leicester-based biscuit factory who take a daytrip to London, and every episode of Beavis & Butt-Head that ever existed.
Despite each sketch only being about 4 minutes long, the Beavis and Butt-head anthology is surprisingly hard to wade through. Without the distraction of the rock videos that the couple watched on the actual MTV show, the DVD is just a series of one-off banal events that are surprisingly predictable. Watching more than 3 sketches in one sitting is more than enough motivation to turn off the TV and do something productive with your day.
If this is making you feel at all nostalgic about the good old days of MTV, I'd definitely suggest you download and listen to this Beavis and Butt-head album rather than rewatch old episodes. See, as it has real bands involved in the sketches and real songs, it keeps Beavis and Butt-head as the sideshow to the entertainment which they always were in the original cartoon series and takes the pressure off their (albeit funny) repetitive jokes.
Beavis & Butt-Head Experience (Mediafire Download)
"I Hate Myself and Want to Die" (Nirvana)
"Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun" (Beastie Boys Cover) (Anthrax)
"Come to Butt-Head" (Beavis and Butt-Head (Mike Judge))
"99 Ways to Die" (Megadeth)
"Bounce" (Run DMC)
"Deuces Are Wild" (Aerosmith)
"I Am Hell" (White Zombie)
"Poetry and Prose" (Primus)
"Monsta Mack" (Sir Mix-a-Lot)
"Search and Destroy" (The Stooges cover) (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
"Mental Masturbation" (Jackyl)
"I Got You Babe" (Cher with Beavis and Butt-Head (Mike Judge))
"Come to Butt-Head (reprise)" (Positive K with Beavis and Butt-Head (Mike Judge)) (hidden track)