By Tim Duffy
When I was a tyke we bought cassette tapes and listened to them until they wore straight through. One of my favorites was the 1993 release The Beavis And Butthead Experience. The compilation featured contributions from Primus, Anthrax, Run DMC, and the pretty much totally forgotten Jackyl(they played Woodstock 94 yo!). Each of these songs were shittier and less necessary than the next.
The tape however opens, after some brief patter from Beavis and Butthead themselves, with a stone cold Nrivana classic named prophetically “I Hate Myself And I Want To Die.” The song has a grueling guitar tone among the best in the Nirvana catalog and one of their catchiest and most pummeling choruses as well. Strange to think that Kurt Cobain would drop such a gem on such a corporate endeavor. It makes you wonder just how much Beavis and Butthead Kurt was happily watching at the time.
I hear this song and am immediately brought back to my yellow Sony Walkman. I remember listening to the song, stopping, rewinding and repeating for a seemingly unending loop in 1993 through 1994.
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