On March 8, 1993, Beavis and Butthead made their triumphant debut on MTV, and the dynamically disturbed duo knocked American pop culture on its ass over the following years. More than anything, Beavis and Butthead loved to rock, so let's take a look at the Top 10 Beavis and Butthead Classic Rock Song Commentaries:
'From Here To Eternity'Iron Maiden
Blowing a bunch of stuff up early in the video while they perform amidst what appears to be Armageddon is all that was needed for Beavis and Butthead to deem Iron Maiden as being worthy. The duo imagine that if Iron Maiden ever did 'Unplugged,' they'd bring the “explosion machine” with them. We'd still like to see that.
Check it out...it's those “brian” shrimp. Or are they Sea Monkeys? That's the argument in place as Beavis and Butthead try to dissect this Peter Gabriel video and ultimately, Gabriel's innovative video is a bit too much for their collective minds to process.
'I Wanna Rock'Twisted Sister
After Beavis nearly has an aneurysm parroting the teacher's opening speech word for word, they move on to complaining about the lack of explosions in the video and label Twisted Sister themselves as “fat guys in clown makeup.” Wouldn't you love to see them say that to Dee Snider's face?
'Dr. Feelgood'Motley Crue
Beavis: “This video tells a message.” Butthead: “Yeah – the message is that Vince Neil is a wuss!” Beavis: “Yeah – that guy from Danzig could kick his ass.”
These guys are pretty cool....for a bunch of mimes! That's Butthead's assessment of the masked marvels, which only adds to Beavis' already near-complete misunderstanding of the world. While Beavis is denied his wish to see Gene Simmons spit blood, Butthead does eventually get his requested shot of Simmons' lengthy tongue.
'Breaking The Law'Judas Priest
Watching a sofa-bound Beavis and Butthead chanting “breakin' the law, breakin' the law” was a familiar sight throughout the series, so it stands to reason that they'd love this video, right? Not quite. While they certainly loved Judas Priest, they mutually agreed that this video “sucks,” proving that even their favorite bands weren't safe from potentially harsh criticism.
'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'AC/DC
These guys always wear the same clothes....that's cool! Hey – we always wear the same clothes! You knew that Beavis and Butthead would find some common ground with the AC/DC boys, right? Phil Rudd might be “old,” but Angus Young and the rest of AC/DC earn the coveted "this rules" tag.
'Over The Hills And Far Away'Led Zeppelin
The guys get the Led out, although Beavis requires a bit of convincing from Butthead, who cautions him that this “folk music” is going to get “cool later.” It's not hard to understand why Butthead reveres Zeppelin, because as he notes, “these guys have all done it.” And he's not talking about their musical accomplishments.
'Paradise City'Guns N' Roses
Everybody's doing their time....and Beavis requires zero encouragement, instantly getting into and mimicking Slash's swirling guitar riffs. There's almost no commentary necessary and the boys instead use their energies to nearly fracture their spines headbanging.
'For Whom The Bell Tolls'Metallica
“Sit your ass down, Lars, and play the drums like you're supposed to!” That's Butthead, taking the legendary Metallica drummer to task for exhibiting too much flash when he could be focused on rocking out instead. Further criticism of Metallica eventually causes a fist flinging scuffle between the two, but Butthead's still not done, later branding James Hetfield a “cowardly lion.”