Bad Energy 2
By: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

  1. Bad Energy 2
    Beck Hansen: Producer
Bad Energy 2 [Version (a)]:

The Song:

It was announced in April, 2001, that Beck was giving a "very abrasive punk song" called "Bad Energy" to the soundtrack for the MTV show, Jackass. A few months later it was revealed though that the soundtrack was cancelled. assured us that they'll find some way for us to hear it, though I've stopped counting on it, and nothing has happened since.

Beck did however play the song live a few times! is now 2009201020112012201320142015201620172018 and still no bootlegs have surfaced with this song.

The relation to the recording with the same name on Golden Feelings is as yet unclear, but that track is most definitely not an abrasive punk song, so most likey is that Beck merely reused the title. He probably had no idea he had used it once before!

Played live 3 times:
Earliest known live version: June 27, 2001
Latest known live version: July 13, 2001

On June 27 2001 in Birmingham, England, Beck included "Bad Energy" in his setlist. This was the first time it was ever played live, and it returned to the setlist just a couple more times only in his 16-show tour of Europe in June/July 2001. I'm not aware of any bootlegs of these shows having surfaced yet. If anyone has a copy, or any info about what the song was like, or lyrics, or anything at all, please let me know!