Beauty & Stupid

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"Beauty & Stupid"
Single by hide
from the album Psyence
Released August 12, 1996
Genre Alternative rock
Label Universal Victor
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"Beauty & Stupid"
"Hi-Ho/Good Bye"
Music sample

"Beauty & Stupid" is the sixth single by Japanese musician hide, released on August 12, 1996. It reached number 4 on the Oricon chart.[1] On May 2, 2007, the single was re-released with a slightly different cover.[2] On August 4, 2010, it was re-released again as part of the second releases in "The Devolution Project", which was a release of hide's original eleven singles on picture disc vinyl.[3]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by hide.

No. Title Length
1. "Beauty & Stupid"   4:06
2. "Squeeze It!!"   2:21

Cover versions

The song "Easy Jesus" by hide's band Zilch has a similar guitar riff to that of "Squeeze It!!". "Beauty & Stupid" was covered by Kiyoharu and Shoji for the 1999 hide tribute album Tribute Spirits.[4] The title track was covered by Doppel for the Tribute II -Visual Spirits- tribute album and by Diaura on Tribute III -Visual Spirits-, both albums were released on July 3, 2013.[5] For Tribute VI -Female Spirits-, released on December 18, 2013, it was covered by Kanon Wakeshima.[6]


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