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Video Time-Warp #16: The Flys – “Got You Where I Want You”

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It’s Monday and you know what that means: a trip down WRRV memory lane with a new Video Time-Warp. This week, we’re going to 1998.

I have to first address the name of this band: Their name being “The Flys” instead of “The Flies” is like nails on a chalkboard to me. It’s like Fran Drescher laughing as she drags her nails down a chalkboard. It’s like–you get the idea.

But forget about FLIES, in the first scene of this video, we’ve got a band member that should be concerned more with ticks. What’s the deal, dude? Get yourself some shoes, Lyme disease is no joke, pal.

Wait! Those are not band member feet at all! Why, they belong to a young Katie Holmes, at peak hotness. Terminal velocity of Katie Holmes Hot. This song was featured in the movieĀ Disturbing Behavior, one in a very long line of teen spooky movies that came out between 1997 and 2000 or so (I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legend, Final Destination, Scream).

Did Katie Holmes just shove those guys off a cliff to their imminent demise? Katie Holmes committed homicide and the band didn’t do anything.

In fact, Katie’s murderous tendencies aren’t even the most unpleasant turn of events in this video: check out that white dude in a sleeveless vest and bad tribal tattoos doing his take on a reggae breakdown.

So now everyone is throwing themselves off the cliff like lemmings and the band seems nonplussed. I mean, I don’t expect them to stop several dozen teenagers from committing suicide in unison, but maybe take your sunglasses off at least. Does this kind of group death happen around The Flys so often that this ain’t no thang for them?

Oh and now THEY’RE jumping. They must all be part of some cult.

Anyhow, this song was on a bunch of soundtracks and a few years later, after no more significant hits, the Flys were no more. But don’t worry, they left behind a legacy of a catchy song, association with Katie Holmes at her unspeakable gorgeousness, and one of the top 10 worst album covers I’ve ever seen in my life:

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