Flaw – Broken: A Video Breakdown

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Through They Aieeeeeeeees!

Through many trials and tribulations, Flaw is still around. Like many bands from their era, they found pretty quick success, landing a record deal with Universal and played the 2nd stage at Ozzfest. And just like many bands from their era, the success faded just as quickly. The music business is a cruel business and despite selling over 150,000 records on their major label debut, they were eventually dropped. Member changes and shifting public musical tastes didn’t help either.

Over the past 20 years, the band went through a breakup, a reformation, and constant touring. The biggest boost they got was when Stephen Colbert mentioned their GoFundMe on The Late Show to buy a new van. Amazingly (seriously, I mean that), the national exposure didn’t help them reach their goal, so Colbert gifted the band a van on his show and even appeared in their music video. Things were looking up for Flaw.

Then there were the the multiple accusations of plagiarism. Oh, and a just a teensy weensy bit of a racist rant during a live show. Frontman Chris Volz apologized, but yeah, there’s really no coming back from that. At least you’d think so, but it was good enough for long-time goth label Cleopatra Records. Flaw has a new covers album (insert your own joke here) through the label and even have a new music video for their version of lovelytheband‘s song, “Broken.” Boy oh boy, do they have a music video. It’s important to remember while watching this that they paid people to make it. Let’s break it down.

 

Struggling nu-metal bands are closer than they appear.

 

That’s weird. My GPS keeps sending me back to 2001.

 

I’ll take this billboard over the ones asking if I’m going to Heaven or Hell when I die.

 

“Make sure you get my good side when you put my face over the Hamburgers/Hot Dogs sign!”

 

Try Flaw in Original, Spicy Habanero, and Extra Shaky.

 

Whisky A Go Go must’ve been busy that night.

 

See what you’d be missing out on if we used high-speed rail?

 

Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake your body line
Shake, shake, shake, Senora, shake it all the time

 

This is a more realistic portrayal of online dating than when Match has beautiful models trying to tell you they’re looking for love and waiting to hear from you.

 

Really getting their money’s worth with this one effect.

 

There you go. I hope Inmotion Entertainment Inc. gets an A on their Sophomore year midterm project.

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