The Flys (US band)

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This article is about the American band formed in 1994. For the English band formed in 1976, see The Flys (UK band).
The Flys
Origin USA
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1994–2002
Labels Raid America (1995)
Trauma Records (1997-2001)
Past members Adam Paskowitz
Peter Perdischizzi
James Book
Nicky Lucero
Holmes Jones
Josh Paskowitz

The Flys were an American post-grunge group, formed in Hollywood[1] in 1994 and on indefinite hiatus since 2002. They had success with the 1998 top five hit "Got You (Where I Want You)", produced by David J. Holman. The video for which featured actress Katie Holmes. "Got You (Where I Want You)" was featured on their debut album Holiday Man in 1998 and also appeared on the soundtrack for the 1998 MGM film Disturbing Behavior, which starred Katie Holmes. Their music is also featured in The Crow: Salvation soundtrack, with the track "I Know What You Want". "She's So Huge" was featured in the 2001 film Sugar And Spice.

Notably two members of the band, Adam Paskowitz and Josh Paskowitz, were members of the Doc Paskowitz family.

With the single "Got You (Where I Want You)" reaching No. 5 on the Modern Rock Charts and being featured in Disturbing Behavior, The Flys 1998 album Holiday Man album reached No. 109 on the Billboard charts. A second single "She's So Huge" peaked at No. 32 on Modern Rock Charts.[2] In 2000 The Flys released their second album, Outta My Way. The album contained the single "Losin' It", as well as two samples from two songs by The Beach Boys from their Pet Sounds album, "Here Today" and "Caroline, No".[3][4]

In 2002 The Flys went on indefinite hiatus. In 2008 The Flys announced on their MySpace page that "The Flys Are Back," and released an iTunes single (a cover of "Hey Jude") along with a remake of their biggest hit, entitled "Got You Where I Want You 2008."


  • 25 Cents (1995)
  • Holiday Man (1998)
  • Outta My Way (2000)


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