Monday, August 15, 2011

2000's Guilt #29: Velvet Revolver "Fall to Pieces" (2004)

Correctly placed at #11 on our "Best Videos of 2004" list, although it possibly could've been higher... Congratulations to Mr. Scott Weiland for such an intensely accurate caricature of his drug-battling lifestyle, and probably more accurate than anyone is willing to admit. Acting in this video was probably a strange experience for him personally. It's possible the video director may have been assuming that Weiland would be dead by the time Velvet Revolver dissolved, which would have made this video almost as hauntingly disturbing as Tupac's "I Ain't Mad At Cha."

Aside from the heroin thing, this video is also hugely important for Slash and Duff, who are far too iconic to unjustly waste their 40's doing anything other than kicking ass in at least a few more awesome MTV videos.

Edit (8/18/11): We just received an interesting factoid from one of our associates. We've been assured the rest of the Contraband LP sounds nothing like "Fall to Pieces," and Slash had actually been working on this song years before the formation of Velvet Revolver, possibly as far back as the late 90's.

Here's a bonus jam, just because the song rules... (Not a guilty pleasure at all.)

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