The Most Hilarious Stills from Live’s “I Alone” Video

Nineties nostalgia is everywhere these days — and sure, as far as musical decades go, the ’90s gave us a shitload of great bands and great songs. But let’s not forget they were also the decade that gave us Live, a band that was fronted by a dude who looked kind of like a bad Michael Stipe waxwork figure, and that contained multiple people named Chad. Apart from giving tour promoters headaches (“Live… live?”), they were also responsible for the most hilariously awful/singularly amazing video of the decade: “I Alone,” which really should be watched with the sound off for full effect. But to save you watching it at all, here’s a highly scientific survey of the funniest bits.

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Behold: the least appealing opening frame ever captured on film.


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“Hey Chad, where’s my drum kit?”
“I dunno, Chad, did you leave it in the van?”


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“For the love of god, get that camera away from me!”
“It’s too late now, Ed, we’re rolling.”


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Just Ed and Chad, rockin’ out like bros in a cheap photo studio enigmatic desert landscape.


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That rat-tail, though.


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“Noooooo not the camera!”
“Ed, for fuck’s sake, we’re shooting a video.”

(Also: why is Chad jumping?)


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“Quick, Chad, get in the frame and do your best Richard D. James!”


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Darkness has fallen! But never fear, for Chad shall lead the way.


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Ooh! Symbolism!


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Kumbaya, m’lord, kumbaya…


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Strange is the night where the black stars rise, and strange moons circle through the skies… But stranger still is lost Carcosa.


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“We have no idea what we are doing.”


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“Chad, stop it. You’re scaring the children.”


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“Dear god, what have we done?”