36 Years Later, An Unreleased Piece Of KISStory Finally Surfaces And It Was Definitely Worth The Wait
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Lost 1981 Video Sees Light Of Day
Kiss fans remember the band’s 1981 album Music From the Elder – you know, the one that contributed to the departure of guitarist Ace Frehley, who wouldn’t have anything more to do with Kiss until the band’s 1996 reunion. It was an ambitious effort, one that yielded such low sales numbers that for the first time in eight years Kiss decided not to embark on a supporting tour – but Music From the Elder did yield two music videos for the song “I,” one of which took 36 years to finally see the light of day.
Uncovered by fan podcast Kiss My Boots, the newly surfaced alternate video for “I” was shot in 1981 along with the commonly seen version based around a standard stage set, but the version that was shot and subsequently buried was directed by Bruce Gowers and features a “Fortress of Solitude” and greater crowd participation.
Here’s The Original
We’ve provided the original version just above, but you can check out the alternate, never before seen version just below this article. Do a little comparing and contrasting: we can spot a few differences, namely that the alternate version looks like a lot more fun than the original, but we’d love to hear what cool things catch your eye!