Aren’t you sick of all this good music I’ve been forcing on you lately? Yeah me too. Let’s take a break from all that goodness and enjoy some primo crap. I have here for your viewing pleasure what appears to be the Bollywood version of ”Thriller”. Enjoy!
24 Nov 2008 Leave a Comment
Klaus Nomi (real name : Sperber) is a forgotten musical genius who never attained the success he so obviously deserves.
Klaus was born in Germany and immigrated to New York in hopes of a career in Opera. That didn’t work out and he found his calling as an avante garde performance artist in the East Village. He developed his highly theatrical, Kabuki inspired Nomi persona and incorporated his amazing operatic vocal ability into an act that included music, bizarre costumes and dance. His closest brush with fame came when he sang backup for David Bowie on SNL. He also enjoyed several hits in his native country. He passed away in 1983, at the age of 39, becoming one of the first entertainers to fall victim to HIV (which also tells you all you need to know about his personal lifestyle).
Nomi is the subject of a documentary, “The Nomi Song”.
This song is from the 1981 album “Simple Man”.