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Nomi Song, The [Import]
Born Klaus Sperber in Essen, Germany, Nomi dressed like an alien, sang like an angel, and electrified new wave-era New York. The classically trained tenor moved to the US in the 1970s. Influenced by Maria Callas, Marlene Dietrich, and 1950s sci-fi films, the "opera-singing pastry chef," as writer Glenn O'Brien described him, developed a unique look and sound that stood apart from every other act to emerge from the East Village. At the height of his fame, he caught the eye of David Bowie, with whom he performed on Saturday Night Live in 1979. Unfortunately, his AIDS-related death in 1983 curtailed any chance to reach a wider audience. Andrew Horn's evocative portrait rises above the ordinary by documenting a scene as much as its most original participant. Aside from a wealth of archival material, The Nomi Song includes interviews with Kenny Scharf and Ann Magnuson (but alas, no Bowie). --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Buy this as a souvenir of a time that was filled with so many possibilities and so much tragedy. Klaus's life was certainly filled to the brim with both.
Always liked the original and extra-ordinary and at the start of Nomi's career I've bought all of his records, fascinated by how different, but also how differred his music was.
Maybe because of his early death people never really got to know who or what this person would be in real life....
Apart from what little one could read in specialized music magazines about him nothing much was known about him ...
And I always wanted to know MORE about this strrrrange man .
This documentary gives us a glimpse in the life of this man, his art, his friends and what thrived him to be what he was.
A strange bird in music world ,which he is , still to this day!
This DVD-release is what lots of people waited for ,even if you're not accainted with Klaus Nomi or his music, this DVD will captivate you .If you like music, if you like original artists, watch this, you won't regret it !
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