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The Nomi Song (2005)

In Film on January 15, 2005 at 7:19 pm

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The Nomi Song is a documentary about the bizzare German-born singer Klaus Nomi, a cult figure in the New York New Wave underground movement in the late 70s/early 80s. I’ve only heard of Klaus Nomi and seen his album covers but never actually heard his music prior the film. Klaus Nomi was a classical trained tenor who sings pop songs in classical Opera style (^^;;) with a striking on-stage persona (an alien/robot in the signature triangular tux top + German expressionism-ish black & white makeup) and bizzare theatrical performances. After much struggle to reach a wider audience, his first taste of international success in 1983 would also be his end. He became one of the first artists to die of AIDS.

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