Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Klaus Nomi

Klaus Sperber (January 24, 1944 – August 6, 1983), better known as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona. Nomi was known for his bizarrely visionary theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo which flaunted a receding hairline. His songs were equally unusual, ranging from synthesizer-laden interpretations of classical music opera to covers of 1960s pop standards like Chubby Checker's "The Twist" (listen) and Lou Christie's "Lightnin' Strikes" (listen).


Source [Chateau Thombeau]

1 comment:

  1. His performance of "Total Eclipse" is one of the highlights of the documentary, "Urgh! A Music War" ... and the first time I heard his music.
    Nice!

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