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Music

Klaus Nomi would have been 69 today

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 24 2013 12:22 PM ]

Klaus Nomi's work isn't an acquired taste. You hear it and you either love it or you don't. I do. Nomi was a German countertenor with an astonishingly wide vocal range and an out-of-this-world persona. In one of my favorite music docs, The Nomi Song, he is described as the love child of Tristan Tzara and Maria Callas. That's pretty spot-on. Nomi died of AIDS-related complications in 1983. Check out Klaus Nomi A/V below.

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Klaus Nomi - "Simple Man"
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Klaus Nomi - "Lightning Strikes"
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Klaus Nomi - "The Cold Song"