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Mon Aug 26, 2019, 11:28 PM

Does anyone remember singer Klaus Nomi?

He was a new wave/opera singer in the 70s and died in 1983 (one of the earliest from AIDS). He performed with Bowie on SNL too. No one I know remembers him which makes me blue.

http://nightflight.com/tv-partys-the-sublimely-intolerable-show-featured-futurist-countertenor-klaus-nomi/











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Reply Does anyone remember singer Klaus Nomi? (Original post)
BigmanPigman Aug 26 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 26 #1
BigmanPigman Aug 26 #2
CaptainTruth Aug 26 #3
Newest Reality Aug 27 #4
marble falls Aug 27 #5
BigmanPigman Aug 27 #11
marble falls Aug 28 #12
FuzzyRabbit Aug 27 #6
BigmanPigman Aug 27 #9
Cleetus Ford Aug 27 #7
BigmanPigman Aug 27 #10
marble falls Aug 28 #13
Cleetus Ford Aug 28 #14
marble falls Aug 28 #15
marble falls Aug 29 #16
d_r Aug 27 #8

Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 11:39 PM

1. Yes. He also did a bit of opera.



This is the Cold Song from Henry Purcellís King Arthur.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 11:46 PM

2. Oh good, I don't feel as blue now.

I have been watching and listening to him lately and felt like he was not remembered. What a talented and unique artist.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 11:58 PM

3. I remember hearing of him. That's about all I recall.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 12:02 AM

4. Yup! I do.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 12:17 AM

5. He played before Devo at the Bank in '80. He was interesting act ...

I think Tin Huey played that night, too.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/klaus-nomi/1980/the-bank-rock-nite-club-akron-oh-23ea78e7.html





Some members of Huey were involved with the Waitresses



Devo recorded their first EPs and album at Bushflow studios in the basement of a house I lived at.

A good album of the times is 'Bowling Balls From Hell".



The sax/hoen player from Huey, and the Waitresses was Ralph Carney who also played on several B-52s, his son is one of he Black Keys.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 11:55 PM

11. I don't subscribe to Amazon to play the set list songs.

I wish I had the chance to see him sing a live show. I lived in NYC when he was there but was a poor art school student whose money had to go to art supplies first and food second.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 07:08 AM

12. I don't subscribe to Amazon, but I can get it to play.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 12:43 AM

6. "He came from outer space to save the human race"

"The Nomi Song" is a very good documentary about Klaus Nomi (real name Klaus Sperber)

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Response to FuzzyRabbit (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:16 PM

9. I can't wait to watch this...THANKS!

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Response to Cleetus Ford (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:27 PM

10. "Opera Futurist" I love that description

from the French newspaper in the video. He seems to really enjoy performing and his enthusiasm is contagious. I can see why Bowie wanted to work with him. Rush Limbaugh used HIS song?!?!? I hope he lost the lawsuit BIGLY. I keep hoping the orange blob would get sued for using other people's music without permission. They complain but he does it anyway without paying, somehow getting away with it at his rallies.

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Response to Cleetus Ford (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 07:43 AM

13. Limpbaugh never used that reference in his update, maybe you would like to ...

remove it from your post.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 10:27 AM

14. Sorry, I'm not a fan of his so it's only what I've heard he does.

 

I guess an avid listener would know better.

I'll leave it though.

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Response to Cleetus Ford (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 11:00 AM

15. What if he replaced that word with n----r? H--o is every bit as bad. Particularly ...

even as evil as Limpbaugh is, he never used it himself. That word is a slur about a class of people. Please remove it.

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Response to Cleetus Ford (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 29, 2019, 07:16 AM

16. Bye Cletus!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 05:42 AM

8. Yea

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