Klaus Nomi

Klaus Nomi

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by Klaus Nomi
     
 
It only takes a quick look at the cover to get a reasonably decent idea that this isn't your typical pop album: Decked out in a grossly oversized suit and heavy theatrical makeup, Klaus Nomi is not your typical pop singer, either. Both the cover and the music within lean heavily to the dramatic -- Nomi's delivery is all in a very operatic falsetto, though most of the

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It only takes a quick look at the cover to get a reasonably decent idea that this isn't your typical pop album: Decked out in a grossly oversized suit and heavy theatrical makeup, Klaus Nomi is not your typical pop singer, either. Both the cover and the music within lean heavily to the dramatic -- Nomi's delivery is all in a very operatic falsetto, though most of the music itself is more of the early-'80s European dance school (indeed, one of his collaborators here was Man Parrish, probably best-known for his later work with Man 2 Man). Only one of the tracks here was self-penned; rather, Nomi gets down to work here as an interpreter, turning in suitably skewed versions of "Lightning Strikes" and Chubby Checker's "The Twist." The real highlights here are his take on Kristian Hoffman's song "Total Eclipse," and a rather straight (ahem) reading of the aria from Saint-Saens' classical work Samson and Delilah. It's pretty hard to imagine your typical classical music buff embracing this song, let alone the entire album, but fans of off-kilter pop music will certainly find a lot to love about this album.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/1998
Label:
Rca Victor Europe
UPC:
0035627442025
catalogNumber:
274420

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Klaus Nomi 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Klaus Nomi continues to be a great posthumous entertainer. The songs on the album are good. "You Don't Own Me" can be heard on the Rush Limbaugh Show as part of a category of update theme. Five stars to the Nomi Man!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago