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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. It is difficult to describe his sound, its Eighties Pop with a German Opera singersinging in English. I would have loved to have see him live, but missed that moment in time. This CD which I had to get from the UK was well worth the wait and if you can find any of his Cd's I think you would find them of interest, this is a "Best of Collection" No doubt he took some cues from Bowie.
I watched a video of him talking about his time in New York and how he had to take a drastic change in his looks and performance to get attention, he sounded and looked like no other 80's punk group coming out of that scene, playing CBGB for example.
If you want to hear his music I think you will find this Best of Collection to be just that. One person found this helpful. I so wish I could have seen Mr. Nomi live. It would have been a hoot. His voice was an anomally and a treasure. We'll not Nomi any longer. No one Der Nissbaum - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi Encore! (Nomis Best) (Cassette) Klaus and this gives a good sampling of his work.
It's framed and hanging on my wall above the computer. I had seen Klaus's performance piece "Total Eclipse" in the film "Urgh! Klaus's music is theatrical and fun to listen to. Our five year old daughter loved Klaus's voice, its trills, his Germanic accent and the popish instrumentation. This artist was a hoot, Der Nissbaum - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi Encore!
(Nomis Best) (Cassette). He rocked and sung with operatic pretensions; there's simply no one like him. If you enjoy passionate, strange, outlandish and completely original artists - check out Klaus - he was unique. And while you're at it.! Believe me, his music is just as mesmerizing as his image. This collection contains tracks from Nomi's debut and the follow-up, Simple Man. Rubberband Lazer, an addictive pop song with weird country infusions and brilliant bursts of synth, and the theatrical Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead with its singalong chorus Der Nissbaum - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi Encore!
(Nomis Best) (Cassette) my favourites here. It's a pity one of his most magnificent numbers, Saint Saens' famous aria Samson And Delilah, has not been included. Apart from that glaring omission, his most famous tracks like Cold Song - an impressive operatic number and Total Eclipse, a magical marriage of rock and classical from the first album, plus the abovementioned highlights from the second album are all here.
His music remains highly original and inspiring. Someone not familiar with the work of Klaus Nomi might think that two different people are responsible for this collection; how could one person be responsible for both the fun, campy arrangements of popular tunes and the exquisitely sung art song herein? Nevertheless, it's the truth--and the same man, with the same gorgeous voice, did them both. I can understand pointing out the major overlap between this and other CDs, but I have to say that the beautiful "Der Nussbaum" is, to me, worth it.
What a shame that he is no longer with us. Klaus Nomi's music was strange and this album is no exception. But I like it. See all reviews from the United States. There's Der Nissbaum - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi Encore!
(Nomis Best) (Cassette) problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. The production on his songs was always heavily synthesized and theatrical. That plastic suit became his signature attire, and he went on to release two albums—his eponymous debut and Simple Man the following year.
He died on August 6, from complications due to AIDS, making him one of the first celebrities to succumb to the disease. His ashes were dusted across New York City. It's 36 years since Klaus Nomi shared a stage with David Bowie, but the title-track from Bowie's forthcoming album Blackstar has a Nomi-like uncanniness.
Here's a five-video crash course on the legendary outsider. Check Bowie's plastic suit that Nomi would later adopt, as he and Joey Arias sang backup, convinced that night would lead somewhere. Here's a bonus of Klaus dragging a plastic pink poodle on stage. A performance of "The Nomi Song" in the notorious plastic suit. The film highlights how Klaus manage to reinvent himself in New York City.
This song served as his battle cry, and his fans-turned-friends affectionately called "the Nomis" would also use it as their manifesto. It became something of a tradition for Nomi to take favored pop hits and turn them into avant-garde productions. He also reworked Chubby Checker's "The Twist" from an upbeat celebration of a dance craze to a down-tempo, almost sinisterly seductive song about body contortion.
Klaus' video for his single "Simple Man". In the video, he's sporting a suit, along with a trench coat, walking around town claiming he's just an everyday guy. At one point during the video he ditches the suit and returns Der Nissbaum - Klaus Nomi - Klaus Nomi Encore! (Nomis Best) (Cassette) his plastic tux at a party where everyone is admiring him, but he still seems out of place, hence Klaus' claim that he came from outer space.
When he attempted to conform, it didn't work; when he expressed his true self, it still felt otherworldly. Perhaps Klaus Nomi's most sobering performance, this was his very last time on a stage. Toward the end of his career, Klaus delved deeper into his operatic side, even switching up his attire to appear more theatrical.
By the end ofhe was deteriorating due to AIDS. His body was covered in lesions, so he would don a baroque-style collar to mask the sores on his neck. This performance of "Cold Genius" from Henry Purcell's King Arthur took place six months before he passed, during a European mini-tour.
He walked his frail body and tiny legs up the stairs to the microphone, and delivered the performance of his life. By Eric Torres. By Matthew Strauss. By Isabelia Herrera.
By Hubert Adjei-Kontoh.
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