Klaus Nomi was a fixture in the late-'70s NYC East Village performance art scene, but his big coming-out party was when he performed alongside David Bowie on Saturday Night Live in 1979. It wasn't easy to out-alien The Man Who Fell to Earth, but Nomi's demented harlequin act complete with plucked, Elsa Lanchester-like eyebrows, whiteface and widow's peak - not to mention a pink poodle doll pal - pulled it off (Nomi often claimed he was from outer space). That got Nomi signed to RCA, where he recorded two studio albums (and adopted the oversized plastic tux that Bowie wore when he sang "The Man Who Sold the World" on SNL) before succumbing to AIDS in 1983 at the age of 39, one of the first celebrities to die from the disease.


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    • Side 1 -
    • 1 Keys of Life
    • 2 Lightning Strikes
    • 3 The Twist
    • 4 Nomi Song
    • 5 You Don't Own Me
    • Side 2 -
    • 1 Cold Song
    • 2 Wasting My Time
    • 3 Total Eclipse
    • 4 Nomi Chant
    • 5 Samson and Delilah (Aria)
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