I found this great clip I would like to share. Quite apart from it being a clip from the golden days of US cable - TV Party, which is a show I only recently heard about (if anyone stateside has any more information about this show, please pass it on) it also features Klaus Nomi.
Klaus is one more I have to add to the long list of artists my elder brother introduced me to. I remember him buying and bringing home the first album on release and, as was his want, he would haul me over to the stereo and say excitedly, 'Listen to this yoof!'. I remember sitting there and staring at the sleeve and getting lost in the sounds. I was no fan of opera at the time, but I 'got' that Nomi had something special. His version of 'Lightening Strikes' still hits quite hard all these years on, both as an unusual cover choice and as a bravura performance of sorts, although the technology used to record it sounds a little dated from moment to moment. Still, I find that same need to stare when he performs still overtakes me 28 years on.