Today’s KROQ Flashback: Klaus Nomi “Total Eclipse”
With the possible exception of Rodney on the Roq’s Halloween classic ‘Skeletons’ by The Inflatable Boy Clams and KROQer Vinnie’s recent suggestion of ‘Kinko The Kid Loving Clown’ by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Ogden Edsl[/lastfm] (which I will get to one day, my friend), this has got to be one of the weirdest and oddest of all KROQ flashbacks. If someone thinks, oh, say ‘Detachable Penis’ is the strangest thing they’ve heard then, clearly, they do not know this classically trained Super Freak – Mr. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Klaus Nomi[/lastfm] (who is no longer here on the planet with us).
I first ran into Klaus via 1981’s “Urgh! A Music War!” (in the top 10 of all punk rock movies ever and still fairly difficult to come by on DVD) and from the moment he began belting out the classic lyrics in this song about trying to get through the day on the day they world was coming to an abrupt end (“If someone calls we’re all out turning into French fries”) I knew I was in. Here’s that very clip now!