This doc about his short career and early death from a mysterious disease we now know is AIDs has fantastic footage of him performing live, shots of the East Village as it was then and now, and, of course, tales from his friends (including the fabulous Ann Magnuson), and a giant Klaus Nomi robot. It weirdly, touchingly, fittingly illustrates the life and lonely death of an outsider among outsiders, a purposely enigmatic man whose music and performances touched many, and still does to this today. It's also a fascinating time capsule of the underground music and performance art world of New York, back when, you know, artists could actually scrape together a living making art.
You can watch this unique documentary over at SnagFilms for free. The beautiful tribute to Klaus Nomi by Meredith Yayanos over at Coilhouse (which you should bookmark immediately, and also go buy their gorgeous, keep-them-forever magazines) is absolutely worth a read. I've embedded the video for "Lightning Strikes" after the jump.
Have you seen The Nomi Song? Let me know what you think of it in the comments.