German expressionist soprano Klaus Nomi used to scare the younger folk who wheedled into New York’s after-hours scene in the ’80s more than any security goon could have, and now a documentary on his art is fascinating the kids of those same kids. Read James St. James’ review of the documentary, The Nomi Song.
During Jobriath’s short, glitter-glam reign as the first out rocker of the ’80s, he scared off radio deejays and ended up playing other people’s songs at a New York piano bar. Now ’80s evergreen Morrissey has compiled Jobriath’s music into a queerest-hits album, Lonely Planet Boy, released last month, and plays it before his concerts. Watch a clip of Jobriath from the “Are You a Boy or Girl” episode of WOW’s 2001 VH1 series From the Waist Down, and listen to “Movie Queen” from the album.