Watch Future Oscar Winner Giorgio Moroder Be Mod, Look Like Paul Rudd

The composer behind SCARFACE, THE NEVER ENDING STORY and MIDNIGHT EXPRESS gets his surf on.

You know Giorgio Moroder as one of the ultimate pioneers of modern electronic music (which he helped birth with Donna Summer’s I Feel Love) or as the guy who scored Scarface or the guy who scored The Never Ending Story or the guy who won an Oscar for the score to Midnight Express. But maybe you didn’t know that he started his career as a mod singer in the style of the Beach Boys. He earned a gold record with his 1969 European hit Looky Looky, which he performs on French TV below. Amusingly, the song, an obvious Beach Boys riff, was released on Ariola Records.

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