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Amos began playing the piano aged two-and-a-half, and was enrolled in Baltimore's Peabody Institute as a five-year-old
prodigy. Legend has it that she was formally ejected for "playing by ear" the songs of
John Lennon and the Doors, following six years study. After failing an audition to gain
re-entry, Amos concentrated on the bar circuit of Washington, DC, which she continued to do throughout her high-school years, gradually
moving to better venues and adding her own material.
In 1980, aged 17, she released (under her real name, Ellen Amos) her first single
"Baltimore"/"Walking With You" on the MEA label (named after her own initials). She favored cover versions such as
Joni Mitchell's "A Case Of You," Billie Holiday Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine," and later staples of her 90s live set.
Amos then adopted the first name Tori, after a friend's boyfriend's remark that she "didn't look" much like an Ellen, more like a Tori.
Still, the dozens of demo tapes she had recorded
since her early teens (mostly sent out by her doting father) failed to give her a break, and she switched tack to front pop-rock band Y Kant
Tori Read (a play on words that referred to her previous expulsion from the conservatory). Musicians in the band included guitarist Steve
Farris (ex-Mr. Mister), Matt Sorum (future Cult and
Guns N' Roses drummer), Vinny Coliauta (Frank Zappa),
(co-writer to Al Stewart) and Kim Bullard (ex-
Poco), but the production and material (largely co-composed between
Bullard and Amos) did her few favors.
Tori Amos lowered her profile for a while after this undignified release, though she did appear on albums by Stewart,
Canadian songwriter Ferron and Stan Ridgway. As she remembers, "After the trauma, I crumbled. I was very confused about why I was doing music."
Nevertheless, she persevered in writing her own songs, and eventually a tape of these reached Atlantic Records' co-chairman, Doug Morris. Although he
saw the germ of her talent, he decided that her current sound was to the taste of the average American-FM listener, and sent Amos instead
to the UK (and East West Records) so that she might enjoy a better reception. Amos moved to London in February 1991 and started playing
small-scale gigs around the capital. Her "debut" EP, "Me And A Gun," was released in October 1991, and tackled the emotive
and disturbing topic of her rape by an armed "fan" as she drove him home after a gig. An acclaimed debut album, "Little
followed in January 1992, although the comparisons to Kate Bush continued (not helped by a similar cover design).
Much of the following year was spent writing and recording a second album with co-producer and partner Eric Rosse. The
The Pink," included a guest appearance from Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), and was recorded in his new home
the house where in 1969 Sharon
Tate was murdered by Charles Manson's followers. The first single lifted from it, "Cornflake Girl," reached number 4 in the UK
charts in January 1994. The follow-up, "Pretty Good Year," reached number 7 in March, and with the album topping the UK chart
Amos confirmed she was now a commercial force.
Tori Amos was heralded in the press, alongside Polly Harvey (PJ Harvey) and Bjork, as part of a new wave of intelligent, literate
female songwriters. This was cemented with the release of the sexually charged "Boys For Pele." Quite apart from having a baby pig suckling on her breast on the
cover, the lyrics were a powerful combination of artistic and erotic liberation.
Armand Van Helden's remix of "Professional Widow" gained a huge club following and secured Amos a UK number 1 hit. Several of the songs on
the follow-up, "From The Choirgirl
Hotel," were informed by Amos' recent miscarriage. The album proved to be her most mature and musically adventurous to date
Amos recording with
a full band for the first time. A prolific songwriting burst led to the release of the double "To
Venus and Back" the following year.
Hit songs include --
- Jackie's Strength
- Professional Widow
- Don't Make Me Come to Vegas
- In the Springtime of His Voodoo
- A Sorta Fairytale
- Caught a Lite Sneeze
- Cornflake Girl
- Raspberry Swirl
- Silent All These Years
- Taxi Ride
- Midwinter Graces
- Abnormally Attracted to Sin
- American Doll Posse
Tori Amos may be available for your next special
Genre: Rock 1
Genre: Rock 3
.Adult Contemporary. / AdultContemporary
.Adult Alternative Pop/Rock. / AdultAlternativePopRock
.Alternative Pop/Rock. / AlternativePopRock
.Contemporary Singer/Songwriter. / ContemporarySingerSongwriter
.Alternative/Indie Rock. / AlternativeIndieRock
.Avant-Pop. / AvantPop
.Piano Rock. / PianoRock
.Pianist. / xPianist
x80s, x90s, x00s, x10s, x20s
Born: ..in North Carolina / born nNorthCarolina
Born: ..in Newton / born NewtonNC
Born: Aug 22, 1963
Raised: ..in Maryland / nMaryland
Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Florida / based nFlorida
Based: ..in Ireland
Based: ..in England
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