Tori Amos http://www.toriamos.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tori_Amos Discography: Little Earthquakes (1992) Under The Pink (1994) Boys For Pele (1996) From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998) To Venus and Back (1999) Strange Little Girls (2001) Scarlet's Walk (2002) The Beekeeper (2005) American Doll Posse (2007) Abnormally Attracted to Sin (2009) Midwinter Graces (2009) Night of Hunters (2011) It's a given now that I worked up the ambition to do a Smashing Pumpkins thread that Tori would be next. Tori Amos, real name Myra Ellen Amos, IMO has the best body of work ever created by a female artist. Like the Smashing Pumpkins shes created a mythos for herself that is larger than life which fits because she is an artist larger than life. She defines the word artist period! Every song she writes is a concoction of her own personal life, pure unadulterated sexuality, feminine theory and religious doctrine. Tori is her own culture and her lyrics may be so coded that they are indecipherable in parts but the way she sings and plays is the universal code breaker and it's a beautiful thing. There is a beautiful harmony between Tori and her audience like none other! I don't always understand Tori but I feel Tori more than almost every artist out there! One thing that's also synonymous with Tori is the instrument in which she channels her energies to the world! The Piano Tori has done perhaps more than any other artist for the piano in rock music. She played the piano with the sexual prowess and rock presence that she admired growing up listening to Led Zeppelin. Whether playing an intimate ballad or rocking out and straddling her piano bench like a sexual partner Tori makes the piano as powerful as any guitar, drum or bass! So let me take you slowly through the history of this amazing artist! I'll do my best to transition as we journey from the preachers daughter who learned rock and sexuality to the big haired 80's vixen to an artist who found herself and down the road from there! I hope that you'll follow and if you already know the story reminisce! It's time to for Tori's presence in this forum to no longer be silent!