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If You Know All 10 Of These 90s Tori Amos Facts, You're A True Stan

If I do it fast, I hear that's an act of kindness.

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  1. What was the name of Tori's little-known hair band?
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    Y Kant Tori Scream
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    Y Kant Tori Read
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    Y Kant Tori Read

    The synthpop group performed together from 1984-1989, just two years before Amos released the solo single which launched her career.

    Y Kant Tori Read
    Via Atlantic
  2. Let's kick things up a notch. WHY was the band called Y Kant Tori Read?
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    Tori never learned to read music.
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    Tori's religious parents didn't want her reading the school curriculum.
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    Tori can't read music!

    She's just a prodigy like that.

    Tori can't read music! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Atlantic
  3. Where did Amos grow up?
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    Baltimore
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    Raleigh
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    Baltimore, baby!

    Fun fact, Tori, and her brother once won a songwriting contest briefly making their song Baltimore the theme for the Baltimore Oriols.

    Baltimore, baby!
    Via Atlantic
  4. Which song was featured in the 1995 film "Higher Learning?"
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    Precious Things
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    Butterfly
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    "Butterfly" is the original Amos song that plays in the film.

    "Butterfly" is the original Amos song that plays in the film.
    Via Atlantic
  5. Which Shel Silverstein poem did Tori record?
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    <i>Where The Sidewalk Ends</i>
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    <i>Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout</i>
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    Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout

    The recording became a coveted rarity for mega-fans.

    Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via CBS
  6. What was the name of the singer's first solo EP?
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    Me and a Gun
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    Silent All These Years
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    Me and a Gun

    The title was later changed to Silent All These Years after the track performed better than the original single.

    Me and a Gun Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Atlantic
  7. Who is Amos referring to when she sings "Neil says 'Hi' by the way?"
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    Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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    Neil Gaiman
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    Neil Gaiman

    Amos has been close to the graphic novelist since the early days of their careers.

    Neil Gaiman
    Via youtube.com
  8. Which of these songs never appeared on a studio album?
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    Tear In Your Hand
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    Here. In My Head
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    Here. In My Head was released as a B-side to "Crucify" but like a bevy of other Tori songs, never appeared on a studio album.

    Here. In My Head was released as a B-side to "Crucify" but like a bevy of other Tori songs, never appeared on a studio album.
    Via Atlantic
  9. Which song from "Boys For Pele" contained the tour-titling lyric "Dew Drop Inn?"
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    Jackie's Strength
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    Muhammad My Friend
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    Muhammad My Friend

    The lyric inspiring the name of the album's Dew Drop In Tour was "Do drop in at the Dew Drop Inn."

    Muhammad My Friend Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF
    Via Atlantic
  10. Why does Tori prefer Bösendorfer pianos?
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    They never lose their tune
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    They have an extra octave
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    Tori's a bit of a piano snob, but there's a Bösendorfer on almost every stage she performs on.

    Tori's a bit of a piano snob, but there's a Bösendorfer on almost every stage she performs on.
    Via Getty Images
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