Coming up as a teenager playing piano in Washington, D.C. gay bars, Tori Amos has always had a special connection to the LGBTQ community - particularly gay men. For this week's guests, 'Drive All Night - The Songs Of Tori Amos Podcast' co-host Efrain Schunior and Tori super-fan Kenny Franklin, that connection was only deepened with the release of her 1996 tour de force 'Boys For Pele'. Recorded primarily in a church in rural Ireland, the album combines her typically virtuoso piano playing with more experimental instrumentation and sometimes stark, sometimes expansive songs about casting emotional demons aside and reclaiming one's fire.
Songs featured in this episode: Mr Zebra, Professional Widow (Armand's Star Trunk Funkin' Mix), Strange Little Girl, Cornflake Girl - Tori Amos; Sonata for Harpsichord Four Hands in C major - Mozart; Beauty Queen/Horses, Blood Roses, Father Lucifer, Professional Widow - Tori Amos; Violet - Hole; Marianne, Caught a Lite Sneeze, Caught a Lite Sneeze (Live sessions at West 54th 1998), Muhammed My Friend, Muhammed My Friend (Live feat. Maynard Keenan), Hey Jupiter - Tori Amos; Wish You Were Gay - Billie Eilish; Little Amsterdam, Doughnut Song - Tori Amos; Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover - Sophie B Hawkins; Vibeology - Paula Abdul; The Springtime of His Voodoo, Putting the Damage On - Tori Amos; The Tourist - Radiohead; Time (Live on David Letterman, 2001) - Tori Amos