Tori Amos on Britney Spears


“Whether they’re selling perfume or a song, people have decided they’re a brand. Hollywood did a good job of creating icons in the 30s and 40s, they understood a story. Now, give ‘em a haircut and some clothes and they think they can pull off Aphrodite.”

“Then you have situations like Britney shaving her head. I don’t think her sweet, saccharine image was close to who she really was, and she rebelled.”

For her latest album, American Doll Posse, Amos invented four Greek Goddesses that she channeled to sing various tracks. If only Britney could be that inventive with her identity, maybe she could have avoided shaving her head. American Doll Posse is out on May 1st.

Thanks to popbytes for these pictures.

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  1. Pecarrie says:

    Every one of those dolls is ugly…
    Though I am in favor of her views…

  2. Kat says:

    Saccharine implies fake.

  3. Aphrodick says:

    Yes, througout this whole Britney media-circus, the world has been plagued with wonderment about what Tori Amos had to say about it. What Would Tori Do? haha. Oh well, at least Tori has a REAL voice. She’s just too self-righteous, takes herself too seriously, thinks she’s more important than she really is. it’s a turnoff, Tor.

  4. Fabiola Thing says:

    Kat–Saccharine may imply “fake” to you, and I understand why, however,
    the word saccharin saccharine is an adjective meaning “sugary” – its connection with sugar means the term is used metaphorically, often in a derogative sense, to describe something “unpleasantly over-polite” or “overly sweet”. Both words are derived from the Greek word σάκχαρον (sakcharon, German ch sound), which ultimately derives from Sanskrit for sugar, sharkara (शर्करा), which literally means gravel.
    Saccharin is about 300 times as sweet as sucrose.

  5. Sugar Cookie says:

    Well, I’d say that The Always Brilliant Miss Tori nailed this one right on it’s bald little empty head and I agree with her completely. Of course Britney’s “image” was contrived *gasp* but I think that a person of more depth with more inner resources could handle it. After all if you get the right person and you say to them “Look do this, say that and go spend your money” you’ve got a winner but I don’t exactly think Brit Brit’s well goes down too deep and I think they backed the wrong horse.

    I’d say it’s high time for her to fade briskly into the background and then away forever… It’s over Britney, go care for your babies, spend some money and have some responsible fun. You had a good run. NEXT.

  6. Action says:

    I can’t stand Tori Amos. She’s one really screwed up chick. She had a couple of good songs but I think everything else she’s put out lately has sucked or been too psycho to even like.

    Now I can add Righteous to her screwed up label.

  7. Wig-O-Rama says:

    the expiration date on tori has already expired….look at her last album, she had the same thingamajingie going on with her striking vogue poses with different color wigs on.
    boring.
    tori wants you to buy her angst some more so that she can buy a bigger car and a bigger house.
    it’ s crusty, darling.

  8. wendy says:

    hey let’s c wat tori can do wit britney

  9. MissusBee says:

    Hey Wig-O-Rama:
    It wasn’t her last album that she donned wigs. It was a “concept album” and it was three albums ago. F-ing genius.