VH1 "Hoch 5" In Germany
February 27, 1999

Toriphile Claudia informs me that there is a show on VH1 Germany called "Hoch 5." It airs nearly every day and various musicians or actors present their five favorite videos. On February 27, 1999 Tori was featured on the program. Claudia has kindly sent me a transcript of the show. This was likely filmed in the summer of '98 when she toured Germany. Christoph Viethen tells me that this was a repeat of the prorgram. It intially aired on June 29, 1998.

"Hi I'm Tori Amos and here are some of the videos that kind of moved me. This is a video by Queen after Freddie's death. He affected so many people, mainly because he just was him. He was really special. This one really brings a tear to my eye because I don't think this place is the same without Freddy."

Queen - These are the Days

"Well, the next video that got my dad really nervous was Boy George looking like Jesus, which I thought was really fantastic. I don't know what it did in this country but it threw America for a real spin, which I think is always a good thing to do. When he came out dancing singing Karma Chameleon I just felt like 'Oh thank God, the second coming has arrived'."

Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

"Someone who has always kinda moved me is Tina Turner. I think it's because there are so many different stances coming from the women. She embodies so many different emotions. She is not afraid to be sexy, she is not afraid to be strong, she is not afraid to be vulnerable and she is not afraid to be 50! 'Private Dancer' just made me melt, and if I was a guy I would leave my wife and beg her to marry me."

Tina Turner - Private Dancer

"This video 'Losing my Religion', I remember seeing it for the first time, it was like a film to me. It wasn't about just making a clip to titulate it had so many dimensions, kinda like FAUST, that is what I felt. This song is one of my favorites, too. I think it is unforgettable."

R.E.M. - Losing my Religion

"I'd like to leave everybody with I think one of the greatest artists of our time: Neil Young. I adore him because people can say what they want about him, but he keeps loving and keeps giving us another window, another way of seeing something. He is definitely not macho, he is definitely not loud, but he is definitely unbeatable."

Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl

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