Rediscovered track of the month: May ’13

In memory of the brilliant Chrissy Amphlett . . . Pleasure & Pain, The Divinyls

Like everyone else I first encountered the Divinyls via their big hit “I Touch Myself . . ” but I came across this track on — believe it or not — a Mark ‘Chopper’ Read CD. It’s a beauty, far better than Touch and really shows off the throaty vocals which I love so much (0’51 & 2’01 for great examples).  You can see her influence today with the likes of Maja Ivarssen of  The Sounds. A great role model for any aspiring female vocalist. A few years back — 2007 I think — ABC or maybe Ch7 in Oz were showing a fly-on-the-wall doco about the band’s comeback . . her humour and bawdy laugh were evident throughout. Sadly missed.

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