12 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A playfully risqué pop song helped Divinyls’ singer Chrissy Amphlett become an international sensation, but the long-running career of the Geelong-born singer had an impact far beyond the coy, fantastically catchy “I Touch Myself”. Amphlett was at the helm of Divinyls for five studio albums between 1982-96, leading the group with sass and style alongside guitarist Mark McEntee. The strength of new wave-influenced pop songs like “Science Fiction” (named by the Australasian Performing Right Association as one of the top 30 Australian songs of all time) and “Pleasure and Pain” earned the band an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. But it was Amphlett’s magnetic presence—wooing audiences with flirty insinuations and an inimitable vocal pout—that will forever define the legacy of Divinyls.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A playfully risqué pop song helped Divinyls’ singer Chrissy Amphlett become an international sensation, but the long-running career of the Geelong-born singer had an impact far beyond the coy, fantastically catchy “I Touch Myself”. Amphlett was at the helm of Divinyls for five studio albums between 1982-96, leading the group with sass and style alongside guitarist Mark McEntee. The strength of new wave-influenced pop songs like “Science Fiction” (named by the Australasian Performing Right Association as one of the top 30 Australian songs of all time) and “Pleasure and Pain” earned the band an induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006. But it was Amphlett’s magnetic presence—wooing audiences with flirty insinuations and an inimitable vocal pout—that will forever define the legacy of Divinyls.

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