Chrissy Amphlett, R.I.P.


One of the loudest, most powerful concerts I ever saw as an 80s teenager was The Divinyls. A fantastic band, great songs and some of the best melodic guitar breaks in Australian music history—but most of all, a lead singer with a charisma and talent that blew everyone away. As a kid, growing up on Kate Bush and New Wave bands, at first Chrissy Amphlett scared and confused me, with her strange jerky moves, her eyes hidden behind that low fringe, the pout, and the weird juxtaposition of schoolgirl outfit and blatantly grown-up, aggressive sexuality (something that had a particularly strong effect when I was in school myself, I can tell you). But she absolutely fuckin’ rocked in a way that changed all the rules. RIP, Chrissy.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Imagined Realms
    Apr 23, 2013 @ 19:08:39

    Amen to that…

    (Oh and awesome site – especially the board game summary pages, for which I’ve made great use of).


  2. universalhead
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 07:38:01

    Thanks. Keep yours eyes peeled for a big announcement regarding those summary sheets very soon!


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