This Australian band is quite popular...in Australia! Outside of the Land Down Under, however, they're one-hit wonders.That being said, as one-hit-wonders go, theirs is certainly... memorable, to say the least, and still incredibly popular- so all in all, not a bad result.The Divinyls formed in Sydney in 1980, and initially continued until 1996. In 2006, they reformed for three years and recorded some new songs, before finally dissolving permanently in 2009. Its original two members were Christina Amphlett and Mark McEntee, with a huge supporting cast. Their other hits include Love School, Make Out Alright, Science Fiction, Good Die Young and I'm on Your Side.They had a total of five albums, all of which made it onto the top 50 of the Australian album charts, and three of which were in the top ten.Singer Chrissy Amphlett died of breast cancer on 21 April 2013. She was 53.Albums:
- Desperate (1983)
- What A Life! (1985)
- Temperamental (1988)
- DiVinyls (1991)
- Underworld (1996)
I don't want anybody else. When I think about you, I use these tropes:
- Australian Accent: DUH. These are Australian performers, after all. Some fans argue that Chrissy maintains hers in her singing voice. This isn't readily apparent in I Touch Myself.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: "I Touch Myself" is considered an anthem for female masturbation.
- Badass: Chrissy. She took the Australian music world by storm by being a strong, confident, sexual woman who gave as good as she got and refused to be intimidated or censored.
- The Cover Changes The Gender: "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore"
- Fiery Redhead: Chrissy Amphlett.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: One promotional image for I Touch Myself features Chrissy Amphlett...touching herself.
- Intercourse with You: Guess. Go on.
- Love Is A Drug: Divinyls' cover of Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug" for the soundtrack of Super Mario Bros.
- Obligatory Bondage Song: "Pleasure And Pain"