Chrissie Amphlett...

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  1. willie ray

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    Saw the Divinyls a few times back in the eighties...
    She was something special....sadly missed.
     
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    Oh yeah. She was the real deal. Amazing voice...no studio tricks necessary.
     
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    'I Touch Myself' was their calling card in the US, but I remember the first time I heard this one. Stunning.





    I always thought of her as what Angus Young's bratty little sister would be, if Angus had a bratty little sister.

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    Yeah well said about the Angus thing...
    love that song too.
     
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    Did she and Mick Jagger share the same lips and pout?
    I like 'em on her better.
     
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    She was fantastic. Miss her!
     
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    A true frontwoman & cousin of Little Pattie ( Australian pop singer in the 60's). In the 80's Chrissie broke the long tradition of successful Australian rock bands only having frontmen. It was stated by Madonna that Chrissie was a influence on her career with performances like this when the Divinyls first hit the US.
     
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    Love those first 2 Divinyls albums. Mark McEntee & Chrissie were a good pairing.

    Some Tele Deluxe content too.
     
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    Mark McEntee try to do a cash grab after she died by attempting a tour with an American girl as the singer. They sold about 11 tickets and everything was binned.
     
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    She was great, and is greatly missed.
    She (the Divinyls) played here in the 90’s, and got in “trouble” for rockin’ too loud at Aquafest.
    Good on em’!
    RIP, ma’am.
     
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    This is a subject near and dear to my heart. Mark and Chrissie changed my life; they brought me on my first real tour: Four months in Australia after a couple of months in LA working on demos. Not a minute of a bad time. She was an amazing woman and a great artist.
    One story (of many): when I first met them, my hand had been broken in an auto accident and I couldn't play for six weeks. Ron Fair (at the time head of Chrysalis A&R, later head of RCA) hired me to engineer/produce the demos for their next LP. Just the three of us in a little 24-track studio in Laurel Canyon.
    It was a blast.
    The first time I asked her to double a vocal part, I had to look at the meters on the Otari MTR90 to make sure it was working; to see that I had the signal patched correctly. She was such an absolutely perfect singer that the double was indistinguishable: perfect pitch, perfect phrasing.
    One of a kind.
     
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