Divinyls

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In 1991, Australia's Divinyls generated some controversy in the U.S. when lead singer Chrissie Amphlett sang about female masturbation on "I Touch Myself." Far from explicit, the PG-rated hit shouldn't have come as such a shock to American ears. At any rate, this self-titled CD offers exactly what one generally expects from the Divinyls: rockin' intensity combined with new wave-ish quirks and a strong melodic sense. Though not mind-blowing, it's respectable and generally appealing. Hardcore Divinyls enthusiasts will find the eerie "Love School" and infectious offerings like "Make Out Alright," "Bless My Soul It's Rock-N-Roll," and "I Touch Myself" to be well worth ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
In 1991, Australia's Divinyls generated some controversy in the U.S. when lead singer Chrissie Amphlett sang about female masturbation on "I Touch Myself." Far from explicit, the PG-rated hit shouldn't have come as such a shock to American ears. At any rate, this self-titled CD offers exactly what one generally expects from the Divinyls: rockin' intensity combined with new wave-ish quirks and a strong melodic sense. Though not mind-blowing, it's respectable and generally appealing. Hardcore Divinyls enthusiasts will find the eerie "Love School" and infectious offerings like "Make Out Alright," "Bless My Soul It's Rock-N-Roll," and "I Touch Myself" to be well worth acquiring. Desperate would be a better introduction to the Divinyls, but this is a release with many more strengths than weaknesses.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1992
  • Label: Emi Mod Afw
  • UPC: 077778618522
  • Catalog Number: 86185
  • Sales rank: 15,195

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Divinyls Primary Artist
Christina Amphlett Vocals
Benmont Tench Piano, Hammond Organ
Scott Crago Drums
Charley Drayton Harmonica, Percussion, Drums, Tambourine
Mark McEntee Guitar, Background Vocals
Randy Jackson Bass
Drum Doctor Drums
Brian Macleod Dumbek, Tambourine
Technical Credits
The Divinyls Producer
Van Dyke Parks String Arrangements
Charley Drayton Arranger
Rob Jacobs Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
David Tickle Producer, Engineer
Randy Jackson Arranger
Melanie Nissen Art Direction
Robert Salcedo Engineer
Jean LeRoc Engineer
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