This was written at the time, literally on the day she died.
If easily offended, don't read on.
Chrissie Amphlett died today
When you can take no more
Lay down to die
And there’s plenty who
Would love to sink the boot in
To feel what it’s like
No matter the impact to you
Without the promise of punishment.
Though you’ve done the rounds
With the same commitment
Again and again
Through sweat and creative candle burning flames
It’s only when you flash your pussy
Do they stop to stare
And take notice of what you’ve always had
Such a pity
You had to be the schoolgirl first
With skirt raised
And cunt as prospect
For the songs to burn.
Not your usual dedication but that's what was written. The point being that she was far more than her sexualised persona.
Superb band. I loved them. The Good Die Young indeed. Aged 53, Chrissie died from breast cancer on the 21st April 2013 in Manhattan. She had battled it for years. She also had MS which limited the type of treatment she could have.
She formed the Divinyls with Mark McEntee in 1980. Their often volatile relationship lead to many changes in the line-up but they did produce six albums. They were also in a relationship for eleven years. They split in '93 and the band in 1996. She was also an actress, playing Russell Crowe's mum in the musical Blood Brothers.
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