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I Touch Myself by Divinyls

This is a song about the female singer not being master of her domain, which is what the previously blogged-about Wham! song was not about.

This is also a much better song than anything Wham! ever did.

Christine Amphlett died in 2013 at the age of 53 from breast cancer. Another eighties musician who died an untimely death.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 26, 2016 at 1:32 pm

Posted in Music videos

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  1. OT- Lawrence Tribe, of all people, retweeted this lunatic nonsense. The Left is feeling their simulcra of legitimacy not to mention de facto authority slipping away and responding with ever increasing levels of hysteria. https://mobile.twitter.com/DavidYankovich/status/809543392732581888

    Curle

    December 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm

  2. There was so much perversion in the 80s.

    GondwanaMan

    December 26, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    • I’m surprised Madonna is still alive. Though she’s looking a bit long in the tooth.

      Glengarry

      December 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm

  3. Early example of illuminati programming to debase society, checker board floor is a dead giveaway.

    She’s one of the very few women ever who looked attractive with bangs but you can see in the video, swept to the side still looks better.

    Realistically though, this is where the ride ends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4UU-VlmUA

    what kind of guitar is he playing in the first video, is ot one of those VW garagemaster deals?

    2 Minute Alpha

    December 26, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    • doubt the illuminati? well explain this then

      2 Minute Alpha

      December 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      • oh i take that back, breast cancer research

        2 Minute Alpha

        December 26, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      • I came in to make this exact joke

        ScarletNumber

        December 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    • By the guitar in the “first video” do you mean the electric guitar in the official song video? I couldn’t get a good look at the logo on the headstock, but 98% certain that’s a Gibson Les Paul Special double-cutaway.

      Less expensive than Les Paul Standards due to cheaper construction methods (slab body vs. laminated carved top; no body or fingerboard binding; simpler inlays); LP Specials (and Juniors, similar but with only one pickup) were marketed as “student” guitars, but have also been very popular with pro rock musicians. I have a Hamer Special P90 that is basically a copy of a Gibson DC Special — great guitar. Those P90 pickups can do clean, chimey, and gritty/snarly sounds — notable LP Junior / Special players include Martin Barre of Jethro Tull in the Aqualung era; both of the guitarists on Lou Reed’s Rock and Roll Animal album; Bob Marley; Leslie West of Mountain; and many others. And Carlos Santana, Tony Iommi, and Pete Townshend (on live recordings) played SGs with P-90s around 1968-71 when they made many of their best-known recordings. Only drawback to those pickups is that they induce a lot of hum.

      Alex

      December 27, 2016 at 1:35 pm

      • Saw a Who tribute band in my town (Vegas) a few weeks ago. I duly noted that the guitarist was playing an SG with P-90s. Townshend stopped using the SG when Gibson stopped using P-90s, replaced by humbuckers. He claimed that for his style of playing the humbuckers made the sound into a mushy soup.

        Daniel

        December 27, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      • Yeah, in the 70s Townshend used mostly Les Paul Deluxes live, with mini-humbuckers that were a little more like a P-90 sound than the full-sized humbuckers. He’d destroyed a lot of SG Specials in the Tommy era.

        But in the studio, most of the electric parts on Townshend’s best-known 70s recordings (e.g. Quadrophenia, Who’s Next) were done with a Gretsch Chet Atkins model through a Fender Bandmaster amp – the set was a gift from Joe Walsh. He couldn’t use the Gretsch live because it wouldn’t stay in tune.

        Alex

        December 27, 2016 at 3:25 pm

  4. I’ve always thought this song went too far. I don’t want to hear anyone singing about that.

    destructure

    December 26, 2016 at 2:57 pm

  5. Christine Amphlett died in 2013 at the age of 53 from breast cancer.

    That’s what “they” want you to believe.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    December 26, 2016 at 3:06 pm

  6. My favourite song about a guy touching his ‘johnson’ is Jellyfish’s ‘He’s my best friend’. Good 90’s band; like a cross between the Beach Boys and Queen with a bit of Beatles. I would link it but the youtube videos all feature the album cover which has a kid on it; and the juxtaposition of the image and the song might be triggering to some of your ‘pastagate’ readers and they will think that Jellfish have secret dungeons and the like. It’s a funny song though.

    prolier than thou

    December 26, 2016 at 3:18 pm

  7. I know this is probably a stupid question, but do you guy think she might have gotten breast cancer from touching herself all the time? I’ve heard it can cause so many problems like nearsightedness, abnormal hair growth on the palms & upper shoulders to possibly even cancer.

    Dave

    December 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm

  8. Sorry to hear this woman died but she is categorically not better than Wham.

    roli

    December 26, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    • Wham was faggy. George Michaels always sang as if he had a cucumber up his ass.

      Daniel

      December 27, 2016 at 12:46 am

  9. Funny story, some years ago George Michael crashed a car into a corner store while DUI in London. Where the car left a large dent in the store’s exterior wall, someone spray-painted the word WHAM!

    roli

    December 26, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    • “Wham!” is obviously what gay guys exclaim when they are in the throes of passion.

      Dave

      December 27, 2016 at 9:01 am

  10. Yeah, George Michael / Wham has a little better catalog than the DiVinyls. Was a great video tho.

    whamo

    December 27, 2016 at 1:37 am

  11. The only other #1 hit about masturbation was Longview, Green Day’s first mainstream hit. I thought it was really edgy when I was 12.

    Bite my lip and close my eyes
    Slipping away to Paradise
    Some say, “Quit or I’ll go blind”
    But It’s just a myth

    Ytt

    December 27, 2016 at 7:10 am

    • It turns out that She Bop only reached #3

      ScarletNumber

      December 27, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    • “All I have to do is dream” by the Everly brothers was about masturbation. Manfred Mann’s “Blinded by the Light” was also.

      Maryk

      December 27, 2016 at 10:57 pm

  12. “I Touch Myself” was the Divinyls’s big pop breakout, but they put out a couple of very good albums about 10 years earlier, with a little more of a raw new-wave sound and image. Chrissy Amphlett resisted a lot of pressure to glam herself up in the early days — mainly to get her teeth straightened out — but finally caved and let herself be marketed as a sexpot in the early 90s. Here’s one of their early hits, “Boys In Town” from 1981-82.

    Alex

    December 27, 2016 at 1:43 pm

  13. “I Touch Myself ”

    So do I. But only when thinking about Gilbert Gottfried!

    Maryk

    December 27, 2016 at 10:59 pm


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