Chrissy Amphlett – Rest In Peace

22 Apr

I am so sad that Chrissy passed away on Sunday from breast cancer.  She also had multiple sclerosis.  She was a cool singer and the lead singer of The Divinyls.  She was raw and sexy and 53-years-young.  A big influence on me when I first heard her sing in the 1980’s.

I love this song:

Pleasure and Pain

and my favorite was

Boys in Town

Here are some of the lyrics to Boys in Town:

I am through with hanging around
All the boys in town
Now I want a man around
Get me out of here

Now I am a just red brassiere
To all the boys in town
Put this bus in top gear
And get me out of here

I must have been desperate
I must have been pretty low
I must have been desperate
I must have been pretty low

I was always driving home
All the boys in town
But they never telephoned
Get me out of here

I think they’re pretty phoney
You’re not like the rest
You’ve heard of matrimony
They’ve all flunked the test


Posted by Chrissy in Facebook on March 13, 2012:

Unfortunately the last 18 months have been a real challenge for me having breast cancer and MS and all the new places that will take you.You become sadly a patient in a world of waiting rooms,waiting sometimes hours for a result or an appointment and you spend a lot time in cold machines like MRI,CT machines,hospital beds,on your knees praying for miracles,operating rooms,tests after tests,looking at healthy people skip down the street like you once did and you took it all for granted and now wish you could do that.
I have not stopped singing throughout all this in my dreams and to be once again performing and doing what I love to do.I have been writing the occassional song with a wonderful collaborator Kraig Jarret and two weeks ago we performed some of those songs in NYC in the West Village.My illnesses have really exhausted this little body of mine that I have thrown from one end of a stage to another and performed thousands of shows thats sadly some of you missed.With that said I am getting stronger but there is still some fine tuning and work to be done on myself.It’s a different self but my voice is strong and not affected by the MS as some reviewers have cruelly reported.I can walk altho sometimes I wobble but try to wobble with the beat.I look after myself and my husband has been through this with me every part of the way and I cannot imagine what I would have done without him and his kindness.I did something right.My lttle dog Holiday lays on the end of the bed when I am not feeling great and doesn’t leave my side.I don’t reach out to people and talk about what I go through as we are all going through something and for someone who once was fancy free I have all of this in my life “So I Know”.I am grateful to have the knowledge that all of this has shown me and I feel privledged that I am strong enough to “know” and share that it’s really alright.I will sing again,I will perform again but this time “I know” I hope you understand what I mean and if you don’t you will one day and be grateful.Yes Lawrence What A Life and this is Life.We must never be afraid.


2 Responses to “Chrissy Amphlett – Rest In Peace”

  1. The Presents of Presence April 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this ~ I didn’t know that she was sick nor that she had passed. But I liked her music. ♥

    • Critic Housewife April 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

      I didn’t know she was sick either until today. Thanks for your comment!

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