Boys in Town by Divinyls

Title:
Boys in Town by Divinyls
Category:
NFSA ID:
296374
Year:
1981
Courtesy:
Image: Divinyls
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'Boys in Town' was the first song written by singer Chrissy Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee, the core of Divinyls throughout the band’s existence from 1980 until 2007. It was recorded for the soundtrack of the film Monkey Grip (Ken Cameron, Australia, 1982) and also released as the band’s first single, reaching No. 8 on the national charts. 'Boys in Town' has a driving beat and a sexually provocative lyric, sung with unashamed brashness by Amphlett. The desperate quality to her vocal performance matches the longing for change expressed in the lyrics. Amphlett was part of a new surge of compelling women fronting guitar-driven rock/pop bands in Australia around this time.

WEA 100178

Performer:
Divinyls