Time for some comedy.
The Divinyls were an Australian rock band in the 1980's. Over the years the band went through many different line-up changes but the 2 main members were Chrissy Amphlett on vocals and Mark McEntee on guitar. Chrissy became one of the top rock performers in Australian history (and the top female rocker).
On April 21, 2013, Chrissy Amphlett died from breast cancer at the age of 53. Chrissy also suffered from multiple sclerosis which meant that she couldn't receive radiation treatment or chemotherapy. Her death has left a gaping hole in Australian rock music.
This clip is a little different from the usual Sunday comedy clips as it is not a humourous song, it is a clip from the Australian TV show Spicks and Specks. Spicks and Specks was a music themed, comedy quiz show that ran on the ABC public network from 2005 until 2011, where two regular team leaders were each joined by 2 guest panelists, usual from comedy or the music industry. The show consisted of a number of different games with a music theme, the game being played in this clip was called Substitute and involved 1 member of each team singing well known tunes, substituting the lyrics with text taken from a completely unrelated book, and the other members have to guess the name of the tune. This clip was originally broadcast on 22 April, 2013 and has Chrissie singing from the service and repair manual for 1976 to 1979 Toyota Corona cars. She sings 3 different tunes, I won’t mention the names of the songs here so that you can play along, but the titles are listed in the links below.
You can follow Chrissy Amphlett on Facebook. You can watch Divinyls videos on YouTube. You can buy the Divinyls music on iTunes.