Divinyls  was an Australian rock band that was formed in Sydney in 1980.  The band primarily consisted of vocalist Chrissy Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee.  In May 2001, the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA), as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, named “Science Fiction” as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.  The band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2006.  (More from Wikipedia)
Songs about masturbation were fairly common in the 1980’s, and several became hits. (Prince’s Darling Nikki was not even released as a single). Examples include “The Stroke” by Billy Squier, “I Touch Myself” by DiVinyls, and “Turning Japanese” by the Vapors – the latter song is a reference to what some people say a face can look like at the moment of climax.
(June 2016)
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