Temperamental (Divinyls album)

Temperamental (Divinyls Album)

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Temperamental is the third album by Australian band Divinyls, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music) by Chrysalis Records. Three singles were lifted from the album – "Back to the Wall"/"Fighting" (Aust #33, March 1988), their cover of Syndicate of Sound's "Hey Little Boy"/"Para Dice" (#23, July) and "Punxsie"/"Victoria" (October).

Rehearsals began in Los Angeles in October 1986, with the band by then reduced to just singer Chrissy Amphlett and guitarist Mark McEntee. Guitarist Bjarne Ohlin had already left and drummer JJ Harris was sacked at the insistence of producer Mike Chapman, who regarded him as inadequate for the task. The band's label, Chrysalis Records, told Amphlett and McEntee it regarded the album as a make-or-break record, following the lacklustre sales performance of its predecessor, What a Life!. The pair returned to Australia in December 1986 for a series of Australian Made gigs in the capital cities, with Divinyls joining a lineup that included Mental As Anything, I'm Talking, The Triffids, The Saints, Models, Jimmy Barnes and INXS. Amphlett and McEntee were supported on stage by Rick Grossman (bass), Kenny Lyon (keyboards) and Americans Tommy Cain (drums) and Frank Infante (guitar).

Grossman quit at the close of the Australian Made tour and checked in to a rehabilitation clinic for treatment for heroin addiction<ref...
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