blame thank my parents for not supervising me better as a child, and for letting me listen to music that my friends' parents had banned.
The Divinyls were an Australian band big in the eighties and nineties whose lyrics taught me, before I'd even kissed a boy, that there was a fine line between pleasure and pain. At least I wasn’t surprised by anything that’s come up since. Pun totally intended.
This is Pleasure and Pain:
My favourite line: "No please don't ask me how I've been getting off."
I still love I’m Jealous. Here is lead singer Chrissie Amphlett being the woman you wouldn’t want to cross back when Alannis Morrissette was still wearing pigtails.
(For some reason this video cuts out half the first line. It starts: You've got a new girlfriend...)
Favourite line: “I’m liable to do anything, I might kick her face in.”
And this is the song that I listened to with wide eyes, and turned off if I thought anyone might catch me listening. I Touch Myself:
Favourite line: "I don't want anybody else, and when I think about you I touch myself."
What songs shaped the teenage you? And do you still love them?