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EXCLUSIVE: Watch Divinyls Perform "Boys In Town" at 1983's US Festival

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Last week, we featured an exclusive clip from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's massive US Festival in 1983, with rockabilly new wavers Stray Cats turning the crowd into a frenzy with "Rock This Town." Premiering exclusively today on PureVolume is another remastered clip from this storied California festival — watch Autsralian rockers Divinyls perform "Boys In Town" above. 

Formed in 1980, Divinyls were just beginning to hit their stride in 1983, with the release of their debut album Desperate (which included their Australian Top 10 single "Boys in Town"). Fronted by fiery lead singer Chrissy Amphlett with her menacing stage presence, smeared body paint, and school girl uniform, Divinyls were the first band to hit the stage at 1983's US Festival, opening "New Wave Day" on May 28 in a giant field in San Bernardino, California, followed by INXS, Wall of Voodoo, Oingo Boingo, and the Clash, among others. 

Eight years later Divinyls would reach their commercial peak with their international hit "I Touch Myself" in 1991. Sadly, 
Amphlett succumbed to her battle with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis in 2013. 

This clip is from the Icon and Unuson-produced, Glenn Aveni-directed US Festival 1983: Days 1-3due out December 3 via MVD. The DVD also features performances from U2, the English Beat, Judas Priest, Missing Persons, the Clash and more. It is also available to rent or download on iTunes.  

More exclusives from the 1983 US Festival:

Watch the Stay Cats' rollicking performance of "Rock This Town."

Watch U2's triumphant performance of "The Electric Co." on SPIN.

Watch the Clash tear through "Should I Stay or Should I Go" on SPIN

Watch Judas Priest perform "Breaking the Law" on BrooklynVegan and "You've Got Another Thing Coming" on Invisible Oranges.  

 
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