RHODA RE-DOES ROCKSTEADY!
RHODA DAKAR, frontwoman of legendary 2Tone band THE BODYSNATCHERS is set to release what is effectively their belated debut album, celebrating their 35th Anniversary.
Released through Phoenix City/Cherry Red on 6 November, Rhoda Dakar Sings The Bodysnatchers includes brand new recordings of songs only heard live, on live bootlegs and on John Peel sessions.
Formed in 1979, The Bodysnatchers signed to 2Tone after only their second gig, hitting the charts with the singles ‘Let’s Do Rocksteady’ and ‘Easy Life’ and appearing in the 2Tone movie Dance Craze. The band split in 1981, but Rhoda was recruited to front Jerry Dammers’ SPECIAL AKA, appearing on the In The Studio album, releasing the harrowing ‘The Boiler’ single and co-writing the anthemic ‘Nelson Mandela’.
Guesting with MADNESS and becoming an in-demand club DJ, Rhoda recently returned to the studio with Lynval Golding and Horace Panter of THE SPECIALS, alongside members of PAMA INTERNATIONAL, THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS and INTENSIFIED to record Rhoda Dakar Sings The Bodysnatchers.
You can pre-order Rhoda Dakar Sings The Bodysnatchers here. The first fifty pre-orders will be signed by Rhoda.
Listen to ‘Easy Life’.