• Rhoda Dakar came to prominence as lead singer with multiracial all-girl band The Bodysnatchers on the legendary 2Tone label in 1980.
• 35 years on, she has recorded what is being described as “the lost 2Tone album”!
• The band scored two UK chart hits: ‘Let’s Do Rocksteady’ and ‘Easy Life’. Other than their appearance on 2Tone’s Dance Craze movie soundtrack LP, these were their only releases.
• Thereafter, Rhoda guested on The Specials’ More Specials album, then joined Special AKA as lead singer, co-writing ‘Nelson Mandela’ as well as her own single ‘The Boiler’. More recently, Rhoda has worked with Madness, Apollo 440, Dr Robert of The Blow Monkeys, as well as recording solo and becoming an in-demand DJ.
• To celebrate The Bodysnatchers’ 35th Anniversary, Rhoda assembled an all-star cast to record in effect their debut album. Lynval Golding and Sir Horace Panter of The Specials star alongside members of Pama International, The Sidewalk Doctors and Intensified.
• You’ll hear the band’s defiant stance on social, political and economic injustice, which are as relevant today as they were three decades ago. This truly is a must hear record for fans of the band, label and genre alike.
**** Daily Mirror
“Album of the year. It’s a superb album in its own right and an incredibly momentous development for the global ska scene–a “lost” 2 Tone record has been recovered, finally rendering the 2 Tone label discography complete.” – Duff Guide To Ska
1. EASY LIFE
2. THE GHOST OF THE VOX CONTINENTAL
3. HAPPY TIME TUNE
5. PRIVATE EYE
6. TOO EXPERIENCED
7. THE LOSER
8. MIXED FEELINGS
10. LET’S DO ROCKSTEADY
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