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|Post subject: RHODA DAKAR sings the Bodysnatchers - London 100 Club
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Saturday 18th June 2016
Doors: 7:30 PM
100 Club | 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
sings THE BODYSNATCHERS
+ The Defketers
Rhoda Dakar joined The Bodysnatchers in 1979 after The Pogues' Shane McGowan introduced her to bassist Nicky Summers. After only their second gig the band signed to legendary UK record label 2 Tone. Nationwide gigs alongside Madness, The Selecter, The Specials,The Go-Gos and Toots & The Maytals followed, as did two UK chart hits; 'Let’s Do Rock steady' b/w 'Ruder Than You' in March 1980 and 'Easy Life' b/w 'Too Experienced' in July of the same year. These now much sought-after singles and their appearance on 2 Tone’s Dance Craze movie were to be The Bodysnatchers only commercial releases.
After leaving The Bodysnatchers Rhoda guested with The Specials on their 'More Specials' album, and upon their breakup joined The Special AKA as lead singer. She co-wrote their politically essential single 'Nelson Mandela' as well as 'The Boiler'. In more recent times Rhoda has guested with Madness on their Liberty of Norton Folgate album, Apollo 440, Dr Robert of The Blow Monkeys, recorded successful solo albums and become a much in demand DJ.
After years of being asked to do so, and to celebrate The Bodysnatchers 35th Anniversary, Rhoda assembled an all-star cast to in effect record The Bodysnatchers debut album. Titled ‘Rhoda Dakar sings The Bodysnatchers’ she was joined by 2 Tone label mates Lynval Golding and Sir Horace Panter of The Specials star alongside members of Pama International, The Sidewalk Doctors and Intensified, who admirably capture the spirit of the times. The majority of The Bodysnatchers songs had only ever been heard live, on ultra rare bootleg live cassettes or on their two John Peel sessions.