Two of the greatest frustrations of the 2-Tone era are
What we have here is the band's demo and their lone Peel Session, sound quality varies but with this band, you treasure whatever you can find. And just because it's is so damn joyous, here's "Do the Rocksteady" again:
When the band broke up Rhoda Dakar joined Jerry Dammers in The Special AKA and some of the others formed the Belle Stars. To this day, there's never been an anthology of these rude girls and that is undeniably frustrating.
Leave us a comment about The Bodysnatchers, if you'd be so kind.
Speaking of comments, Demo + Peel Session link is in the comments.
Since you can't (yet!) support the band, here's where to go to learn more:
2-Tone Info (Excellent history)
MySpace (Great photos!)
MRML (Dance Craze! with live Bodysnatchers!)
Marco on the Bass (2-Tone historian par excellence)
We Love Punk (Download of both 7"'s)
Authentic Ska (Live at Folkstone, 1980)
Bristol Boy says:
There were 2 Peel Seesions.
the 1st 4 tracks are from 14.04.80 & the last 2 are from 08.09.80 with 2 other tracks "mixed feeling" & "the loser"