Lets Do Rock Steady
Ruder Than You
After only their second gig The Bodysnatchers were offered a support slot with The Selecter and 4 months later they were in the national charts with this spirited cover of an old Dandy Livingstone song.
Bass player Nicky Summer was the main instigator behind the band and had the idea of forming an all female band after attending a Specials gig at the Hope and Anchor in London. She recruited 5 other musicians who were either just learning to play their instruments or "learning to play as they went along". Vocalist Rhoda Dakar was spotted at a Selecter gig and joined the band to complete the line up.
This was one of the frequent double A sides on the label and Ruder Than You proved to be as equally worthy as the title track.