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Rhoda With The Special A.K.A. - The Boiler


On this date in 1981, Rhoda and The Special A.K.A. released a single, The Specials' first single after the split of the band (when Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Neville Staples left to form Fun Boy Three). The A side was "The Boiler". The B side was an instrumental version called "Theme From The Boiler". Rhoda was Rhoda Dakar, ex-member of The Bodysnatchers. This was not the first release under the name Special A.K.A. The band that was to become The Specials released their first record, "Gangsters" (a split 45 with The Selecter), under the name The Special A.K.A. back in 1979 as well as a few other releases under that name. Neither side of "The Boiler" single appeared on an album. The single reached the #35 spot on the U.K. singles chart. The ska band formed in Coventry, England. The Specials re-formed recently and did some touring. Jerry Dammers did not join them.

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