They Said It Couldn't Be Done is the third album released by Grandmaster Flash, which followed the breakup of the Furious Five because of the departure of rappers Melle Mel, Scorpio, and Keith Cowboy. For They Said It Couldn't Be Done, Flash signed with Elektra Records and retained the services of Rahiem and The Kidd Creole. New rappers Lavon (Kevin LaVon Dukes), Mr Broadway (Russell Wheeler), and dancer Larry Love (Larry Parker) were added. It was originally released in April 1985. It was re-issued on CD in the US for the first time in 2005 (DBK Works dbk514).It was the first album the group released on a major label. It was produced by Gavin Christopher and Grandmaster Flash (the group). The album also included "Girls love the way he spins," "Sign of the times" "Paradise," and "Rock the House (Alternate Groove)." It was the first hip hop album released by Elektra Records.