Doll parts apart
Margaret Doll Rod soldiers on solo five years after
Published: December 12, 2012
For now, Margaret Doll Rod is more than content to go the solo route, relieved to have to rely on nobody but herself. "I certainly cannot play one drum like my sister played two," she says. "Danny's got a lead guitar style that I just cherish. He's fabulous. I don't see that my solo stuff has that. But the music comes from my heart so in that way it isn't any different. Sometimes it's a little more primitive because I'm by myself so I don't have to share with anybody and make sure something is OK with them. Sometimes it's a little more primal, and about giving the last shredded pieces of my gut, when that might not have been OK with either of my band mates before. They'd be like, 'Do you really have to say that or do that,' and I'm like, 'Yeah, I do, and I have to shake my butt.' Now I can just speak with all my multiple personalities, and they tell me to go ahead and do everything."
The sweet, scatterbrained singer is keeping herself super-busy, currently finishing up two albums. "I've got the solo record almost done," she says. "I'm working on the mastering here. I'm really excited about it. Hopefully it'll come out soon. I don't have a record label. In this last year, I recorded an entire album for Pink Metal and I recorded all my latest Margaret Doll Rod stuff. I'm hoping to have it all mastered and get it together, then I'll start looking around to see if anybody wants to put it out. If not, I'll do it myself."
As for what we can expect from this weekend's show? Typically, Doll Rod hasn't given it much thought. "I don't know. I'll give it all I've got like always. That's a tricky question."
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Brett Callwood writes for Metro Times.
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