Demolition Doll Rods made a name for themselves playing stripped-down rock -- literally. The trashy trio, which plays unpretentious lo-fi garage rock, also likes to play wearing next to nothing.
And find new ways to shock with lurid lyrics. The Detroit band formed in the early '90s and eventually signed to indie haven Matador Records; over the years, they opened for the likes of Iggy Pop, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and the Cramps. Legend has it that siblings Margaret Doll Rod (vocals, guitar) and Christine Doll Rod (drums) met Danny Doll Rod (guitar, vocals) at Catholic school and ran away together. After a handful of singles and compilation appearances, the band made their full-length debut in 1997 with Tasty on In the Red Records. Two years later, the Rods released T.L.A. for Matador and embarked a modestly named Flaming Pasties tour -- they also play in G-strings. Switching to Swami for their next release, On was issued in the spring of 2004; Margaret Doll Rod also released a solo album entitled Enchanté early that same year. Tia "Baby Doll" Doll Rod next joined in on drums in March 2006 after Christine retired from the trio to start a family. There Is a Difference appeared that April. ~ Ron DePasquale, Rovi