The Story of ….The Beat Dolls.
From the ashes of Dallas Punk/Ska band, SkateArounChippy, The Beat Dolls. were born. A Rock n’ Roll band, heavily influenced by Punk Rock, and the slightest hint of Ska, that’s taking Austin and the rest of the world by storm. The Beat Dolls. will assault you with frantic distortion, pleasantly brain staining melodies and lyrics, vocals that conjure up images of a Gwen Stefani/Brody Dalle hybrid, reinforced by the backbone, an unyielding rhythm section that packs a punch that will leave you reeling, well into your drive home. The band name was actually borrowed from a song titled Beat Doll that Angie’s dad, Jack Starr, on Norton Records wrote. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Starr made his mark on the world with fans of Rockabilly and horror movies alike, including Jack White and The Upholsterers who covered Starr’s “Pain (Gimme Sympathy).
The Beat Dolls. began much the same way SkateAroundChippy did, with Ramon writing music and Angie, writing lyrics. Eventually Ramon moved onto his own band, with Ernesto Calderon, drummer for SkateAroundChippy, to form The Scary Mondelos. This left Angie in need of a writer and guitar player, not to mention a bass player, also Ramon’s role, and a drummer. Angie looked no further than in the mirror and her Austin community of musicians. She found a guitar player in herself, a rude thumping bass player in Barry Anderson and a thunder composing drummer in Mike Reisch.
The Beat Dolls. belt out tales of sarcasm, wit, humor, sadness and madness, of which at least one of those every one of us could relate. If you are looking for Britney, Katy or Lady, you are looking in the wrong direction, for The Beat Dolls. sugar coat nothing and you’ll get no apologies here.
But…one may find…that you are not alone and that Angie has articulated what’s been festering in your crazy brain all along.