Spare The Rod 10"

by Bent Folk

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"[The Bent Folk] do to folk what the Renderers do to country; both build on and break away from tradition." (Epic Sweep Records)

"Spare the Rod is a fully realized vision from experimental folk outfit Bent Folk, 2 distortion-heavy sprawlers relying on highly technical guitar work as well as the band’s knack for improvisation. On Side One is a Bent Folk original, and on Side Two is a ripping cover of Eddie Hazel and Funkadelic’s “play like yo’ mama died” Maggot Brain, praised among many critics as the best guitar solo to have ever been laid to tape…quite the task for an avant-garde folk band to undertake! Fans of Dylan Carlson (Earth, drcarlsonalbion) will find solace in Bent Folk’s similar aural visions of desert landscape and scorching desolation." (David Hampton. SlyVinyl)

The Bent Folk are Dick Whyte (guitar and vocals), Helen O'Rourke (drums) and Rupert Hunter (guitar and organ).

'Spare The Rod' recorded by Finn Johansson at Helen's house and his home studio in Karori. 'Maggot Brain' recorded in the practice space on a shitty laptop mic. All fucked up sounds intentional.


released December 1, 2014




Ilk Ither Wellington, New Zealand

Ilk Ither is a record label focussed on handmade limited edition releases of psychedelic, folk, underground and experimental music from New Zealand and abroad.

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