Spare The Rod 10"

by Bent Folk

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  • Limited Edition 10" Lathe
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    Limited edition 10" lathe released on Ilk Ither records.

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'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. Limited edition 10" lathe released on Ilk Ither records.

Dick Whyte - Guitar/Vocals
Helen O'Rourke - Drums
Rupert Hunter - Guitar/Organ

Music by the Bent Folk. Lyrics by Dick Whyte. 'Maggot Brain' based very loosely on the Funkadelic track of the same name (written by Eddie Hazel and George Clinton).


Trust in the birds and the meaning of song
Into the trees won't be long, won't be long

Hope forms a bond with the earth deep inside
Over the hills we will ride, we will ride

Love like the grass, browned by the sun
Into the sky I will come, I will come

Fear drinks the water, surrounded by dirt
Under the ground there is hurt, there is hurt

Grieving the moon, undressed by the tide
Wither the stars I will hide, I will hide

Lust speaks in tongues, waiting to say
With or without you will play, you will play

Buried by clouds, bruised by the sky
Sparing the rod we will lie, we will lie

Jealous of winter, snow on the hill
Given a way there is will, there is will



released December 1, 2014




Bent Folk Wellington, New Zealand

The Bent Folk are Dick Whyte, Helen O'Rourke & Rupert Hunter.

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