Walls Of Genius Meets Harry Smith (2015)

by Walls Of Genius

supported by
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more


Peg And Awl 03:27
The Titanic 12:21
John Johanna 03:04
Hairy 06:08
Dynamite Joe 01:44


This album was originally proposed by Hal McGee of haltapes.com, that Walls of Genius would take on the material from Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, originally released in 1952. Smith's anthology was a collection of folk songs culled from vintage 78-rpm recordings and was highly influential in the folk music boom of the late 50's and early 60's. Walls of Genius accepted the challenge! Tracks 2-7 were recorded at one session on 6-21-2015 with some overdubs and mixing afterward. Track 1 was recorded a few weeks earlier and includes an excerpt from Ricardo D'Orlando and Captain Mission's "Cerebral Crosstalk" from their cassette release "The Electric Brains" (courtesy of Haltapes.com). Track 8 ("Dynamite Joe") was recorded a few days later, all at the New Hall of Genius in Boulder, Colorado.


released July 12, 2015

Ed Fowler: electric guitar
Little Fyodor: vocals, slide whistle, synthesizer, percussion
Evan Cantor: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, bass guitar, electronic drums, 6-string banjo


all rights reserved



Walls Of Genius

Fried psychedelia, relentless experimentation, hunter-gatherer improv, space rock doom, heavy rock monumentalism and daffy cover tunes. Walls of Genius rips holes in the fabric of space and time, kicks you in the ass and leaves you smiling. 80s stalwarts of the cassette culture, they're back in the 21st century. The most unique band that ever was. Really! ... more

contact / help

Contact Walls Of Genius

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Walls Of Genius, you may also like: