Tedd Smith: Smash and Grab World
I believe I once read somewhere that Tedd Smith was Billy Graham’s Pianist. And record enthusiasts probably best know him for the common and less than amazing “Time to Run” soundtrack. But he also made a few very ambitious concept albums for Word/Light – this being the best of the ones I’ve heard. The album runs a wide range of styles – from decent folky stuff with female vocals, to the totally amazing and unclassifiable mix of harrowing spoken word and almost avant garde instrumental passages of the title track. The guitar part almost reminds me of something Sonic Youth would play. A Surprisingly unusual and inspired record that I absolutely recommend to fans of off-beat and bizarre Christian music.