'The Ancient Art of Telling Porkies' (2016). The 12 songs took two years to write mostly conceived on a battered old classical acoustic with a view to paying homage to the art of songwriting and songwriters. Terry's mentors Syd Barrett and David Bowie both get their respective tribute songs here (Breakdown & Zowie respectively). Founder of the 'A Zit From Acne' project, this album comes as something of a direction change, albeit a small one, from the electronica and genre-busting mash-ups of AZFA, but a pleasant one. If your shell-likes want more there's also 'Gimme The Bees' (2013) and 'On The Rock n Roll' (2012) – both available for listening, sharing or downloading right here on Bandcamp. Or else iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many others via the net. 'The Ancient Art of Telling Porkies' is possibly Terry's best collection of songs yet – and believe me that's no porky guv... Everything has been digitally mastered and optimised for cans or speakers – so if you've got a decent stereo – just play effing loud – let your neighbours love it too... but enjoy, it's totally FREE to listen !
released May 3, 2016
Thanks to Debs, Vicks & Pheebz for being sound guinea pigs. Thanks to Paul 'Dubs' Waller for technical help and software progression. Also, Urban warrior Danny Shine for the vocal clips on 'Ziggurat'. Other very worthy musical mentions, some in a previous life but none less important: Syd Barrett, David Bowie, Mark Cooke, Syd & Paul Venters, Rich 'RIP' Pond, Paul 'Keeps' Keepence, Joe 'Yozef' Kelly, Paul 'Jah Dim' Sims, Andy 'Drew' Blake, Brad 'Budgie' Hall, Terry Dowling, John & Stephen Breakey, Todd Doyle, Pete 'Dr Bob' Farley, Dave and Lee Cornish, Rob 'Parker' Stanley, Dave 'Scoop' Jones, Tim 'Iggy' Mardell, Lesley Edgar, Dean 'Geordie' Jones, Andy 'Fums' Green, Jon 'Axxe' Cole, Maz Garaccio, Graham 'Stixx' Bentham, Julia 'Fingers' Baynes, Simon 'Boyo' McMail, Mark 'Bassman' Urey, Rob 'The Comic' Callaghan, Martin 'Animal' Muir, Pete 'Dilley' Dalley and Mark 'Lips' Chater, Uval and Mickey Pallett for support and inspiration over a sizeable period of time... this album has something from all of you.
Dedicated to my childhood hero and mentor David Bowie RIP.
Out of Stoke Newington, now Hertford. Terry F Smith and his alter-ego A Zit From Acne offer a can-friendly genre-busting mix
of electronica, indie guitar and dub-pop fusion. All FREE to listen, just click away and prepare your shell-likes for something original......more