In the mid 1990s I joined the (already established) band Old Man Stone (OMS)… With the band saying ‘yes’ to me coming on board, I was left with only 2 weeks to integrate into the band & prepare myself for the recording of an album entitled ‘Spork’ for record label Revolver/Sony.
OMS comprised – Barrie Gledden (guitar, programming/keyboards & BVs), Johnny Rock (Bass, Quake & BVs), Rick Dowson (Vocals & Guitar) & myself on Drums, Percussion & BVs.
‘Spork’ was released on 27th July 1997 with various tour dates in that and the following year.
The album charted in overseas territories (No. 18 in Japan) and we even had a Japanese tribute band (whom I would have dearly loved to have seen – anyone seen any footage?).
A further album & more recordings followed until the bands ‘unspoken’ hiatus from 2000.
Some years laster, Barrie painstakingly trawled though analogue video tapes of the bands live performances, recording sessions & general mucking about, to put together ‘Old Man Stone – The Movie’.
Never intended for public viewing, everyone who saw the film commented on making it available to the public.
I recently decided to test the waters by uploading some of the music video sections from the film onto YouTube.
Here’s the opening track from ‘Spork’ – ‘Flesh & Blood‘….
If you’d like to hear & buy the album, it is available on iTunes (very much to our surprise!) – ‘Old Man Stone – Spork‘
I shall post up more videos in the coming month for those interested & maybe put the whole movie up there in time – who knows…..?
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