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.
Charting in Japan
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.