While working on GARNETT FORD's "Under The Influence" album, Dave met IAN THOMAS, who began asking him to join his band, but he was committed to an east coast tour with COCHRANE-COOPER, which turned into a disaster.
"The water was bad and the whole band got sick. We were doing original material, but were booked into disco clubs!! By the time we got back to Toronto, the group was in turmoil, and Tom and I were left to fend for ourselves. We decided to split up and I took Ian up on his offer".
Dave played in Ian's band for much of the 70's, touring, and on the albums "Still Here", "Glider", "Riders On Dark Horses", and "Add Water"
"It was the tightest, most disciplined band I'd ever been in - Nobody made a mistake, NOBODY !
. We had the best sound, everyone was real professional, a real joy to work with "
Time is the Keeper.MP3
BACKSTAGE AT MASSEY HALL,
OPENING FOR ROXY MUSIC
Dave, Ian, GARY McKRACKEN, & TERRY WATKINSON (MAX WEBSTER) did the soundtrack for "STRANGE BREW", the 'HOSER BROTHERS' movie.
Sadly, the Ian Thomas Band folded in 1979.