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Bob Drake
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Bob Drake is an American musician, composer, and producer, born 1957 in Cleveland, Ohio. A founding member of Thinking Plague, Bob Drake sings and plays bass, guitar, banjo, drums, fiddle, and pretty much anything else he puts his mind to. In the early 90s while living in LA he engineered projects for many popular artists including Ice Cube, Lily Tomlin, Shirley MacLaine, Quincy Jones, and toured the world as live sound mixer with American director Peter Sellars' controversial adaptations of The Persians and The Merchant of Venice. He now resides in Southern France at Studio Midi-Pyrénées where he has engineered and/or mixed scores of albums since 1995.
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Nick Prol and the Proletarians — Loon Attic Nick Prol and the Proletarians — Loon Attic
((Not on label) Daba Da, 2017, CD)
Bob Drake — Arx Pilosa Bob Drake — Arx Pilosa
(Crumbling Tomes CTA AP01, 2016, CD)
Bob Drake — Lawn Ornaments Bob Drake — Lawn Ornaments
(ReR Megacorp CTA-018, 2014, CD)
Bob Drake — Bob's Drive-In Bob Drake — Bob's Drive-In
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 17, 2011, CD)
Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer — Cold Peace Counterpoints Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer — Cold Peace Counterpoints
(ReR Megacorp ST3, 2008, CD)
Hail — Hello Debris Hail — Hello Debris
(ReR Megacorp H3, 2006, CD)
Bob Drake — The Shunned Country Bob Drake — The Shunned Country
(Crumbling Tomes CTA SC01, 2005, CD)
NIMBY — Songs for Adults NIMBY — Songs for Adults
(Ad Hoc 09, 2005, CD)
Bob Drake — 13 Songs and a Thing Bob Drake — 13 Songs and a Thing
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 13, 2003, CD)
The Science Group — Spoors The Science Group — Spoors
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE2, 2003, CD)
Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio — Dust Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio — Dust
(ReR Megacorp CCTD2, 2002, CD)
Bob Drake — The Skull Mailbox Bob Drake — The Skull Mailbox
(ReR Megacorp CTA9, 2001, CD)
Bob Drake — Medallion Animal Carpet Bob Drake — Medallion Animal Carpet
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 7, 1999, CD)
The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE1, 1999, CD)
Peter Blegvad — Hangman's Hill Peter Blegvad — Hangman's Hill
(ReR Megacorp ReR PB3, 1998, CD)
Thinking Plague — In Extremis Thinking Plague — In Extremis
(Cuneiform Rune 114, 1998, CD)
5uu's  — Crisis in Clay 5uu's — Crisis in Clay
(ReR Megacorp 5uu2, 1997, CD)
Peter Blegvad — Just Woke Up Peter Blegvad — Just Woke Up
(ReR Megacorp ReR PB2, 1996, CD)
Bob Drake — Little Black Train Bob Drake — Little Black Train
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 6, 1996, CD)
5uu's — Hunger's Teeth 5uu's — Hunger's Teeth
(Recommended Records (RéR) 5uu1, 1994, CD)
Hail — Kirk Hail — Kirk
(ReR Megacorp HCD2, 1992, CD)
Hail — Turn of the Screw Hail — Turn of the Screw
(ReR Megacorp HCD, 1990, CD)
U Totem — U Totem U Totem — U Totem
(Cuneiform Rune 24, 1990, CD)
Thinking Plague — In This Life Thinking Plague — In This Life
(Cuneiform Rune 407, 1989/2015, CD)
Hail — Gypsy Cat & Gypsy Bird Hail — Gypsy Cat & Gypsy Bird
(Prolific P8288, 1988, LP)
Thinking Plague — Early Plague Years Thinking Plague — Early Plague Years
(Cuneiform Rune 141, 1986/2000, CD)

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