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Bob Drake

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 90's while living in LA he engineered projects for many popular artists including Ice Cube, Lily Tomlin, Shirley McLaine, 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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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)
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)
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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2017-04-16
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2017-01-30
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Tyrannosaurus Rex - Early reissues – Here we have the long-awaited reissue of Marc Bolan’s earliest recordings, back when Tyrannosaurus was spelled out in full and electric guitars were unusual coloring rather than the foundation...  (2001) » Read more

CocoRosie - La Maison de Mon Rêve & Noah's Ark – With childlike glee, these sisters embrace one's ear with aural tincture. Romanced beautifully by tiny fragmentary conscious nests, we become ensconced within the folds of their rapturous sequined...  (2006) » Read more

Cairo - Cairo – Having heard the Frog Pest sampler tape, I was expecting quite a bit, as Cairo's long 20 minute cut (that appears here as well) was very promising. The track was a cross between complex keyboard...  (1995) » Read more

Gerard - Save Knight by the Night – Keyboardist Toshio Egawa is one of the prime movers in Japan's progressive rock scene since the late 70s – originally with the band Novela, then splitting in the early 70s to form his own...  (1996) » Read more

Roine Stolt - Wall Street Voodoo – Roine Stolt has certainly been a prolific musician the last several years. The Kaipa, Flower Kings, and Transatlantic guitarist / vocalist has released what seems like a couple of albums per year...  (2006) » Read more



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