Bob Drake

Born 6 December 1957.


Bob Drake (born December 6, 1957) is an American multi-instrumentalist musician and recording engineer. He was a founding member of the avant-rock band Thinking Plague in the early 1980s, and a member of the 5uu's, Hail and The Science Group (with Chris Cutler, Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer and Fred Frith). He formed his own band, Bob Drake's Cabinet of Curiosities in 2007. Drake's engineering credits include mainstream artists like Ice Cube, Tina Turner and Engelbert Humperdinck.

Drake has released a number of solo albums, all written, performed and recorded by himself. Fran├žois Couture at AllMusic described each successive album as "a more twisted aural journey than the previous one".

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  1. Review of The Skull Mailbox (and other horrors)

    The Skull Mailbox (and other horrors)

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Listener, enter at your peril, for what we have here is possibly the strangest, and...
  2. Review of 13 Songs and a Thing

    13 Songs and a Thing

    Reviewed by Nick Reynolds
    One man band Bob Drake enthralls with strange, resonant avant prog rock stylings.
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