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The ever-innovative Bob Drake in a twisted album of studio and live recordings: 14 songs from Drake performing all instruments, and 11 of those songs rearranged and performed live with David Campbell, David Kerman and Kavus Torabi.

Drake, Bob
Bob's Drive-In

Drake, Bob: Bob's Drive-In (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"A set of twisty, forty-ideas-a-minute, niftily arranged, irredeemably eccentric, but strangely brilliant songs that skip blithely across genre borders - from Nashville through the Miskatonic by way of the Beach Boys... even the production values range across the history of recording, sometimes switching inside a single song; so - a high-information ride, but still engagingly listenable. Finished with his new CD, Bob sends the raw songs - just chords and melody - to Dave Kerman (ds), David Campbell (bs, vc) and Kavus Torabi (guit, vc) and, a few months later, they assemble at the Crumbling Tomes studio to work up the songs for a performance. Bob is in the band but the band is not being taught his interpretations and arrangements. It finds its own. After a week of rehearsals, there is a show for an invited audience, recorded live. So now we have a second great album - quite different from Bob's own. On the CD, both versions sit side-by-side, each very different, but still intimately linked to one another. "-ReR USA

Bob Drake (b 1957) has been playing lots of instruments with - and recording - all sorts of bands since the early 1970's. He was an important part of Denver's underground music scene from 1978 -1989 and a founding member of both Thinking Plague and Hail. In the early 1990's, when he was living in Los Angeles, he wound up engineering sessions with just about everybody (from Ice Cube to Shirley MacLaine). It was there he met Dave Kerman and became part of 5UU's. At the same time he started writing and recording his own solo albums. Since 1994 he has lived at his home studio in Southern France, where he has played on and recorded and/or mixed hundreds of albums by artists from around the world. He is also known for his definitive remastering of classic albums by Art Bears, Henry Cow, Cassiber and others.

-Recommended Records 3/20/2017

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725030328

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR CTA 17
Squidco Product Code: 15362

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Part 1 recorded between October 2010 and August 2011 at La Borde Basse, Caudeval, France. Part II recorded live on May 28th, 2011 at La Borde, Caudeval, France.


Bob Drake-guitar, bass, vocals, drums

David Kerman-drums, vocals

David Campbell-bass, vocals

Kavus Torabi-guitar, vocals

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Track Listing:

1. Keep Light Away From This Product 2:17

2. Recreational Guide to the Solar System for Humans 2:38

3. Don't Ask a Cat 2:46

4. Pardon my Varmint 3:44

5. Sad And Indifferent Animals Wearing Scarve 2:19

6. Lesser-Known Explorers of the Arctic 4:38

7. Everybody Wants to Meet my Raccoon 1:45

8. Earthquake Light 2:09

9. Phantom Forerunner 2:54

10. A Sunny Day in Nairobi 2:58

11. Swimming Pool 2:01

12. Gone Gone Gone 1:45

13. Biting of Glory 3:26

14. Some Advice About Zombis 2:55

15. A Sunny Day in Nairobi -live 3:05

16. Earthquake Lights -live 2:06

17. Don't Ask a Cat -live 2:58

18. Lesser-Known Explorers of the Arctic -live 3:27

19. Some Advice About Zombis -live 2:15

20. Sad And Indifferent Animals Wearing Scarves -live 2:20

21. Pardon my Varmint -live 3:22

22. Everybody Wants to Meet my Raccoon -live 1:51

23. Keep Light Away From This Product -live 2:17

24. Recreational Guide to the Solar System for Humans -live 3:08

25. Biting of Glory -live 4:32

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