Fred Drake moved from Los Angeles to Joshua Tree in 1993 to found the Rancho de la Luna recording studio. Among the artists, bands, and projects to grace the Rancho are Daniel Lanois, Dave Grohl, Victoria Williams, Mark Lanegan, Vic Chesnut, Hugh Harris, Congo Norvell, Kyuss, Chris Goss, Midget Handjob, Desert Sessions (Vol.1-8), Sweet Relief, earthlings?, Fu Man Chu, Wool, and Queens Of The Stone Age. The past few years saw Fred working, recording, and touring Europe with his band earthlings?. Prior to his hi-desert trek, Fred was in L.A. bands Telekin, Ministry Of Fools, House Of Love, Resurrection, and The Shy Party, working alongside musicians Billy Bizeau, Ted Quinn, and Dean Chamberlain, among others. Fred Drake's dedication for Twice Shy sums it up: 'Although many a moon has passed and many a boy band too, through me, to you, this is the record that I moved to the desert to make.' On June 20, 2002, Fred died as he lived -- with grace and dignity, surrounded by friends in his home in Joshua Tree.
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