Rancho De La Luna

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Rancho De La Luna is a recording studio in Joshua Tree, California that was founded in 1993 by Fred Drake and David Catching. After Drake's death in 2002 to cancer, the studio was operated by David Catching and Drake's collaborators Anthony Scott Mason, Ted Quinn, Dean Chamberlain, Billy Bizeau and Fred Burke until 2004 . It has since doubled as Catching's home, where he has been known to cook for bands and allow them to stay at the house for weeks at a time while they record.[1]

Notable bands and artists to record at the Rancho include Midget Handjob featuring Keith Morris, Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, earthlings?, Daniel Lanois, Fu Manchu, UNKLE, Twilight Singers, Masters of Reality, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, Victoria Williams, The Duke Spirit, Eagles of Death Metal, Mark Lanegan, Dave Grohl, Desert Sessions, including sessions with PJ Harvey, Hulk, Sparta, and recently, Foo Fighters, Nine50nine featuring Dave Krusen and Ty Willman, The Giraffes, Arctic Monkeys, Philiac, Smith & Pyle and Bingo's Dream Band.


  1. ^ Bourdain, Anthony. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, episode 7-1 "US Desert", 8 August 2011.

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Coordinates: 34°08′25″N 116°19′25″W / 34.1402°N 116.3235°W / 34.1402; -116.3235