Origin: Clairton, PA, USA
Genres: Instrumental

Don Caballero  


Excepting the guitar-hero bands, all-instrumental groups are a rarity in the rock/metal world, and those that do exist are often quirky groups off in their own world. Don Caballero is precisely such a band. Throughout their career they have experimented with various styles (metal only being one of many), with the result being a complex, often dissonant sound, sometimes likened to the term "math rock". Hard to pinpoint, not an immediate listen, but pretty interesting -- there really isn't any other band that sounds much like this.

The band broke up in 2001, but two years later drummer Damon Che resurrected the name, recruiting members from a Pittsburgh group called Creta Bourzia to form a new version of Don Caballero. Initially this was to be a one-time gig, but the band is now actively touring and released a new album in 2006.

Current Members

Gene Doyle

guitars

Jason Jouver

bass

Damon Che

drums

Former Members/Guests

Ian Williams

guitars

Mike Banfield

guitars

Jeff Ellsworth

guitars

Pat Morris

bass

Matt Jencik

bass

Eric Emm

bass


Discography



For Respect 
1993 Touch & Go
  1. For Respect
  2. Chief Sitting Duck
  3. New Laws
  4. Nicked and Liqued
  5. Rocco
  6. Subdued Confections
  7. Got a Mile, Got a Mile, Got an Inch
  8. Our Caballero
  9. Bears See Things Pretty Much the Way They...
  10. Well Built Road
  11. Belted Sweater
  • Ian Williams
  • Mike Banfield
  • Pat Morris
  • Damon Che




Don Caballero 2 
1995 Touch & Go
  1. Stupid Puma
  2. Please Tokio, Please This Is Tokio
  3. Dick Suffers Is Furious With You
  4. Cold Knees (In April)
  5. P, P, P, Antless
  6. Repeat Defender
  7. Rollerblade Success Story
  8. No One Gives a Hoot About Faux-Ass...
  • Ian Williams
  • Mike Banfield
  • Matt Jencik
  • Damon Che

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



What Burns Never Returns 
1998 Touch & Go
  1. Don Caballero 3
  2. In the Abscence of Strong Evidence to the...
  3. Delivering the Groceries at 138 Beats Per...
  4. Slice Where You Live Like Pie
  5. Room Temperature Suite
  6. The World in Perforated Lines
  7. From the Desk of Elsewhere Go
  8. June Is Finally Here
  • Ian Williams
  • Mike Banfield
  • Pat Morris
  • Damon Che

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Singles Breaking Up 
1999 Touch & Go
  1. Lucky Father Brown
  2. Belted Sweater
  3. Shoe Shine
  4. Unresolved Kharma
  5. Puddin' in My Eye
  6. My Ten Year Old Lady Is Giving It Away
  7. Our Caballero
  8. Andandandandandandandandandand
  9. First Hits
  10. No More Peace and Quiet for the Warlike
  11. If You've Read Dr. Adder Then You Know...
  12. Trey Dog's Acid
  13. Room Temperature Lounge




American Don 
2000 Touch & Go
  1. Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex
  2. The Peter Criss Jazz
  3. Haven't Lived Afro Pop
  4. You Drink a Lot of Coffee for a Teenager
  5. Ones All over the Place
  6. I Never Liked You
  7. Details on How to Get Iceman on Your...
  8. A Lot of People Tell Me I Have a Fake...
  9. Let's Face It Pal, You Didn't Need That...
  • Ian Williams
  • Eric Emm
  • Damon Che




World Class Listening Problem 
2006 Relapse
  1. Mmmmm Acting, I Love Me Some Good Acting
  2. Sure We Had Knives Around
  3. And And And, He Lowered The Twin Down
  4. I Agree..... No!..... I Disagree
  5. Palm Trees In the Fecking Bahamas
  6. World Class Listening Problem
  7. Railroad Cancellation
  8. Theme From Bricktop Clowns
  9. Savage Composition
  10. I'm Goofballs For Bozo Jazz
  • Jeff Ellsworth
  • Gene Doyle
  • Jason Jouver
  • Damon Che

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Punkgasm 
2008 Relapse
  1. Loudest Shop Vac in the World
  2. The Irrespective Dick Area
  3. Bulk Eye
  4. Shit Kids Galore
  5. Celestial Dusty Groove
  6. Pour You into the Rug
  7. Challenge Jets
  8. Lord Krepelka
  9. Why Is the Couch Always Wet?
  10. Slaughbaugh's Ought Not Own Dog Data
  11. Dirty Looks
  12. Who's a Puppy Cat
  13. Awe Man That's Jive Skip
  14. Punkgasm

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 

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