Don Caballero - For Respect
Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Don Caballero managed to set a new standard for instrumental post-rock bands of the ’90s. Formed by a group of skilled, sophisticated players (there were several lineup changes throughout the band's history, drummer Damon Che being the only consistent member) Don Caballero is considered to be one of the pioneers of math-rock, a genre that spawned from the No Wave and Hardcore scenes of the late 80’s and is characterized by the use of distortion, dissonance and complex rhythmic patterns, while consciously rejecting conventional rock structures in an approach not so different to the one of progressive rock giants like King Crimson and Rush. Don Cab (as nicknamed by fans) is certainly one of the most prominent bands of the genre (alongside Tortoise, Piglet, and Slint) and responsible for some of the most essential math-rock albums of all time. This is their debut album.