American Don

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American Don
Studio album by Don Caballero
Released October 3, 2000
Recorded 2000
Genre Math rock, instrumental rock
Length 55:48
Label Touch and Go Records TG218
Producer Steve Albini (sometimes consider as "engineer recording")
Don Caballero chronology
Singles Breaking Up (Vol. 1)
American Don
World Class Listening Problem
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Fake Jazz (10/12) [2]
Pitchfork Media (7.5/10) [3]
Splendid E-zine favorable [4]

American Don is an album by Don Caballero, a Pittsburgh-based math rock band, released on Touch and Go Records in 2000. It was recorded by Steve Albini.

American Don is Don Caballero's fifth full-length release and fourth proper studio album, but many fans consider it the group's final album due to the falling out between Ian Williams and Damon Che, the group's creative core, after the release of the album. Che is actually the only original member of Don Caballero to play on this and all subsequent recordings.

The photos of car accidents in the CD booklet proved prophetic, as this lineup of Don Caballero disbanded after being involved in a van accident while touring in support of American Don. Singer/guitarist Fred Weaver was the opening act on this tour and his exhaustive tour diary was published in issue 16 of Chunklet as "The Dark Final Days of Don Caballero".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex" 4:42
2. "The Peter Criss Jazz" 10:35
3. "Haven't Lived Afro Pop" 7:34
4. "You Drink a Lot of Coffee for a Teenager" 2:41
5. "Ones All Over the Place" 9:00
6. "I Never Liked You" 4:59
7. "Details on How to Get ICEMAN on Your License Plate" 5:35
8. "A Lot of People Tell Me I Have a Fake British Accent" 5:23
9. "Let's Face It Pal, You Didn't Need That Eye Surgery" 5:09



External links[edit]

  • American Don on Touch and Go Records