Though Ian Williams is credited on guitar for this album, he only joined the band shortly before For Respect's recording and had little substantial creative influence. As a result, this album is much less orchestrated and complex than Don Caballero's later work. In a 2006 interview with the e-zineSpace City Rock, Damon Che revealed that he played guitar on some Don Caballero songs, including the choruses of "Well Built Road".
The band took its name from an episode of SCTV in which TV station manager Guy Caballero became a Corleone-esque mob boss called Don Caballero. "For respect" is Guy Caballero's justification for using a wheelchair.
On the back cover of the CD insert, drummer Damon Che is photographed sitting in a wheelchair dressed as Guy Caballero.
The audio samples in "Got a Mile, Got a Mile, Got an Inch" are all from SCTV. In one, someone asks Guy Caballero "I thought you rode a wheelchair?", to which he responds "Oh, I just use that for respect."
"Subdued Confections" is yet another quote from SCTV.