- Dave Catching
Dave Catching performing with the Eagles of Death Metal at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia
Background information Birth name Dave Catching Also known as Darlin' Dave
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, USA Genres Stoner rock, hard rock, desert rock, garage rock revival, blues-rock Occupations Musician, songwriter, producer Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboard, lap steel, twelve-string guitar Years active 1982–present Associated acts Queens Of The Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, Mondo Generator, Smith & Pyle, Masters of Reality Notable instruments Gibson Flying V
Catching has played the guitar for well-known hard rock bands Eagles of Death Metal, Queens of the Stone Age, Tex and the Horseheads, The Ringling Sisters, earthlings?, and Mondo Generator. He is also a member of Yellow#5, and the Gnarltones. He regularly appears on the music improv series, The Desert Sessions. He is also listed as a guitarist with Masters of Reality. He also appears as guitarist/organist on the two albums of the Mark Lanegan Band. In the early '80s, he was in a band called Cock Rock, that played at the legendary Antenna Club.
Recently Catching has been associated with the desert country rock band, Smith & Pyle. He contributed to their debut album "It's OK to be Happy" which was recorded at Rancho de la Luna and released in 2008.
Catching is also a co-owner and founder of The Rancho De La Luna recording studio in Joshua Tree, California, and currently resides in Joshua Tree and lists New Orleans, Louisiana as a second residence.
With Eagles of Death Metal live performances Catching plays his 1980's Gibson Flying V through a simple tuner and distortion pedal and Supro amplifer with a 2x12 cabinet. He also uses a Ampeg Dan Armstrong guitar when playing with Eagles of Death Metal. He is also endorsed by and uses coiled red Bullet Cable During recordings he also uses some of Jesse Hughes's Matons.
With Earthlings?, he uses his 1958 Fender Stratocaster or his 1972 double cutaway Gibson Les Paul through a tuner, a distortion Rat pedal, Cry Baby, BOSS Digital delay, Phase 90 into a Silvertone Twin 12 and Fender Super Reverb amplifiers.
- The Modifiers** (1980's]
- 60 Watt Reality (The Ringling Sisters, 1990)
- The Desert Sessions 1 & 2 (1998)
- The Desert Sessions 3 & 4 (1998)
- Queens of the Stone Age (Queens of the Stone Age, 1998)
- The Desert Sessions 5 & 6 (1999)
- Rated R (Queens of the Stone Age, 2000)
- Human Beans (earthlings?, 2001)
- Songs for the Deaf (Queens of the Stone Age, 2002)
- A Drug Problem That Never Existed (Mondo Generator, 2003)
- The Desert Sessions 9 & 10 (2003)
- Demon Crossing (Yellow #5, 2003)
- Disco Marching Kraft (earthlings?, 2003)
- Here Comes That Weird Chill (Mark Lanegan Band, 2003)
- III the EP (Mondo Generator, 2004)
- Bubblegum (Mark Lanegan Band, 2004)
- Lullabies to Paralyze (Queens of the Stone Age, 2005)
- I Got a Brand New Egg Layin' Machine (Goon Moon, 2005)
- Death By Sexy... (Eagles of Death Metal, 2006)
- Impeach My Bush (Peaches, 2006)
- Dead Planet: SonicSlowMotionTrails (Nick Oliveri and the Mondo Generator, 2006)
- Neptune (The Duke Spirit, 2008)
- It's OK to be Happy (Smith & Pyle, 2008)
- Australian Tour EP 2008 (Mondo Generator, 2008)
- Heart On (Eagles of Death Metal, 2008)
- Saturnalia (The Gutter Twins, 2008)
- Humalien (earthlings?, 2009)
Eagles of Death Metal Permanent members: Jesse Hughes · Josh Homme
Current touring lineup: Hughes · Dave Catching · Joey Castillo · Dean Fertita
Past contributors: Troy Van Leeuwen · Brian O'Connor · Hutch · Dave Grohl · Nick Oliveri · Gene Trautmann · Jack Black · Samantha Maloney · Claude Coleman · Wendy Ray Fowler · Brody Dalle · Kat Von D · Taylor Hawkins · Tim Vanhamel
Studio albums Singles"I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)" · "I Gotta Feelin (Just Nineteen)" · "Wannabe in L.A." EPsA Pair of Queens (by Jesse Hughes) DVDs Related articles Queens of the Stone Age Contributors Studio albums EPs Singles Soundtrack appearancesThe Punisher: The Album Other songs DVDs Related articles
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