Pingouin, you might be the coolest person I don't know.
Pingouin came through in a big way. As many of you know, a few months ago I sent our good sir Pingouin to New York City on a mission to find the second Donner Party LP which was released in 1988 only on vinyl with a limited number of pressings. I'd lost my only copy in a housefire back in '96. Pingouin completely fails in his record-hunting (he has been punished) but does alert me of a new Innerstate Records release of an anthology of the Donner Party's work--including their first two albums and a previously unreleased third album. It also has some live tracks recorded by Tom Erikson at The Berkeley Square on his walkman. All-in-all, it's a two disc set for about $14.00 at cdnow.com. For the three people out there who have even heard of them it's a great buy...the rest of you can suck it.
Year 2000 release by The Donner Party, available on Innerstate Records:
Second CD:Third Album:Live Tracks:
(All previous albums were self-titled, Peter Gabriel style...)