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Donner Party

Band, *1986 US
Rock and Alternative

The Donner Party was a San Francisco-based indie-rock band, performing between 1986-1989. The band consisted of Melanie Clarin on drums and accordion, Sam Coomes on guitar, violin, and banjo, and Reinhold Johnson on bass. The band released two albums, both self-titled; the first was released in 1987 on the Cryptovision Records label, and the second on Camper Van Beethoven's Pitch-A-Tent label in 1988. These two albums, plus an unreleased third album and some live tracks were collected and released as Complete Recordings 1987-1989 in 2000 on Innerstate Records. The band played a one-time reunion show on April 16, 2000, at Slim's in San Francisco.

PortraitSam Coomes
str *1964 US
Melanie Clarin
dr, voc US
Reinhold Johnson
Popular Tracks   
Veronica, You Look Like Hell on Cuts and Bruises by Donner Party
Cats Eyes on 80's Arena Rock by Donner Party
Dancing on Funerals on Cuts and Bruises by Donner Party
Murder Lessons on Desperate Plans by Donner Party
Cursed on Cuts and Bruises by Donner Party
Photographs on Cuts and Bruises by Donner Party
No Ones Company Man on 80's Arena Rock by Donner Party
Change Of Heart on 80's Arena Rock by Donner Party
Fools Gold on 80's Arena Rock by Donner Party
Vampire Teeth on Cuts and Bruises by Donner Party

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Title Artist Year Type
Complete Recordings 1987-1989Donner Party2000Compil.
Donner PartyDonner Party1988Album
The Donner PartyDonner Party1987Album
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