Condensed Hamsters (1990) is a Hamsters album that was originally released only as an audio cassette (Music Cassette) compilation of the four original cassette only albums (recordings from 1988–1990) that were only available from the band's gigs. They never received a national distribution. Eventually the band stopped producing the tape albums, including this compilation, when their CD releases started to become popular.
Then in 2000, after years of requests from fans, it was decided to find the master tapes (no one knew where they were!) and remaster the album for a CD release. Eventually the masters were found in the back of a drawer in Slim's office and they were passed along to the band's regular sound guru, Jerry Stevenson. After a lot of audio repairs and 'sonic enhancement' the masters were deemed ready for CD and they were released to the general public, both at gigs, their website and worldwide via the band's official distributor, Pinnacle Records.