Welcome to the KMA Master Grail Search List! On this page we list all of the hard-to-find “grail” items we’re looking for, so we can keep our eyes peeled for each other when we’re in the shops and online. This is all about community, so let’s help each other find what we want most!  If you want your list here, send it to us! And don’t forget to bookmark this page for future reference.

And of course, if you get one of these items, be sure to let us know so we can update and not duplicate on each other.

Alright, here we go:

1537  **All on vinyl, natch**
Cope, Julian – Jehovakill
Cope, Julian – Krautrocker (Book, not music)
Dylan, Bob – The Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3
Endless Boogie – Focus Level
Manic Street Preachers – Lipstick Traces

AARON (CD unless noted otherwise):
Berner, Geoff – Live In Oslo
Bird – Chrome Reflection
Black Sabbath – Headless Cross, Tyr, Cross Purposes, Forbidden
Blue Rodeo – Live In Stratford 2006-01-13 (has 2006-01-14)
Captain Beefheart – The Dust Blows Forward: Anthology
Dayglo Abortions – Out Of The Womb; Here Today, Guano Tomorrow
Dayglo Abortions – Corporate Whores; Stupid World, Stupid Songs
Dayglo Abortions – Death Race 2000, Holy Shiite, Live 2011
Death Of Samantha – If Memory Serves Us Well
Eyesinweasel – demos and outtakes (2LP only?)
Gem – Your Heroes Hate You, Sunglare Serenades
Graffin, Greg – American Lesion
Guided By Voices – GBV/Superchunk split EP
Guided By Voices – GBV/Grifters split EP (7″ only?)
Iommi – Iommi
Mark, Carolyn & Tolan McNeil – At Home On Tour
Mascott & Doug Gillard – Please Please Please
McNeil, Tolan – Give ‘Er
Moore, Kevin – Rainmaker (Keb’ Mo’ solo debut) (LP only?)
Mount Eerie – Lost Wisdom (w. Julie Doiron, Fred Squire)
My Dad Is Dead – Chopping Down The Family Tree (and any others by them)
Neuseiland – Neuseiland
Platinum Blonde – Platinum Blonde, Standing In The Dark, Alien Shores
Platinum Blonde – No Regrets/Hey Hey You (7″ vinyl)
Refreshments – Lo, Our Much Praised Yet Not All Together Satisfactory Lady EP
Refreshments – Wheelie
RZA – Ghost Dog OMPS [Japanese, white cover]
Sally Crewe & The Sudden Moves – Transmit/Receive EP
Samson, John K. – Slips And Tangles (cassette only)
Samson, John K. – Little Pictures / Small Acts Of Love And Rebellion
Samson, John K. – City Route 85 EP, Provincial Road 222 EP
Skydiggers – There And Back (live)
Slipknot – Mate. Feed. Kill. Repeat.
Starling – Stuff You Should Have Said Before
Tielli, Martin – The Ghost Of Danny Gross Parts 1 & 2
Uke-Hunt – The Prettiest Star / Ben (7″)
Van Morrison – Complete Bang Sessions (2CD)
Various – New Wave Of British Heavy Metal ’79 Revisited (2CD)

Also, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes 7″:
Denver, Billy, Barry, Diamond, Elton, Bob, Steven,
Shannon, Stevie, Jackson, Dolly, Cash.

BOPPIN:
Borrowed Tunes II: A Tribute To Neil Young 2cd
Guns ‘N Roses – Live In Japan, Three Days In Tokyo (3CD, unofficial release)

CINCINNATIBABYHEAD:
Kinks – To The Bone LP or CD

CRAIG (all on ORIGINAL LP only):
Black Crowes – Shake Your Moneymaker
Cynic – Focus
Oasis – any
Queensryche – Rage For Order
Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime (not II)
Queensryche – Empire
Testament – Souls Of Black
Testament – Practice What You Preach

GEOFF:
any Weezer 90s singles EXCEPT: he has El Scorcho and The Good Life

HARRISON KOPP:
Black Sabbath f. Tony Iommi – Seventh Star (Deluxe 2CD Edition)
Iron Maiden – Virtual Lights Strikes Over France (bootleg)
Iron Maiden – Virtual XI (with lenticular cover)

HOLEN (all original CD):
Anal Cunt – It Just Gets Worse (mail-order only, rare) (up to $25)
Bathory – Bathory, The Return…, Under the Sign of the Black Mark, Blood Fire Death
Death – Scream Bloody Gore, Leprosy, Spiritual Healing
Godflesh – Pure
Public Image Ltd. – First Issue

J. (all LP)
California, Randy – Kapt. Kopter & The (Fabulous) Twirly Birds
Cash, Johnny & June – Carrying On
Fistful Of Mercy – As I Call You Down
Glossary – Better Angels of Our Nature
Lanegan, Mark/Duke Garwood – Cold Molly 7″ (RSD 2013)
Lanegan, Mark/Duke Garwood – Needle Of Death 7″ (RSD 2015)
Queens Of The Stone Age – Queens Of The Stone Age (first LP)
Spirit – Spirit (debut album, Ode or Epic)
Spirit – The Family That Plays Together (Ode Records press)
Weiland, Scott – Barbarella 7″
ZZ Top – Tres Hombres (a London gatefold press)

JAMES:
Vinyl:

BA Johnston – Mission Accomplished
BA Johnston featuring The Magnificent Sevens – George The Animal Steel EP

CD:
BA Johnston – In Situation Bad
BA Johnston – Love Letters to the Girls in my High School Art Class

DVD:
BA Johnston – This is What 110% Smells Like

JHUBNER73 (all LP):
Badlands – Badlands
Badlands – Voodoo Highway
Carlos, Wendy – The Shining
Penn, Michael – March

JOHN SNOW:
Needtobreathe  – Insiders LP #1, 4, and 6 (all on CD, live fan club releases)

JOMPA (JON) WILMENIUS:
C.K. LENDT – Kiss and Sell: The Making of a Supergroup (1997 Billboard Books)

KEVIN BURIEDONMARS:
Vinyl:

AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap AUS LP ($50 max)
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock AUS LP ($50 max)

CD:
Iommi – Iommi ($10 max)

MIKE:
Blue Rodeo – Live In Stratford 2006-01-13 (has 2006-01-14)
Buckethead – Ghost Host (CD) or Decoding The Tomb Of Bandeshot (LP)
Cooper, Alice – Live From The Astroturf (7″ RSD 2016)
Deep Purple – Smoke On My Megamix (single)
Faith No More – Motherfucker 7″
Foo Fighters – Songs From The Laundry Room 10″ (RSD 2015)
Iron Maiden – Best of the Beast (6 LP condition)
Iron Maiden – Virus (12″ single)
Iron Maiden – The Soundhouse Tapes (not a bootleg)
Iron Maiden – Live!! + One EP
King’s X – XV [Jpn, w. Rocket Ship (demo version)]
KISS – Chikara
Pavarotti & Friends – For Afghanistan
Sandbox – Masked Man EP
Starchild – Children of the Stars LP. Willing to pay up to $100, prefer less! May be filed under “Helix”.
Thin Lizzy – Song For Jimi (flexi-disc)
Thin Lizzy – The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans (LP)

MILO (on LP for cheap):
Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
System Of A Down – Toxicity

RICH:
Dixon, Willie – Giant Of The Blues (will pay $20 USD)

SARCA (CD, max. $10 each):
Cash, Andrew – Boomtown
Lyell, Ray and the Storm – S/T
Zappacosta – S/T

WILF (CD):
Crucial Youth – Singles Going Straight (not Posi Machine, he has that)

WOOHOO! GIVE ‘ER!

29 thoughts on “MASTER GRAIL LIST

  1. Holen says:

    I got a few more for the list. All original CD.

    Godflesh – Pure
    Bathory – Bathory, The Return…, Under the Sign of the Black Mark, Blood Fire Death
    Death – Scream Bloody Gore, Leprosy, Spiritual Healing
    Public Image Ltd. – First Issue

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  2. Holen says:

    Could you add It Just Gets Worse by Anal Cunt (CD) to my list? It was a mail order only album, because the song titles were so offensive none of Earache Records’ distributors would manufacture it. So it’s rare. I didn’t buy it in ’99, so I missed out. I wouldn’t want to pay more than $25 for it though.

    I’ve got more, but I can’t think of ’em right now.

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    1. Holen says:

      Also when Craig says “all original LP only” and lists Rage for Order does that mean he only wants the blue ring cover, or would a black ring cover suffice?

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        1. Holen says:

          The blue ring was the very first printing that’s sort of rare nowadays on vinyl, but extremely rare on CD. They changed it to black because the blue was too light and made it hard to read the text.

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  3. mikeladano says:

    Alright dude, I bit the bullet. I ordered both Marillion Christmas albums. Both $30. One was in Canada, the other in the Netherlands. I had to do it eventually I think. I’ve been looking for those CDs since 2000, so I think 20 years is a good enough time.

    Marillion can come off!

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            1. Harrison says:

              Just clarifying, that removal has nothing to do with the lack of progress, I just can’t justify to myself paying that much for a CD missing three crucial tracks and is all on youtube

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              1. keepsmealive says:

                For some reason I am just seeing this now, over a month late from your request. Sorry about that! I can indeed remove the Sabbath, if you like. To me, I’d leave it and see if anybody found one in the wild for cheap, in some shoppe that didn’t really bother to look up what they had before pricing it, but you’re right too that a reissue may be in the offing at some point, especially now that Sabbath is done. Removed!

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  4. KamerTunesBlog (by Rich Kamerman) says:

    I’m happy to report that, after a few years of watching the price fluctuate mostly up & up (as much as $99), I finally found the Bill Nelson 8-CD box set for a reasonable price. An Amazon Marketplace seller had it listed for just under $64, with no tax & free Prime shipping, and I used some AmEx points to get the total down to $39.95. There’s one holy grail item finally purchased. Fingers crossed it’s in “like new” condition per the listing. Hooray for me. I’ve had some very stressful times lately and this was just the pick-me-up I needed.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Fantastic news, Rich! Way to go! Let me know when it comes in and you’re happy with it, and I’ll take it off the list!

      Sorry to hear about times being less than optimal, I just know things will pick up soon. And getting a long-sought-after boxed set is the beginnings for sure!

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  5. mikeladano says:

    Faith No More – Superhero can be cancelled from my list. The CD is also on the Japanese version of the album which I have now. Still want Motherfucker though.

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