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


The Kinks – To The Bone LP or CD

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)


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)


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


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


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

SARCA (CD, max. $10 each):

Cash, Andrew – Boomtown
Lyell, Ray and the Storm – S/T
Zappacosta – S/T


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

Iommi – Iommi ($10 max)


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


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

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

BA Johnston – This is What 110% Smells Like


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

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

JHUBNER73 (all LP):

Badlands – Badlands
Badlands – Voodoo Highway
Carlos, Wendy – The Shining
Penn, Michael – March

MILO (on LP for cheap):

Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
System Of A Down – Toxicity


Iron Maiden – Virtual Lights Strikes Over France (bootleg)


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

AARON (CD unless noted otherwise):

Berner, Geoff – Live In Oslo
Bird – Chrome Reflection
*Black Sabbath – Headless Cross, Tyr
*Black Sabbath – 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
Gem – 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
Platinum Blonde – Standing In The Dark
Platinum Blonde – 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
Samson, John K. – 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.

* means could maybe be found online at reasonable price, and I’ll do that!


  1. 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!


  2. Harrison Kopp

    Could you please add the Iron Maiden bootleg “Virtual Lights Strikes Over France” to mine. Thanks


  3. 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.


    • 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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  4. Please add to list:

    Starchild – Children of the Stars LP. Would be willing to pay up to $100 for it, but prefer less! May be filed under “Helix”.


  5. 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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