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What is the rarest album you own?

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Yeah, I suppose their's a difference between what's rare and what's in demand. So I'm not really sure where mine fall.


Hot Boy - Barely Legal

Intuition - Turn it On

Jillson - Deadly Girl

KK Wilde - Rock N Roll

Moriah - Mirror Man


I still think people confuse "rare" for "expensive."


The rarest albums I have are two from a Punk Rock band called Seed (S/T in '99, and Rockstar in '01). There were probably only a few hundred pressed of each, but I probably couldn't even give them away. Nobody knows who this band is.



Good point. I suspect a lot of us own demos and/or 'self-released' material that had a limited run, and so would be considered 'rare' ... perhaps the question should be what's the most expensive/highest value album in your collection?

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Rarest for me is Junkyard - Put Em On Ten and Pull the Knobs Off because I didn't know about it when it came out & then spent 3 years trying to find it. Now I never see one listed anywhere.


Another is the Bernie Torme "Official Bootleg"


The last real rare one I have is an original press copy of Blind Gypsy - Never Coming Home


I also have a copy of 3 Guns West - S/T. I know that's rare. It was my uncle's band & they were never heard of lol

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Karpet's comment is my favorite ever and one I have been living by yelling to people for years!


I can think of a thousand bands in my collection that fall into that category, that have music far superior to the Ebay top 10 "rarest" that only myself and James Staryder Gebbia (RIP) has ever heard of and/or appreciated.


One that immediately comes to mind is a Seattle band (locals are my fave's) called Hello Goodbye. Released a cd in the early 90's very Enuff Z Nuff/Redd Kross like, I sent a copy to LV Kix/Dave and he has it in his top rotation still after about 10 years, yes its that good and alas unknown to EVERYONE!


The rarest I own and I may have mentioned it earlier on in this thread is a long play by my pal Jim Paulson (The Lemons, New American Shame, The Best Kissers, Point Defience) of a band he was in a half dozen years ago called Top Heavy Crush. The cd in question is a studio made cdr of which the engineer made 5 copies right on the spot after the recordings were completed. No artwork, but the disc has printed album info on it. Killer music, but NO ONE will EVER hear it, except for me. :)



I also have, which I think its very cool and I started a thread here about it and that is a Samantha 7 pre-release/demo. Track order is different and so are a number of the mixes. I've searched high and low for info and have found none!

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How bout those Steelers? haha just kidding. I'm a fan too.


So if you're gonna brag... You could share :D

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