Offered for sale is a 1969 U.S. pressing of The Stooges, the debut LP by the Stooges, with the cover still in the original shrink wrap.
About this copy: This copy of The Stooges is a 1969 U.S. pressing on the red “big E” Elektra label.
Technically, this is a second issue, with the band’s name printed on the label.
The cover is M- and still retains the original shrink wrap. There’s trace wear at the two right hand corners.
The disc is VG+ with some light scuffing from the original heavy paper sleeve (included.) There is a short scratch through the first track, “1969,” but it’s inaudible. It’s a clean disc that plays very well.
A nice copy of a timeless classic.
Background: Released in 1969, The Stooges was the first album by the band that was best known for introducing the world to Iggy Pop.
The album reached #106 on the U.S. album chart.
Allmusic.com gave The Stooges a 4 1/2 star review:
While the Stooges had a few obvious points of influence — the swagger of the early Rolling Stones, the horny pound of the Troggs, the fuzztone sneer of a thousand teenage garage bands, and the Velvet Underground’s experimental eagerness to leap into the void — they didn’t really sound like anyone else around when their first album hit the streets in 1969. It’s hard to say if Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander, and the man then known as Iggy Stooge were capable of making anything more sophisticated than this, but if they were, they weren’t letting on, and the best moments of this record document the blithering inarticulate fury of the post-adolescent id. …Part of the fun of The Stooges is, then as now, the band managed the difficult feat of sounding ahead of their time and entirely out of their time, all at once.
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