Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of My Generation, the debut LP from The Who.
As the stereo version of the album is rechanneled (fake) stereo, the mono pressing is the version most people prefer.
The album sold poorly on original release; most copies sold were sold in the late 1960s after the mono version had long been deleted. The mono U.S. LP is quite rare.
About this copy: This copy of My Generation is a 1965 U.S. pressing on the Decca label.
This is the original 1965 issue, without “A DIVISION OF MCA INC” on the labels.
The cover is VG+, with slight ring wear at the bottom of the front cover and slight corner and edge wear. This cover does not have cutout marks of any kind.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Beautiful disc!
A gorgeous copy of an album that is usually found in poor condition and the only U.S. mono copy of the album we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: My Generation (released as The Who Sings My Generation in the U.S.) is regarded as one of the most significant debut albums in rock history. While the album failed to make the charts in the United States when released in 1966, the 1965 UK release reached #5 on the UK charts.
The UK version of the album included a track, “I’m a Man,” that was not included on the U.S. or Japanese release (It was replaced by “Instant Party.”)
An explosive debut, and the hardest mod pop recorded by anyone. At the time of its release, it also had the most ferociously powerful guitars and drums yet captured on a rock record. Pete Townshend’s exhilarating chord crunches and guitar distortions threaten to leap off the grooves on “My Generation” and “Out in the Street”; Keith Moon attacks the drums with a lightning, ruthless finesse throughout. … While the execution was sometimes crude, and the songwriting not as sophisticated as it would shortly become, the Who never surpassed the pure energy level of this record.
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