Offered for sale is an early U.S. (rechanneled) stereo pressing of My Generation, the debut LP from The Who.
About this copy: This copy of My Generation is a 1967-1968 U.S. pressing on the Decca label of an album that was first released in 1965.
Unlike the first issue, this one does not have the “Decca Full Stereo” banner on the back cover that was present on the first pressings of the LP.
It does, however, have the word “Decca” printed above the text, “Decca Stereo records can be safely played on today’s monaural phonographs.” This dates the pressing to 1967-1968. Later pressings omit the standalone “Decca.”
The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear. The upper left hand corner of the cover has been cut. The cover is still in the original shrink wrap.
The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs, but no other marks of any kind. Side two is M-. There are no spindle marks on the labels; it appears the album was only played once or twice.
A nice copy of an album that is usually found in poor condition.
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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