The Stooges ‎– The Stooges

Elektra ‎– EKS-74051
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, CP - Columbia Pitman Pressing

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A1 1969 4:05
A2 I Wanna Be Your Dog 3:10
A3 We Will Fall
Viola – John Cale
B1 No Fun 5:15
B2 Real Cool Time 2:29
B3 Ann 3:00
B4 Not Right 2:49
B5 Little Doll 3:21

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Very first pressings, including white label promo copies were pressed without the band's name on both labels. Also shares the exact same matrix etchings as promo copies. This was corrected on later pressings. A misprint copy also exists with incorrect track listings printed on both labels.

Includes either the orange Elektra company sleeve or the black one with pictures of the new east coast company headquarters.
Elektra Records 1855 Broadway New York City 10023 is printed on both inner sleeves.

Mastering done by Lee Hulko "LH" in dead-wax. Mastering House: Sterling Sound "SS" in dead-wax.

Printed in U.S.A.
All selections copyright © Paradox Music BMI
Special thanks to Danny Fields

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side A): EKS 74051 A-CP-1 SS LH
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 - Runout Side B): EKS 74051 B CP SS LH
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout side A etched): p o EKS 74051 A -CP SS LH 3 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 - Runout side B etched): p o EKS 74051 B CP-1 SS LH A4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout Side A): p o EKS 74051 A -CP-1 SS LH A 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 - Runout Side B): p o EKS 74051 B CP-1 SS LH A 3
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 128) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8122731762 The Stooges The Stooges(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Elektra, Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing Australia 8122731762 Australia 2005 Sell This Version
8122 73674-1 The Stooges The Stooges(LP, Album, Pic, RE) Elektra, Warner Strategic Marketing 8122 73674-1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
WPCR-610 The Stooges The Stooges(CD, Album, RE) Elektra WPCR-610 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
RHM2 523612 The Stooges The Stooges (Collectors Edition)(2xCD, Album, RM + 7") Rhino Handmade, Elektra RHM2 523612 US 2010 Sell This Version
42 032, Nº 42 032 The Stooges The Stooges(LP, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 42 032, Nº 42 032 France Unknown Sell This Version


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April 9, 2021
I have a cover only and would love to match it with an orphaned record if anyone has one!!


January 17, 2021
I just bought a copy that has the code R1 74051 on it. The markings show that it's the '2010' 180g. But that one came with a hype sticker. Also mine has a barcode that I can't find on here. It's 0812227979430. Anyone have any clue what this one could be? Is it just a variant on the 2010 perhaps?


December 26, 2020
I have the VMP pressing and think it's phenomenal. I would like to find a decent copy of the original mix to compare it with, but kind of overwhelmed with all the different reissues. Anyone have a breakdown of what's what as far as the different mixes on all these reissues? Not interested in dropping hundreds for a first press just to compare, but curious if there might be other versions that are more reasonably priced that have the original mix and are decent pressing worthy of owning.


December 17, 2020
My copy is side one: p o EKS 74051 A -CP SS LH A 5
side two: p o EKS 74051 B CP SS LH A 5


March 27, 2020
Vinyl Me Please just announced the Cale mixes as one of their albums of the month. Unfortunately you have to commit to a three month subscription ($81) to get it. I guess I'll take my chances here.


February 5, 2020
edited about 1 year ago

i have one copy with the first press matrix ...A CP-1 SS41 with no extra etchings but with 'ths stooges' on the label, i think it's equal with the one without the band name on label, also with the inner sleeve (tan E or black), it's factory work could be swaped, the matrix is important, IMO!


January 2, 2018
I have a 1st press in minty condition I found without the cover. If anyone has an empty cover they'd be willing to sell me let me know. Og or early pressing only w/out barcode, thanks!


December 5, 2017
Comment to question of the 1970 version of The Stooges being the 1st. No that wouldn't be the 1st, as that came out in 1969.


November 17, 2016
i have a copy of this lp with the same runout matrix numbers, but my copy has the stooges written on the label plus a 1970 elektra inner sleeve. positive this is a first issue?


March 3, 2015
Does anybody know anything about this record with The Smiths on the b-side? I bought it new in the middle of the 80`s.