The Who ‎– My Generation

Virgin ‎– V2179
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Mono, CBS Aston Pressing

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Out In The Street
A2 I Don't Mind
Written-By – Brown*
A3 The Good's Gone
A4 La-La-La-Lies
A5 Much Too Much
A6 My Generation
B1 The Kids Are Alright
B2 Please, Please, Please
Written-By – Brown*, Terry*
B3 It's Not True
B4 I'm A Man
Written-By – McDaniel*
B5 A Legal Matter
B6 The Ox
Written-By – Entwistle*, Moon*, Hopkins*

Companies, etc.



Similar to The Who - My Generation which has different runout and pressing ring.

On the cover, A5 is miscredited to Pavey, Doonican; on the label, credited to Townshend.

Track B2 title on jacket: "Please Please Please"


Fabulous Music (A1, A3-B1, B3, B5, B6)
Intersong (A2)
Lois Music (B2)
Jewel Music (B4)


This release has two distinct pressing rings. Outer ring @ 63mm. Inner ring @ 32mm.
It also has three dots in a triangle " ∴ " stamped in both runouts at the three o'clock position.
All of these characteristics are indicative of a CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton pressed record from their pressing plant in Buckinghamshire.

Some copies issued with hype sticker: "V2179 The Who £2·99 Do not pay more"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: M.C.P.S.
  • Other (Tax code on labels): M/T
  • Pressing Plant ID (Stamped in runouts): ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): V2179-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): V2179-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variants 1 to 5, Sides A & B): A PORKY PRIME CUT
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side A): V2179 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 Side B): V2179 - B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side A): V-2179-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 Side B): V-2179-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side A): V-2179-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3 Side B): V-2179-B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side A): V-2179-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4 Side B): V-2179-B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side A, D is Stamped): V-2179-A1 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5 Side B, D and last 2 is Stamped): V-2179-B2 D 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 Side A): V-2179-A1 3C A PORKY PRIME CUT Λ D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6 Side B): V-2179-B1 D A PORKY PRIME CUT Λ

Other Versions (5 of 127) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LAT 8616, LAT.8616 The Who My Generation(LP, Album, Mono) Brunswick, Brunswick LAT 8616, LAT.8616 UK 1965 Sell This Version
MCAD-31330 The Who The Who Sings My Generation(12xFile, MP3, Album, 256) MCA Records MCAD-31330 US Unknown
MCAD-31330 The Who The Who Sings My Generation(CD, Album, RE) MCA Records MCAD-31330 US 1988 Sell This Version
DL 31878 The Who My Generation(LP, Album, Mono) Festival Records DL 31878 New Zealand 1965 Sell This Version
R66-46 The Who My Generation(LP, Album, Mono, RE) Calendar Records (2) R66-46 Australia 1966 Sell This Version


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September 12, 2019
no mention of a laminated cover; my copy is on the front cover only.


April 16, 2016
edited over 5 years ago
Porky Prime Cut - possibly better than the original? Def cheaper than a mint Brunswick


February 13, 2015
this is a nice reissue from 1980, i have had this for 35 years now, i prefer the original uk copy from 1965 that i have in near mint condition BUT finding one in near mint condition is the problem on the original brunswick label...... this one was put out by virgin records