This is an insanely clean domestic original Mercury pressing with STERLING stamped in the dead wax. It comes complete with the custom inner sleeve. My wife is a huge fan of this album so we've been through a number of copies over the years, they definitely don't always sound this good. They usually aren't nearly this clean either! Of course, a great copy only gets you what's on the tape, and this isn't the greatest sounding recording. But it sounds the way I think it's supposed to, and any attempt to pretty it up would take away from the gloriously trashy vibe. This is the way I want to hear this music, and I'm pretty sure if it's your kinda thing you will agree. Starts off with my favorite Dolls' song Personality Crisis and doesn't let up until it's over!
5 stars Allmusic: "This is one of rock's greatest debut albums, and a raucous statement of purpose that's still bold and thoroughly engaging."
Vinyl: Near Mint (wow!)
Cover: VG+ (strong, minor wear around edges)
Play notes: Can't imagine a better copy all around!
We prefer to overdeliver and therefore grade conservatively. Our scale runs Near Mint (NM), Excellent (EX), Very Good Plus (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good Plus (G+), Good (G).