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Wednesday, Sep 13 2017 | 09:07
Image: 1611928 The Ramones' self-titled debut was released in 1976 to
glowing praise and acclaim from music critics, and the
development of the punk rock scene in the US and UK.
The band were hailed as the next big step in the
development of rock music, and correctly predicted
their debut would be a massive influence for musical
acts to follow. Those that were hooked by their debut
wouldn't have long to wait for the band's follow-up,
which came a mere nine months after The Ramones
was released.
Leave Home did not receive the massive critical
acclaim that The Ramones' debut album had, but it still
received rave reviews from the publications of the day.
Immediate attention was paid to the album's production
values, which was more crisp and polished than their
previous works, and put them yards ahead of their
fellow punk contemporaries in terms of sound quality.
The band themselves were significantly more
comfortable and together in Leave Home's sound, with
vocalist Joey Ramone tackling heavier melodies,
guitarist Johnny Ramone's guitar attack sharpening
over the tracks, and the normally minimalist drummer
Tommy Ramone adapting a slight swing to his beats.
The songs themselves were no slouch either, among
them were eventual fan favorites like "Gimme Gimme
Shock Treatment", "Pinhead", and "Carbona Not Glue",
which would later be removed from subsequent album
releases due to a trademark complaint. Though the
album doesn't maintain the same legendary status as
the debut or their pinnacle Rocket To Russia, it's agreed
that Leave Home is an essential part of The Ramones'
discography, and not an album to be passed by.

A1. Glad To See You Go
A2. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
A3. I Remember You
A4. Oh Oh I Love Her So
A5. Carbona Not Glue
A6. Suzy Is A Headbanger
A7. Pinhead
B1. Now I Wanna Be A Good Boy
B2. Swallow My Pride
B3. What's Your Game
B4. California Sun
B5. Commando
B6. You're Gonna Kill That Girl
B7. You Should Never Have Opened That Door Available from 06.10.2017
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