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Ramones: Leave HomeLeave Home (1977)
Rhino

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Contributed by: Tommy Shameless
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First off, I should mention that I feel this is the best Punk Record ever released, and one of the greatest records ever made. Yes, I rank this up with such albums as Abbey Road and Ziggy Stardust. What is interesting to note, is that it was heard in its intended form by so few people. Immediately f.

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First off, I should mention that I feel this is the best Punk Record ever released, and one of the greatest records ever made. Yes, I rank this up with such albums as Abbey Road and Ziggy Stardust. What is interesting to note, is that it was heard in its intended form by so few people. Immediately following the release, quite a bit of fuss was made over the song "Carbona Not Glue", so it was pulled and replaced. Now, after all this time, it, along with the first, third and fourth Ramones albums, has been remastered and re-released by Rhino. I have to say, they've done a hell of a job. It now sounds so fresh, so vibrant, you'd swear it was just recorded. The vocals, the guitars, everything just shines. Then, of course, there are the songs. Tracks like "Glad To See You Go", "Oh Oh I Love Her So", "Babysitter", and "Suzy Is A Headbanger" are basically the blueprints to every pop-punk song ever written. "Pinhead" is the source of Gabba Gabba Hey, seen on signs held up at every show, and a phrase that has come to mean acceptence to people who felt like outcasts.


It's one classic after another with not a bad or mediocre cut on here. The only real shame is that the bruddas were never able to repeat it. Supplementing the restored album is a full live set, recorded in 1976. It's a great, early look at a band that went on to change the world (as an aside, it also serves as a sign of hope to any beginning band that by practicing hard enough, you can be great, too). Now, although even the casual fan has, in some form or another, every song on here, I'd still consider this an essential release. If for no other reason, it has the lyrics printed inside. Now, honestly, how many of you had any idea that Joey was referring to Charles Manson in "Glad To See You Go"? Don't lie! Yeah, that's what I thought. In closing, I think it's wonderful that The Ramones are finally getting the kind of treatment usually reserved for such bands as Led Zeppelin. Now, if only we could get someone to remix and remaster End Of The Century, and undo the damage done by Phil Spector!

 

 
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chewie1234 (September 16, 2012)

Best record of all time

lovechuck (May 28, 2010)

this album is fuckin great ...i love this

JRr (November 11, 2006)

Hell yeah this album rocks! Gabba Gabba Hey!

Anonymous (November 20, 2005)

muito bom brasil

Anonymous (February 10, 2005)

1. Road To Ruin || 2. The Ramones || 3. Leave Home || 4. Rocket To Russia

punksta (February 6, 2005)

great record but not as good as rocket to russia

CapitalismStoleMyLunchBox (October 11, 2004)

This is one of the best albums...EVER. My favorite song on here is Oh Oh I Love Her So.

pdigit (September 30, 2004)

I would say this is Lucky Charms with a side of Pop Tarts.

1. Rocket to Russia
2. self-titled
3. Leave Home

lunchbox (July 16, 2004)

this should be the number 1 album review on here. top 5 best records of all time. i like this album alot but i only rate it second of my favorite ramones records.

1. rocket to russia
2. leave home
3. self titled

joeg (November 27, 2003)

wow, read 569 times. now that's a shame. this isn't the best ramones record (i think rocket to russia and their 1st one are better) but still great.

Anonymous (July 11, 2002)

None of the original Ramones albums can compare with their debut. That's their best one. This is a great CD with kickass bonus tracks, but it still doesn't beat the original.

Anonymous (May 7, 2002)

It rocks!!

review some bad brains!!!!!!

Anonymous (May 6, 2002)

This is The Ramones best studio album, the best album is Itīs Alive from new years eve 1977!

Anonymous (February 9, 2002)

Great album. Somebody should review Dead Boys Young loud and snotty

Anonymous (August 13, 2001)

Ramones.

Anonymous (August 12, 2001)

Definitly not one of the best albums of all time, but great nonetheless.

Anonymous (August 12, 2001)

i have never been a ramones fan .

Anonymous (August 12, 2001)

Great cd. It was REAL punk '77
R.I.P. Joey

Anonymous (August 11, 2001)

Though I can't say this is the greatest punk record ever released, nor can I say it's the Ramones best (Rocket to Russia is amazing) it is still a great album, by a great band, easilly deserving of 5 stars.

sickboi (August 11, 2001)

This is the only remastered album I've bought so far. That live set rocks.

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