The first four Ramones albums are essential as far as any punk fan is concerned. 'Leave Home' is their second album and it saw the New York leather jacket sporting legends double tracking their sound for a more polished sound than their iconic debut. The rapid-fire rhythms, short pace and catchy bubblegum melodies are still more than apparent, as are the hits. You'll find 'Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment', 'Pinhead', 'Swallow My Pride', 'Commando' and 'California Sun' on this record which spits in the face of any idea of a sophomore slump. "One two three four!"
Vinyl LP box set £46.99 0081227940270
40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition - 3CD + 1LP housed in a hardbound LP sized book. Numbered edition of 15,000 copies.
Vinyl LP £15.49 0081227940256
Reissue LP on Rhino - 2017 remastered audio.
CD £6.49 0081227940263
Remastered CD on Rhino.
Vinyl LP £23.99 ETH7528LP
Reissue LP on 8th Records.
9/10 Jack 7th June 2015
Almost as good as "Ramones". Better production, but the songs are a little 'samey'. For anyone getting into the Ramones, the first four albums are all essential. The guitars are double-tracked, giving it a much fuller (and live sounding) sound than their first record. And their are none of the sound-softening acoustic guitars that they began using on their next album. That makes this the quintessential Ramones studio album, pure and simple. Great Album from one of the greatest band in the world.
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