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Leave Home [40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition]

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Ramones 7/21/2017

Review

Second verse, not quite like the first.... Released a mere nine months after the Ramones' groundbreaking debut, 1977's Leave Home was in many respects a continuation of the sound and attitude of the first album, with its unrelenting barrage of chunky guitar downstrokes and Mad Magazine-influenced lyrical absurdity. But even a cursory listen reveals the Ramones had made plenty of progress in less than a year. The performances on Leave Home are tighter and better focused than they were on Ramones, and Tommy Ramone's minimalist drumming gained a bit of swing that was absent on the debut. The Ramones sound more comfortable with their attack, never quite as simple as it seems, while also bearing down with a greater speed and ferocity that finds them hitting their stride in the studio. Just as importantly, the production is noticeably more polished this time out, which helps more than one might expect. Without the strict left/right separation of Ramones, Leave Home is more friendly to the ear, and the increased clarity does wonders for the passionate bleat of Joey's vocals, Johnny's unrelenting Mosrite abuse, and the melodic details that lurk beneath the surface of the Ramones' wall of noise. And if the first album was full of immediate classics, Leave Home has more than its share of great tunes, including the anthemic "Pinhead" and "Commando," the high-velocity teen romance of "Oh Oh I Love Her So" (certainly the greatest love story ever set at a Burger King), and the catchy invitations to bad behavior in "Carbona Not Glue" and "Glad to See You Go." Leave Home wasn't as startling as the Ramones' first album, and it's not quite as strong and consistent as their masterpiece Rocket to Russia, but it was a positive step forward for the Pride of Forest Hills, and it's one of their best and most satisfying albums. ~ Mark Deming
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Glad to See You Go Ramones 2:10
  3. 2 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment Ramones 1:40
  4. 3 I Remember You Ramones 2:17
  5. 4 Oh Oh I Love Her So Ramones 2:3
  6. 5 Carbona Not Glue Ramones 1:50
  7. 6 Suzy Is a Headbanger Ramones 2:10
  8. 7 Pinhead Ramones 2:43
  9. 8 Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy Ramones 2:12
  10. 9 Swallow My Pride Ramones 2:4
  11. 10 What's Your Game Ramones 2:35
  12. 11 California Sun Ramones 2:0
  13. 12 Commando Ramones 1:51
  14. 13 You're Gonna Kill That Girl Ramones 2:38
  15. 14 You Should Have Never Opened That Door Ramones 1:53
  16. 15 Glad to See You Go [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:10
  17. 16 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 1:42
  18. 17 I Remember You [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:17
  19. 18 Oh Oh I Love Her So [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:3
  20. 19 Carbona Not Glue [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 1:52
  21. 20 Suzy Is a Headbanger [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:10
  22. 21 Pinhead [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:41
  23. 22 Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:11
  24. 23 Swallow My Pride [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:4
  25. 24 What's Your Game [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:35
  26. 25 California Sun [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:0
  27. 26 Commando [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 1:51
  28. 27 You're Gonna Kill That Girl [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 2:39
  29. 28 You Should Have Never Opened That Door [40th Anniversary Mix] Ramones 1:51
  30. 1 Glad to See You Go [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:15
  31. 2 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 1:43
  32. 3 I Remember You [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:23
  33. 4 Oh Oh I Love Her So [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:8
  34. 5 Carbona Not Glue [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 1:54
  35. 6 Suzy Is a Headbanger [Sundragon Rough Mix] Ramones 2:14
  36. 7 Pinhead [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:28
  37. 8 Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:16
  38. 9 Swallow My Pride [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:8
  39. 10 What's Your Game [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:36
  40. 11 California Sun [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:2
  41. 12 Commando [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 1:54
  42. 13 You're Gonna Kill That Girl [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:41
  43. 14 You Should Have Never Opened That Door [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 1:50
  44. 15 Babysitter [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:49
  45. 16 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker [Single] Ramones 2:47
  46. 17 I Don't Care [B-Side] Ramones 1:39
  47. 18 Babysiter [UK] Ramones 2:46
  48. 19 Glad to See You Go [Bubblegum Mix] Ramones 2:11
  49. 20 I Remember You [Instrumental] Ramones 2:19
  50. 21 Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment [Forest Hill Mix] Ramones 1:41
  51. 22 Oh Oh I Love Her So [Soda Machine Mix] Ramones 2:55
  52. 23 Carbona Not Glue [Queens Mix] Ramones 1:51
  53. 24 Suzy Is a Headbanger [Sundragon Rough Mixes] Ramones 2:11
  54. 25 Pinhead [Psychedelic Mix] Ramones 2:44
  55. 26 Pinhead [Oo-Oo-Gabba-UhUh Mix] Ramones 2:33
  56. 27 Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy [Bowery Mix] Ramones 2:12
  57. 28 Swallow My Pride [Instrumental] Ramones 2:6
  58. 29 What's Your Game [Sane Mix] Ramones 2:37
  59. 30 California Sun [Instrumental] Ramones 2:0
  60. 31 Commando [TV Track] Ramones 1:52
  61. 32 You're Gonna Kill That Girl [Doo Wop Mix] Ramones 2:55
  62. 33 You Should Have Never Opened That Door [Mama Mix] Ramones 1:55
  63. 1 I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:54
  64. 2 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:36
  65. 3 Blitzkrieg Bop [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:9
  66. 4 Swallow My Pride [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:6
  67. 5 Suzy Is a Headbanger [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:14
  68. 6 Teenage Lobotomy [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:5
  69. 7 53rd & 3rd [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:10
  70. 8 Now I Wanna Be a Good Boy [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:12
  71. 9 Sheena Is a Punk Rocker [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:38
  72. 10 Let's Dance [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:3
  73. 11 Babysitter [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:52
  74. 12 Havana Affair [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:51
  75. 13 Listen to My Heart [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:47
  76. 14 Oh Oh I Love Her So [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:53
  77. 15 California Sun [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:53
  78. 16 I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:33
  79. 17 Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:33
  80. 18 Judy Is a Punk [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 1:34
  81. 19 Pinhead [Live at CBGB's, 4/2/77] Ramones 2:40

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