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|THIS MONTHS PLAYLIST
THE RAMONES - 'Leave Home'' LP
THE JAM - 'In The City' 45
THE CLASH - '1977' 45
THE BUZZCOCKS - 'Spiral Scratch' 45
THE MANIACS - 'Chelsea 77'
This Months Website
Is the THE RAMONES official website where
you can access everything Ramones
including videos but some of the links are
down but if you wanna here the album try this
THE RAMONES 'Leave Home'
|GABBA GABBA HEY!
40 years ago this month 1977 kicks of with the second album by the Ramones a faster more intence performance than their
groundbreaking debut. The Ramones second ripchord album 'Leave Home' is following on from where 'The Ramones' left off.
Titles include "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment", "Suzy is a Headbanger", "Pinhead", "Commando" and "You're gonna kill that
girl". The inclusion of "Carbona Not Glue" would later proove to be a bone of contention with the record company and a product of
the same name later on this year. It was produced by Tony Bongiovi, Tommy Erdelyi.
Recorded at Sundragon, New York, New York October 1976 and live at The Roxy, Hollywood, California on August 12, 1976.....
Released through Sire Records, Leave Home featured increased sound quality through more advanced output methods. Sire set their
budget at about $10,000 hiring Tony Bongiovi to produce the album, and Tommy Ramone to co-produce. More emphasis was placed on the
album's mixing and engineering than their debut album, which received merely $6,400 to record and produce.
The title Leave Home refers to the Ramones leaving New York City to go on tour around the world. Which they would do in abundence
during 1977. The album cover was designed by Moshe Brakha, who had worked with the Rolling Stones to yield the Black and Blue (1976)
cover art, and would later work with artists like Devo and Iron Maiden. The back cover of the album was a drawing of a bald eagle by graphic
designer Arturo Vega. The image would soon become the band's logo.
The lines "Gabba Gabba Hey" at the end of "Pinhead" were taken from the horror film Freaks, which the band saw in Cleveland, Ohio after
their gig was cancelled. Joey's brother Mickey Leigh said that it was specifically taken from the scene where "the midget groom does a dance
on the banquet table and sings 'Gobble gobble, we accept you, one of us' to his bride." The song is an audience participation song, and
during live performances, Leigh appears on stage holding a sign that bore the text "Gabba Gabba Hey."
The album did not chart as well in the United States as its predecessor, peaking at number 148 on the Billboard 200. It was, however, the
band's first album to chart on the UK Albums Chart, debuting at number 45
Peter Don't Care (January 2017)
|"I wrote most of the stuff I contributed at my
apartment in Forest Hills, before I left and
moved back to a place in the city. I had no amp
at home, just an electric guitar. I recorded it
onto a cassette and played that back at
rehearsal. We had better production, we were
playing a little faster, and we had a lot of songs
accumulated. We were in really good shape for
that album." - Joey Ramone
|"The Ramones' second album contains 14
songs, all around two minutes long. So did
their first. They have lost none of their
intensity, and if to "leave home" implies a
certain broadening of experience, its main
evidence on the new record is an occasional
use of harmony and the boys' discovery of
carbona ("Carbona Not Glue"), a substitute for
airplane glue in getting high.
The Ramones are as direct and witty as
before. They've also lost just a pinch of their
studied rawness: whether this is a sign of
maturity or sellout is a matter for debate. The
Ramones make rousing music and damn good
jokes, but they're in a bind: the hard rock of
this group is so pure it may be perceived as a
freak novelty by an awful lot of people."
ROLLING STONE (review from '77)
To your left the NME Review from '77