As years pass, it will only become more apparent that the Ramones produced some of the best and influential rock songs. Few lyrics and fewer chords somehow found a way to establish so much.
The 2nd in the great trio of Ramones titles from 1976-77, Leave Home has been combined with a memorable 1976 west-coast gig. The 1-2 punch will simply knock you out.
Glad to See You Go, Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment, Suzy Is a Headbanger, Pinhead, and Commando will all have you chanting and dancing along. Oh Oh I Love Her So succeeds where others have not dared to tread - and yes, some of us do remember similar moments in our young, Queens, New York lives.
After getting in the mood, what better way to wrap up this experience but with a thunderous 16-track live performance where we can hear a virtual greatest hits of their early material. I was floored by the musical and historical weight of this disc, and have little doubt that you will as well.