Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of Leave Home by the Ramones, signed in 1979 by all four then-current bandmembers – Joey, Johnny, Dee, and Marky.
This is the original withdrawn version of the LP that contains the track “Carbona Not Glue.” Also included is a ticket stub from the band’s November 16, 1979 show at The Palace in Houston, Texas, and a flyer promoting “Joey for President” that was distributed at the show.
An acquaintance of ours acquired the autographs at this show and we obtained the album from him ten days later.
About this copy: This copy of Leave Home is a 1977 U.S. pressing on the Sire label, pressed at Columbia’s Santa Maria pressing plant.
The cover is VG++ with a couple of tiny tears on the front and trace corner wear. There is a saw mark on the spine.
The album has been signed on the front cover by Joey (blue ballpoint,) Johnny, Dee Dee, and Marky (all in thin black marker.)
The custom inner sleeve is VG+, with a 1″ (2 cm) split at the bottom edge.
The disc is VG++ with a couple of light sleeve scuffs. It’s a clean disc that has had little play.
This comes from our own collection; we’ve had this since 1979. It’s a beauty.
Background: Released in 1977, Leave Home was the second album by the Ramones.
The album reached #45 on the UK chart and #148 on the U.S. chart.
Shortly after release, the album was withdrawn and the track “Carbona Not Glue” was replaced with “Sheena is a Punk Rocker.”
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…. 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.
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|Year of Release:||1977|