Josh’s Musings – Leave Home

The Ramones – Leave Home: 3.5 stars

Precon: That they’re iconic but often poo-pooed as too simple, every song sounds the same, something to do with chords, etc. I remember getting really excited whenever the I Wanna Be Sedated video would come on when I was little. I’ve only heard the more popular songs, which seems to be a Record Club theme with me, so I’m looking forward to getting a whole album under my belt.

Favorite Track: Oh Oh I Love Her So. A nice ditty. The distance between this and my least favorite isn’t very far.
Least Favorite: Susy is a Headbanger, because the riff reminds me of the cheesey twangy riff in Footloose.

One good thing is that if you don’t like a song, don’t worry, it’s almost over. The next one isn’t much different, but hang on a minute, the album’s almost over.
Some of the songs, like What’s Your Game, actually have an oldies vibe.
The whole thing seems too cleaned up and slowed down. The songs are pleasant but unexciting, which is not what I expect from the Ramones. Maybe everything is tame by today’s standards. I’d like to hear a live show and see if there’s more energy there. If this album had some kind of nostalgic value I’m sure I’d like it a lot more.

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He may look like just an ordinary pizza flingin’ oven jockey, but no—this dude can lay the smack down with the bets of em’. He’s Josh, the "Brick Oven", and he’s the owner and head cook at Josh’s Joint. Who does he lay the smack down on exactly? His customers, that’s who. Order something the wrong way—catch a body blow. Ask for extra garlic in a rude manner—smack to your grill space. Walk into his joint like you own the place—your head goes through the soda fountain machine right quick. This motherfu*ker doesn’t mess around. He once gave a dude an atomic wedgie and stuffed his face in a toilet just for calling him “chief”. Come in his restaurant talkin’ bout, “can I get some garlic knots”, while he’s watching Judge Judy, and you just might get your ass handed to you with a side of Josh’s famous pizza sauce. If by some miracle you are able to duck his punches or fight off his attacks, you then might be invited to his afterhours fight club, which he holds in the back alley behind the restaurant.

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