|Pick #9: The Ramones- Leave Home
Preconceived Notions: Besides The Sex Pistols, The Ramones are the most oft-mentioned from the original punk music movement. I’m expecting high energy, but really the most I’ve ever listened to from the Ramones was “Sheila is a punk rocker” and “I wanna be sedated”, which, let’s face facts, really only happened because of Jordan Catalano on My So-Called Life.
After Listening: Was it just me or did every song sound kind of similar? It’s a quick listen, and it wasn’t bad, it was just monotonous. It’s one of those, again, that makes sense in its historical context, I suppose, in terms of the music that it was in answer to, and the subsequent music that it inspired, but listening to it now, it sounds like garage rock, which is probably what thousands of teenagers did who heard it. I’m not necessarily a convert though. I do like that it doesn’t seem pretentious.
Favorite Track: California Sun, which is a cover, correct? Probably because it’s the most recognizable to me