Leave Homeis the second studio album by Americanpunk rockband theRamones. It was released on January 10, 1977, throughSire Records, with the expanded CD being released throughRhino Entertainmenton June 19, 2001. Songs on the album were written immediately after the band's first album's writing process, which demonstrated the band's progression. The album had a higher production value than their debutRamonesand featured fastertempos. The front photo was taken by Moshe Brakha and the back cover, which would become the band's logo, was designed byArturo Vega. The album spawned three singles, but only one succeeded in charting. It was also promoted with several tour dates in the United States and Europe.
The songs inLeave Homeconcentrate on various themes, with the musical tones being diverse as well. Some tunes were more pop-oriented, while others, like "Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment" and "Pinhead" were loaded with distorted guitars and had a more punk rock sound. The song "Carbona Not Glue" was taken off the album because it potentially violated the trademark of the stain-removal productCarbona. The track was replaced with "Babysitter" in the United Kingdom and "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" in the United States (prior to its inclusion onRocket to Russia); both "Carbona" and "Babysitter" were included on the 2001 expanded edition.