I have no idea how many reviews I wrote when I was freelancing for Goldmine from 1986-2006. But trust me: I wrote a lot of them. I still have the clippings in a very, very tall stack, but I didn't save digital copies. So I was kinda surprised to come across this one on the ol' hard drive, reviewing Rhino's CD reissues of the first four Ramones albums:
The reissue returns the wonderful Carbona Not Glue" to its rightful place on Leave Home. The song was included on the earliest pressings of the album, but soon removed in response to threats of legal action from the manufacturers of Carbona Spot Remover--good to have it back where it belongs! Rhino has also included the sublime "Babysitter," one of The Ramones' best-ever power pop tunes, originally issued on the U.K. version of Leave Home, and subsequently used as the non-LP B-side of the U.S. "Do You Wanna Dance" single in '78.