Ramones: Rocket To Russia LP
The Ramones issued Rocket To Russia, their second album of the calendar year and third overall, in November 1977 capping off one of the biggest years in the history of punk-rock. Packing all the muscle of their first two outings, it ups the ante in the hook department and features some of the band's best-known material including "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker," "Teenage Lobotomy" and "Rockaway Beach" along with signature covers of "Do You Wanna Dance?" and "Surfin' Bird." Rocket To Russia would serve as the last album ever recorded by all four founding members, as drummer Tommy Ramone left the band in 1978 to focus on writing and producing.