Monday, November 30, 2009

Ramones - "Carbona Not Glue"

Many people assume the song "Carbona Not Glue" by the Ramones (performed here live) was pulled from their 1977 album Leave Home due to complaints from the Carbona stain removal company. (After all, the boys are singing about sniffing the company's product).

Not so, according to Wikipedia. "Carbona" was pulled because Tony Morris, the managing director of Sire Records' British distributor, felt the song was a little too pro substance abuse. (Oddly enough, "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" from their previous album was spared controversy.)

The song was still too hot in 1992 when it appeared uncredited on the band's Loco Live CD

The song magically re-appeared - sans controversy - in Rhino's CD reissue of Leave Home.