is the second studio album by American punk rock
band the Ramones
. It was released on January 10, 1977, through Sire Records
, with the expanded CD being released through Rhino Entertainment
on 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 debut Ramones
and featured faster tempos
. The front photo was taken by Moshe Brakha and the back cover, which would become the band's logo, was designed by Arturo 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.