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Operation Ivy

One of the first bands to fuse revivalist ska with the energy and aggression of post-hardcore punk rock (after the Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Operation Ivy were also one of the few ska-punk bands to earn critical acclaim. Part of the reason was that they were one of the genre's innovators, possessed of a freshness that many of their imitators lacked, but their lyrics were often more intelligent and substantive as well. Thanks to their early breakup (the group was only together for two years), Operation Ivy became an enduring, even legendary influence in the neo-punk underground, especially after half of the band went on to hit it big in a new group, Rancid.

Operation Ivy were formed in Berkeley, CA, in May 1987 out of the ashes of several local bands. Lead singer Jesse Michaels, guitarist Lint (born Tim Armstrong), bassist Matt McCall (born Matt Freeman, renamed after the hero of the TV series The Equalizer), and drummer Dave Mello began playing extensively at the famed Gilman Street club, a center of the Bay Area's burgeoning punk revival scene. (Initially, they had no horn section, though sax player Paul Bae would later join them on selected recordings.) They quickly signed with the local punk label Lookout, and appeared on two compilations by the end of the year: the label sampler The Thing That Ate Floyd, and the Maximum Rock'n'Roll magazine sampler Turn It Around. In 1988, they released an EP titled Hectic and toured the country, playing small-scale punk venues.

With a budding reputation as an excellent live band, EMI offered Operation Ivy a major-label deal. Unsure of how to react to the prospect of success -- both because of their independent politics and local-mindedness -- the band chose to break up rather than compromise their intentions, playing their last show in May 1989. Their debut full-length album, Energy, was released on Lookout several months later, and became a touchstone of the third wave ska revival largely through word of mouth. Michaels went on to sing with Big Rig before leaving music; varying accounts hold that he became either a Buddhist monk or a Central American missionary, and may have returned to the U.S. to work for Lookout. Mello joined Schlong and then reunited briefly with Armstrong and Freeman in Downfall, which released an album on Lookout in 1995. Armstrong and Freeman, reverting to their real names, formed Rancid in 1991; their Clash-inspired punk and ska helped make them one of the most popular bands of the '90s punk revival, after Green Day and the Offspring. ~ Steve Huey
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Track List: Operation Ivy

1. Knowledge

2. Sound System

3. Jaded

4. Take Warning

5. The Crowd

6. Bombshell

7. Unity

8. Vulnerability

9. Bankshot

10. One Of These Days

11. Gonna Find You

12. Bad Town

13. Smiling

14. Caution

15. Freeze Up

16. Artificial Life

17. Room Without A Window

18. Big City

19. Missionary

20. Junkies Runnin' Dry

21. Here We Go Again

22. Hoboken

23. Yellin' In My Ear

24. Sleep Long

25. Healthy Body

26. Officer

27. I Got No

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F**king RAD!!! Haven't heard this in a long time
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Good stuff kiddies
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Op Ivy isn't D.K., D.K isn't screeching weasel, Screeching Weasel isn't U.K. Bombs. But they're all punk. If you don't like it or agree, well, f**k you.
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Op Ivy was a great band!!! Many bands happened because of them. Many more things came of it. Yes, Rancid... Closest, US version ( not replacement) of the Clash. Ask and find a better, its not a contest. There aren't any " bands" anymore...
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Pretty sure that's not how it happened. But with the band's "at that time", you're missing a lot...
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I think thay are pretty good ��
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Amazing band!
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Who care " how punk" it is? Arguing about that is probably the "least punk" thing ever. Punk is being who you are and expressing yourself. Like what you like, be who you are. It's the "most punk" thing you can do. P.S. Op Ivy is awesome
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Lae420 UNBELIEVABLE ? ' ! ? R u still the age your parents monitor your online use? How is this punk????how is it not. Were u born anywhere near that time you'd have seen they were the 1st w/ Fishbone & later Nofx to combine Ska, reggae and punk learning specifically from their idols The Clash, is The Clash not punk? Punk isn't how fast u play , how many tattoos you have or like your favorite Blink 182 how cute u r. Is Rancid not punk. Punk is not knowing how to play ur instruments at 1st but the pa
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Wtf. I can't believe all the stupid retards that commented on here. I would say that if u were born after op ivys album, u can't have a real opinion, but that's not true, my kids are 15,18,21, and they love good real punk s**t. Op ivy got f**ked by big music , go figure. We're lucky to have had them at all. And rancid had mohawks forever. Trying to hard, someone said? U r kidding, right? Tim Armstrong would f**k u off, u lame a** inbred f**k. Nothing like op ivy, rancid, Droppkick, sick of it al
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F**k yea fuckn riht
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;)
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who feels it knows it. #getouttamyw a y a n d o f f a m y l a w n
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Bosstones formed together in 84 and are still playing. Op ivy formed in 89 and broke up in 90
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How is it one of the first bands.... after the Bosstones? What? The Bosstones were 90's, OpIvy was 80's. Jesse Michaels still makes music, and after Greenday and Offspring... again with the not knowing time. Rancid first, Offspring and Greenday after. Does Pandora pay these s**tty writers to not get anything right?
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How is it One of the first bands.... after the Bosstones. What? The Bosstones were 90's, OpIvy was 80's. Jesse Michaels still makes music, and after Greenday and Offspring... again with the not knowing time. Rancid first, Offspring and Greenday after. Does Pandora pay these s**tty writers to not get anything right?
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Awesome
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Why no mention of, Classics of Love? A great band, fronted by Jesse, and active as recently as 2012.
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Alot of homosexual frustration
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gac1101
How about giving Fishbone a liiiittttle credit for starting the genre.. nothing from these guys compares to what Fishbone has been doing since like '80. Norwood Fisher practically taught Flea how to play bass. Unfortunatel y Fishbone never reached the level of commercial success of many of their peers. BUT they all OWE them!
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A band that just a small list should make that really f**king caught a generation, that really f**king let there music speak to you, and if you have f**king ears and you know how to actually f**king use them. Well then you'd be hearing operation til this day and into the future. I feel bad for kids and adults who weren't able to get to here them. Or get whatever it is I'm trying to f**king say here! The guys were before there generation thought outside the box and its why they got new fans to
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If you dis this band you are just part of the crowd...you need to be part of the gathering instead! Figure it out. Big ups to those who didn't need to look it up! :-)
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Best f**king band
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Ok come on guys their ok but they only one album
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Jesse Michaels later recorded two albums as the lead singer of Common Rider, among other projects.
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this isnt accurate. If it was in 1987 they started. They were one of the last Ska/punk bands.
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How is this punk Pandora? Seriously it is poppy ska s**t!
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joeamos28
THEY GAVE IT THEIR ALL, AND IN TURN BROUGHT US PUNK LOVERS, OVER A DECADE OF GREAT MUSIC, SHOWS, AND AND PROBABLY SOME STORIES THAT SHOULDNT BE TOLD, LOL.
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F**k all u kids this was the s**t when u we're just a squirt in your dadys shorts
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Great band, but it is funny how every kid who wants to be a real punk buys the OP IV T-Shirt, like I did.
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Mohawks are a punk staple, like a leather jacket, boots, a s**t ton of studs and some tatts. The only one who gets away without that stuff is Henry Rollins
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peter.s.bogo s i a n
Moo obviously is retarded. They had Mohawks before they were cool. Do even know what true punk/ska is? F**king mainstream f**k. Go listen to Taylor swift f*g!!!!!!
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Hey moomoo007... pull your head out of that cow vag and get a life you racist inbreed moron...
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Rancid sucks. Any band with mo-hawks is trying too hard.
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I find it hilarious how smug and snarky some of the comments are. They sound like the least punk things you can say. Its like some dude syaing I've named my kid ronald reagan and I'm punk. Like fan girls arguing over what ever that twilight team bullshit
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I don't know why the Bosstones are getting so much s**t here. No one's actually explained why they're so bad. Listen to Devil's Night Out again, they're no worse or less punk than Op Ivy.
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The energy and raw emotion of Op Ivy will never be duplicated, however their music has been a good influence to many bands that came later.
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LONG LIVE OPERATION IVY! enjoy the raw energy and greatest cause it will never happen again with how music is going now. sham on you big record company. you ruined music and turned them into p**sys
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Why have that snide comment about the Bosstones? Not only are they not similar to Operation Ivy, they are lame.
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Follow for follow (Please read my bio)
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When I heard this in the late 80's. I knew something was up .
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Brutal
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Punk rock is awesome my favorite 3 punk bands are operation ivy rancid and the misdits
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pinklysmooth 2 8
So good
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I'd prefer Operation Ivy over Rancid any day of the week. Rancid is a good band but Operation Ivy was better. Both bands have put out great music. Operation Ivy still takes the cake.
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md.eric
@ Kellie some of op ivy guys later formed the band rancid BUT they are NOT the same.. thats like saying wings is the same as the beatles.. fail
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These guys are rancid btw
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maloneut
Bosstones in the same conversation ? You should be ashamed.
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Love them always... deeper lyrics than most ever cared to delve into?.. Sound System!!!
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-*It's Alive* Great Great Post!
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