Operation Ivy was an American punk rock band from Berkeley, California formed in May 1985. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to mix the elements of hardcore punk and ska into a new amalgam called ska punk and was critical to the emergence of Lookout Records and the so-called "East Bay Sound. The band's name was derived from the Operation Ivy series of nuclear tests in 1952.
Energy is the only studio album by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was originally released on vinyl and cassette in May 1989 through Lookout! Records with the catalog number LK 010. Although the album itself has never been released on CD, all of the tracks were featured on the career-spanning compilation Operation Ivy issued by Lookout in 1991.
Operation Ivy existed for only two years, during which time they changed the DNA of punk music forever by merging hardcore velocity with peppy two-step rhythms, resulting in an often imitated (but never duplicated) sound. This album compiles their brief-but-brilliant original discography into one document, showcasing guitarist Tim Armstrong’s herky-jerk riffs on tracks like Take Warning, and displaying singer Jesse Michaels’ sincere pleas for dancing instead of violence on the party-starting Unity. Operation Ivy existed for only two years, during which time they changed the DNA of punk music forever by merging hardcore velocity with peppy two-step rhythms, resulting in an often imitated (but never duplicated) sound.
Operation Ivy was a highly influential ska/punk band that originated from the East Bay of San Francisco (in Berkeley) and was active from 1987 through 1989.
About Operation Ivy. The album that is often referred to as Energy is actually a self-titled re-release of the 19 track alum released on Lookout! Records in 1989 along with the tracks from Hectic and Turn It Around. This version of the album was released by Lookout! Records in 1991 and again in 2007 by Hellcat Records. Operation Ivy Q&A.
Operation ivy lyrics. sort by album sort by song. EP: "Plea for Peace" (1992). album: "Operation Ivy (Energy)" (1989).
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Lyrics By – Jesse*, Lint
|10||One Of These Days
Written-By – Traditional
|11||Gonna Find You||1:52|
Lyrics By, Vocals [Sung By] – Lint
|17||Room Without A Window||1:31|
|20||Junkie's Runnin' Dry||2:03|
|21||Here We Go Again
Written-By [Intro], Vocals [Intro Sung By] – Lint
|23||Yellin' In My Ear||1:31|
|27||I Got No||1:15|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Lookout! Records LLC
- Recorded At – Sound And Vision
- Mixed At – Dancing Dog Studios
- Recorded At – Dangerous Rhythm
- Mixed At – Dangerous Rhythm
- Mastered At – K Disc Mastering
- Published By – Sixty-Nine Newport Music
- Published By – Spy Rock Tunes
- Bass, Vocals – Matt McCall
- Drums, Vocals – Dave Mello
- Engineer, Mixed By – Kevin Army
- Guitar, Vocals – Lint
- Layout [Cd Construction By] – John Yates
- Liner Notes – J.*
- Photography By – Murray Bowles
- Photography By [Booklet Rear Panel] – Ashley
- Photography By [Liner Card] – Ken 'No Idea'
- Photography By [Matt Photo On Page 15] – Vivian Saykes
- Producer – Kevin Army, Operation Ivy
- Remastered By – John Golden, Kevin Army
- Songwriter [Songs Written By] – Mello*, Michaels*, Freeman*, Operation Ivy, Armstrong*
- Vocals – Jesse*
Notes"Features previously released material from the Energy album, the Hectic 7" EP & the Turn It Around compilation EP."
Track 1-19 are from the album "Energy" (Lookout 10)
Recorded January 1989 at Sound and Vision, San Francisco, Calif.
Mixed at Dancing Dog, Emeryville, Calif.
Tracks 20-25 are from the 7" EP "Hectic" (Lookout 3)
Recorded and mixed November 1987 at Dangerous Rhythm, Oakland, Calif.
Tracks 26-27 are from the double 7" EP compilation "Turn In Around" (Maximum Rock'n'Roll 2)
Recorded and mixed September 1987 at Dangerous Rhythm, Oakland, Calif.
CD remastering at K-Disc, Hollywood, Calif., February 1991
Armstrong/Freeman published by Sixty-Nine Newport Music (BMI)
Mello/Michaels published by Spy Rock Tunes (ASCAP).
In the booklet after the "I Got No" lyrics the ⓟ date is 1989.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 7 63361 00102 3
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L791
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2D4F
- Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 2D1T
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): *LK10̷CD* 157612-W1-7236-A
- Matrix / Runout (Variant 2 & 3): *LK10̷CD* 157612-2W2-1863-A
|LOOKOUT 10CD||Operation Ivy||Operation Ivy (CD, Comp, RM)||Lookout! Records||LOOKOUT 10CD||US||1991|
|1548||Operation Ivy||Operation Ivy (Cass, Comp, Unofficial)||Not on Label (Operation Ivy)||1548||Russia||Unknown|
|Lookout 10CD||Operation Ivy||Operation Ivy (CD, Comp, RM, RP)||Lookout! Records||Lookout 10CD||US||Unknown|
|Lookout 10c||Operation Ivy||Operation Ivy (Cass, Comp, RM)||Lookout! Records||Lookout 10c||US||1991|
|86893-2||Operation Ivy||Operation Ivy (CD, Comp, RM)||Hellcat Records||86893-2||US||2007|