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Hellcat Records will release a remastered self-titled album from iconic ska-punk group Operation Ivy on November 6th. Originally distributed by Lookout! Records as a compilation in 1991, which sold in excess of 500,000 copies, Operation Ivy features the group's only LP (Energy) as well as their 7" EP (Hectic) and two songs from the 7" EP compilation Turn It Around. Remastered by ... Read more in Amazon's Operation Ivy Store

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  • Audio CD (6 Nov 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hellcat Records
  • ASIN: B000W7Y2O6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,585 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Pre dating rancid and green day this should be in every modern punks must have arsenal of music. Even today, green day still play a cover of Knowledge. If you like this then have a look for anything by MLC.
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A Classic Must Own 17 Nov 2007
By Casey Ratcliff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For anyone who appreciate punk rock and it multi-faceted offspring (not the band), just know this must be in your collection.

I've owned this album for the better part of 12-15 years. I've listened to it more times than I can count, know every word, every guitar lick, so I can't really come into this as someone who just discovered this. If you like punk from the late 80's early 90's then this album is an essential collection of on of the first ska influenced punk bands. Members of Operation Ivy went on to form Rancid, and the lesser-known Common Rider. These guys are basically a grandfather band, of the era where punk rock was trying to become socially aware and set their eyes on changing the world on a social level rather than destroy it.

The sound quality is sketchy at best, as with most independent punk bands, these guys recorded great music in third-rate studios in under an hour. So you can't expect audiophile quality sound, and that would negate the DIY nature of the music. The quality is definitely listenable; it's the music that stands out. This album is a compilation of their various 7" EPs, some of which I own, though this CD is the most convenient way to listen to these guys on the go.

If you listen to punk you must own this album, if you're getting into punk, this is a great start.
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Requisite. 13 Feb 2008
By jeff! - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you are interested in punk rock music from any era, this album is a must-have. The sound quality it low, but it's incredibly punk rock, and these songs are really amazing (musically and lyrically) considering the fact that this was a young local band that only existed for 2 years. This is their one and only official release, so you get 27 songs, and every single one of them is incredible. Op Ivy has been profoundly influential (they were a major influence of Billie Joe of Green Day) and they were arguably the first band to combine punk rock with 2-Tone style second wave ska. Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman played guitar and bass for this band, and you may be aware that they went on to form another excellent (and slightly ska-influenced) punk band called RANCID, which is the main reason why this band suddenly got so popular years after their demise. Anyway, get this album any way you can, it is completely essentail punk rock listening.
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some of the best punk out there 12 Oct 2012
By runningdog - Published on Amazon.com
this is the entirety of what Operation Ivy put out...a couple of them went on to start rancid, and you can hear it in this. but this is a lot more raw. all the songs are two minutes or so, but with zero bullshit filler. awesome album
Pure Old School Punk/Ska at it's best 6 Jan 2009
By Bradley L. Beaulieu - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is one of those albums if you enjoy Punk/Ska that you have to own. I remember picking this album up at Vintage Vinyl in 1991 and playing it non stop till had had to get another copy because the first was worn/scratched to death.

You can tell that is was a prequel to Rancid, but is it different and exciting in its own way. I could only imagine what would have happened if they had stayed together.
No more Bad Town............... 14 April 2009
By B. Rosenthal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Here's a few that equal this one, London Calling, Setting Sons, Inflammable Material, you get the idea, absolutely essential stuff, you probably dig Rancid, NOFX, DKM's, etc.. so you start here, released in '89 before rock became trendy and faddish. Every tune rocks with abandon and the muscianship is first rate. 'nough said. If you don't own it by now, just keep spinning Radiohead.
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