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Monday, 20 April 2015

Alphabet Beats #104: O is for...Operation Ivy

O is for....

Following on from yesterday's post spotlighting The OC Supertones, another Ska/Punk band also from California takes the spotlight and the curtain on the Letter O.

Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. 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. Although the band released just one full length album before breaking up in May 1989, Operation Ivy is well remembered as the direct antecedent of the popular band Rancid and for wielding a lasting stylistic influence over numerous other bands.

More Operation Ivy.
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1. Bombshell - Home Grown
2. Unity - Reel Big Fish
3. Big City - My Superhero
4. Bankshot - Pocket Lent
5. Yellin' In My Ear - The Blue Meanies
6. Sound System - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
7. Smiling - Teen Heroes
8. Take Warning - Long Beach Dub All-Stars
9. Healthy Body - Jeffries Fan Club
10. Freeze Up - The Hippos
11. The Crowd - Longfellow
12. Bad Town - Marshall Arts
13. Knowledge - The Aqaubats 

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