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You Don't Have This Record, Why Not?

This Operation Ivy collection is among the most essential recordings in punk rock history (whatever that may mean to you). This album stands on equal footing with Minor Threat: "Complete Discography", The Germs: "M.I.A.", Black Flag: "The First Four Years", and so on. Whether or not you like Rancid makes no difference because OP IV stands on their own among the swell of great 1980's punk bands. Nuff said.

de bons souvenirs

Du punk de garage à l'état pur. Mais on sent le talent derrière le manque de moyen. Quelle énergie!

The countless many of times I bought this album...

Man-o-man ... how many times did I have to re-buy this album because it "disappeard" from my posession and then re-appeared in many different friends' collection ... haha. And man - this album was soooooo hard to find!

One of the best punk albums of all time! 10 out of 5 stars :)


Formed: May, 1987 in Berkeley, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s

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...
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