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Customer Reviews

Amazing! Must have for any fan of the modern punk scene.

Became a fan of Op Ivy's music after being a Rancid fan for many years. This is a great introduction of Tim Armstrongs writing ability. And essential album for any Rancid fan, its just a pity Op Ivy had such a short lifespan.

Op Ivy

Awesome collection of the 1st EP and LP. Amazing band, my love of this album is only tempered by the slew of second rate ska/punk imitations that followed in Op Ivy's wake. In my opinion much better than Rancid but the I'm an old git.


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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