Band: Operation Ivy
Release Date: January 1993
Music Genre: Punk Rock Ska
Label: Karma Kredit Records
Release Country: Canada
Record Type: 11 Tracks CD
Defunct ska-punk band from Berkeley, California. Formed in May 1987, the band was only together for two years, breaking up in 1989 after being offered a major label deal by EMI. Members Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman (2) went on to form Downfall (6), and later Rancid. Singer Jesse Michaels went on to Big Rig, Common Rider, and Classics Of Love. Original Lineup: Jesse Michaels - Vocals, Lint (Tim Armstrong) - Guitar, Matt McCall (Matt Freeman) - Bass, Dave Mello - Drums, Paul Bae - Saxophone (on selected recordings).
|1||Healthy Body (Uncut Version)||3:52|
|3||Plea For Peace||2:15|
Version with the standard Audio CD logo printed on disc.
Tracks 1-3 are rough mixes from the "Hectic" sessions (11-27-87).
Tracks 4-7 & 10 are "Gilman" demos (8-24-87).
Track 8 was recorded live on KSPC radio (3-17-88).
Track 9 was recorded live on WFMU radio (4-21-88).
Tracks 10 and 11 aren't listed on release
Mastered from 7 year old cassettes. "What You Hear Is What You Get".
This was produced by David Hayes from Lookout! and Very Small Records, here is his statement on his facebook page :
The crappy quality OPIV boots were starting to come out. I decided to do my own. These are FIRST generation tapes (I took my own tape deck to the recording session at Gilman Street.) Graphics, Photos, Backup vocals and Logo by me. Everyone was paid well."