Among the best Sound System - Operation Ivy - Energy of the rightfully maligned ska-punk genre, Operation Ivy 's Energy is an unsurpassed, highly intelligent, extremely fun record.
At the pinnacle of the East Bay punk scene, Operation Ivy sadly fizzled out just before the record was released, but left their mark and are frequently cited as an inspiration to all the bands that came later and played the same sort of The Procession - Limiter - The Aurora Project, though never as well.
The result, on this, their only full-length, was an album full of classic anthems that every one of their rabid fans at Berkeley's Gilman Street used to sing along to at their packed shows. From "Knowledge," a song covered by Green Dayto "Bankshot," a fantastic ska instrumental, to "One of These Days," a punk rock reworking of Nancy Sinatra 's "These Boots Are Made for Walking," to the incisive political commentary of "Gonna Find You" and "Freeze Up," Energy succeeds in combining all sorts of elements into a thoroughly rewarding knockout of a record.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Operation Ivy. Sound System. Take Warning. One of These Days. Gonna Find You. Bad Town. Freeze Up. Artificial Life. Room Without a Window. Big City. Junkie's Running Dry. Here We Go Again. Yellin' in My Ear. Sleep Long. Healthy Body. I Got No.
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