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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Operation Ivy - Energy

Released : May, 1989
April, 1991
Recorded : September, 1987 - January, 1989 at Sound and Vision Studios, San Francisco, California
Genre : Hardcore punk, ska punk
Length : 49:51
Label : Lookout!, Hellcat
Producer : Operation Ivy, Larry Livermore

Energy is the only studio album by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was originally released only on vinyl and cassette in May 1989 through Lookout! Records. It was remastered and re-released on CD by Lookout! Records in 1991 as an eponymous release with an additional 8 tracks from the band's Hectic EP and the Maximumrocknroll double 7" compilation Turn It Around!. Energy has been cited as one of the most important albums of the ska punk genre.
In 2004, Hellcat Records re-released the original album as a 12" LP picture disc, and in 2007 re-released a remastered version of the self-titled CD.
In 2006, Energy was ranked as the highest rated punk album of 1989 and 6th highest rated ever on Sputnikmusic.

Tracks

1. Knowledge
2. Sound System
3. Jaded
4. Take Warning
5. The Crowd
6. Bombshell
7. Unity
8. Vulnerability
9. Bankshot
10.One Of Those Days
11.Gonna Find You
12.Bad Town
13.Smiling
14.Caution
15.Freeze Up
16.Artificial Life
17.Room Without A Window
18.Big City
19.Missionary


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