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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Operation Ivy - Hectic

Released : 1988
Recorded : September, 1987 at Sound and Vision Studios, San Francisco, California
Genre : Hardcore punk, ska punk
Length : 10:31
Label : Lookout!
Producer : Operation Ivy, Larry Livermore

Hectic was the debut EP by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was released in 1988 through Lookout! Records. The EP is credited as one of the first ska-core records. First it was released by itself, then later released with their only studio album Energy.
Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout!) has said that Lookout! was formed solely to release an Operation Ivy record. Lookout! Records was in fact started with simply a PO Box in order to release records by Livermore's own band, The Lookouts, this was said to emphasize Operation Ivy's importance in Lookout! Records' catalog.


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