Energy (album)


Energy (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Energy
Type = Album
Artist = Operation Ivy



Released = Original: 1989
CD: 1991
Recorded = September 1987 - January 1989
Genre = Ska punk, Hardcore punk
Length = 49:51
Label = Lookout!
Producer = Operation Ivy
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:hz6dtr59kl4x link]
Last album = "Hectic"
(1988)
This album = "Operation Ivy"
(1989)
Next album =

"Energy" is the only full album released by the ska punk band Operation Ivy. It has been cited as one of the most important albums of the ska punk genre. "Energy" was released twice, the second time with the addition of eight tracks. The original release (1989) was only nineteen tracks (the first nineteen listed below) and released only on Vinyl and Cassette. The 1991 CD release added tracks from other albums. Tracks twenty through twenty-five were originally on the Operation Ivy EP "Hectic", while the tracks "Officer" and "I Got No" were taken from the "Turn It Around" compilation. In 2004 Hellcat Records re-released the nineteen track version as a 12" LP picture disc.

In 2006, the album was ranked as the highest rated punk album of 1989 and 6th highest rated ever on Sputnikmusic. [ cite web | last = | first = | url = http://www.sputnikmusic.com/charts.php?genreid=3&year=1989&type=1 | title = Highest Rated Albums: 1989| format = HTML| work = Sputnikmusic | publisher = | accessmonthday = November 11 | accessyear = 2006]

Recording and style

Operation Ivy tried to record "Energy" at 924 Gilman Street but because of problems, they set out to record at Sound and Vision in San Francisco, in January 1989. Fact|date=January 2008 As did "Hectic", "Energy" had outtakes that were later put into a CD called "Unreleased Energy". "Energy" has been said to be more mature and less hardcore than "Hectic".Fact|date=January 2008

Influence and covers

"Energy" is widely regarded, along with "Destruction by Definition" by Suicide Machines, as a pivotal album of Ska-core. Many artists have covered the songs on "Energy" (and "Hectic"), including a compilation called "". The Leftover Crack song "Gay Rude Boys Unite" is a parody of "Unity" and "Yellin' In My Ear", and is an attack on the members of Operation Ivy and Rancid, as well as other members of the ska/punk community.

Track listing

All songs written by Operation Ivy except "One Of These Days" by Lee Hazlewood.
# "Knowledge" – 1:40
# "Sound System" – 2:14
# "Jaded" – 1:49
# "Take Warning" – 2:44
# "The Crowd" – 2:10
# "Bombshell" – 1:01
# "Unity" – 2:13
# "Vulnerability" – 1:58
# "Bankshot" – 1:30
# "One Of These Days" – 1:05
# "Gonna Find You" – 1:52
# "Bad Town" – 2:32
# "Smiling" – 1:44
# "Caution" – 1:23
# "Freeze Up" – 2:19
# "Artificial Life" – 2:03
# "Room Without a Window" – 1:31
# "Big City" – 2:14
# "Missionary" – 2:05
#*"Hectic" EP (added for CD rerelease)
#"Junkie's Runnin' Dry" – 2:03
#"Here We Go Again" – 2:04
#"Hoboken" – 1:10
#"Yellin' in my Ear" – 1:31
#"Sleep Long" – 2:06
#"Healthy Body" – 1:40
#*"Turn It Around" compilation (added for CD rerelease)
#"Officer" – 1:55
#"I Got No" – 1:15

Personnel

*Jesse Michaels - vocals
*Lint - guitar, vocals
*Matt McCall - bass, vocals
*Dave Mello - drums, vocals

*Paul Bae - saxophone
*John Golden - remastering
*Kevin Army - engineer, producer, remastering, mixing
*Murray Bowles - photography
*Vivian Saykes - photography

References


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