Operation Ivy: Classic or Dud?

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Classic, right?

RIGHT?

I am going to start wearing my op ivy shirt again.

Ian c=====8 (orion), Saturday, 12 June 2004 03:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh no, horrible memories of unsuitable women!

AdamL :') (nordicskilla), Saturday, 12 June 2004 03:41 (fifteen years ago) link

dude, i wear mine with CAMOSHORTZ

Jon in R'lyeh (ex machina), Saturday, 12 June 2004 03:47 (fifteen years ago) link

d-u-d-d DUD!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Saturday, 12 June 2004 03:48 (fifteen years ago) link

I like select tracks like "Healthy Body, Sick Mind" and "Sound System," but they could never sustain my interest for too long. Also, dud for all the crappy bands they inspired.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Saturday, 12 June 2004 03:51 (fifteen years ago) link

Wonderful memories of unsuitable punker girls!

I barely remember what they sounded like, but the album on Lookout mostly bored me to death. "Unity" and "Sound System" were pretty good, as was the first Suicide Machines album, where they just ripped off the good parts of OpIvy.
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miloauckerman (miloauckerman), Saturday, 12 June 2004 04:22 (fifteen years ago) link

all i know is that i don't know nothin'

pretty classic if yr fifteen

roger adultery (roger adultery), Saturday, 12 June 2004 04:28 (fifteen years ago) link

one of the better ska classics, but who listens to any ska after 1983 who isn't in a ska band that will soon kick out their horn players to go all punky?

Andrzej B. (Andrzej B.), Saturday, 12 June 2004 05:28 (fifteen years ago) link

My 13 year-old mind thought this was the greatest thing it had ever heard.

Debito (Debito), Saturday, 12 June 2004 08:53 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, I reckon roger and debito are otm. I haven't listened to that album since I was in high school, but man, that was really the shit back then. Now I guess it'd be more nostalgia than anything else.

OCP (OCP), Saturday, 12 June 2004 15:13 (fifteen years ago) link

jessie michaels dad was my favorite fiction worship professor ever! he died last year. for this reason alone OpIvy get a pass.

kyle (akmonday), Saturday, 12 June 2004 15:31 (fifteen years ago) link

My 13 year-old mind thought this was the greatest thing it had ever heard.

-- Debito, June 12th, 2004.

Same here, but some of their songs still rock.
Search: Knowledge, Soundsystem, Missionary, Here We Go Again, Artificial Life
Destroy: that fucking song about jumping in bushes, I can't remember what its called. (just remembered: Hedgecore. Destroy Hedgecore.)

They did have lots of dumb songs, inspired horrible bands, and losers wear their t-shirt, but damned if I don't still have a soft spot for them.

Zach Ayres (Z_Ayres), Saturday, 12 June 2004 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

They're great for what they were. I say classic (I'm not gonna judge a band for their shit imitators).

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 12 June 2004 18:51 (fifteen years ago) link

if this band continues to sound good after 16 you probably took a serious wrong turn somewhere

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 12 June 2004 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

poopyhead.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 12 June 2004 19:00 (fifteen years ago) link

GOOD MUSIC TO LISTEN TO IF YOU LIVE IN YOUR PARENTS' BASEMENT

deanomgwtf!!!p%3Fmsgid%3D4581997 (deangulberry), Saturday, 12 June 2004 20:27 (fifteen years ago) link

IAN LET'S PLAY A NOISE SHOW BOTH WEARING OP IVY SHIRTS KTHX

Jon in R'lyeh (ex machina), Saturday, 12 June 2004 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

OPERATION WHITEY

deanomgwtf!!!p%3Fmsgid%3D4581997 (deangulberry), Saturday, 12 June 2004 21:17 (fifteen years ago) link

GOOD MUSIC TO LISTEN TO IF YOU LIVE IN YOUR PARENTS' BASEMENT

haha i DO live in my parents basement! so there ya go cochise!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 12 June 2004 21:58 (fifteen years ago) link

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IAN LET'S PLAY A NOISE SHOW BOTH WEARING OP IVY SHIRTS KTHX
-- Jon in R'lyeh (○☆♥♋∼◎↑Ω...), June 12th, 2004.


OPERATION WHITEY
-- deanomgwtf!!!p%3Fmsgid%3D4581997 (ilx_omg_wt...), June 12th, 2004.


hey you guys are reaaly clever youwanna come over and play some d & d?

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 12 June 2004 22:02 (fifteen years ago) link

GURPS

Jon in R'lyeh (ex machina), Saturday, 12 June 2004 23:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Apparently Vin Diesel is a big d&d fan.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 12 June 2004 23:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Gamma World

jack cole (jackcole), Saturday, 12 June 2004 23:10 (fifteen years ago) link

"Apparently Vin Diesel is a big d&d fan. "

well, i'm not, being such a badass and all.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Saturday, 12 June 2004 23:11 (fifteen years ago) link

i will see your D&D and raise you a vampire: the masquerade???

Ian c=====8 (orion), Saturday, 12 June 2004 23:44 (fifteen years ago) link

if only Vin had got his rap career off the ground in the 80s.

jack cole (jackcole), Sunday, 13 June 2004 00:09 (fifteen years ago) link

Surely Jon's recent R'lyeh name-change implies a fondness for Call of Cthulhu? GURPS freaks me the fuck out. Also Op Ivy > The Clash.

adam (adam), Sunday, 13 June 2004 00:42 (fifteen years ago) link

adam you need to put down the pipe

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 13 June 2004 00:43 (fifteen years ago) link

PUT IT DOWN

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Sunday, 13 June 2004 00:43 (fifteen years ago) link

PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! PICK IT UP! SKA SKA SKA

Jon in R'lyeh (ex machina), Sunday, 13 June 2004 00:56 (fifteen years ago) link

XTC > TEH CLASH

Jon in R'lyeh (ex machina), Sunday, 13 June 2004 00:57 (fifteen years ago) link

I remember going to SMASH in D.C. and buying a Specials t-shirt, a Bosstones t-shirt, and an Operation Ivy t-shirt. Then I bought some ox-blood docs.

Does any of this mean anything to a 13 year-old today?

Debito (Debito), Sunday, 13 June 2004 01:03 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, the Specials invented ska -- or was it Madness?

jack cole (jackcole), Sunday, 13 June 2004 01:08 (fifteen years ago) link

less than jake invented ska in 1994

Jon in R'lyeh (ex machina), Sunday, 13 June 2004 01:13 (fifteen years ago) link

I'm glad we cleared that up.

Debito (Debito), Sunday, 13 June 2004 01:30 (fifteen years ago) link

actually it was save ferris who created it in a lab while collaborating with goldfinger. the first few tries looked like the aborted ripley clones from alien resurrection.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 13 June 2004 04:02 (fifteen years ago) link

HEY CYNICKUHL ASSWHOLES I LIVE IN A HOWSS I OWKN AND TYHIS IS THE BEST MUZIC YOU COULDD POSSIBLLY LITSTNE TO WHILST RAPING WHAT WAS A YARD INTO A BEEYOOTIFULL GARDEN ASSSHAT! HEALTHY BODDY SICK MIND TOO HECTIC TOO HETCIC WORKING OVERTIME! SO THERE!

(OMG DON"T Clikc rettrun)

nickalicious (nickalicious), Sunday, 13 June 2004 07:25 (fifteen years ago) link

nickalicious be on teh drugs or somesuch

christhamrin (christhamrin), Sunday, 13 June 2004 07:49 (fifteen years ago) link

ROOM WITHOUT A WINDOW CANT SEE OUT
ROOM WITHOUT A WINDOW
CANT SEE OUT CANT SEE OUT

(AKA YOU ARE FUCKTARD LAME)

nickalicious (nickalicious), Sunday, 13 June 2004 08:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow. "Gamma World".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 13 June 2004 13:13 (fifteen years ago) link

nickalicious: +2, funny

Ian c=====8 (orion), Sunday, 13 June 2004 18:58 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...
OMG I was so drunk at 4:25 & 5:06 AM EST. CAUTION IS A WORD THAT I CAN'T UNDERSTAND.

*makes saving throw*

the doaple gonger (nickalicious), Thursday, 7 September 2006 13:43 (twelve years ago) link

OMG I'm gonna try to do this from memory:

the
po-
sition being taken
is not to be mistaken
for attempted accusation
or righteous indignation
only a [something that ends in -ation]
blah blah something
OF OUR DEGENERATION

the doaple gonger (nickalicious), Thursday, 7 September 2006 13:45 (twelve years ago) link

i think its "only a description, just an observation, of the pitiful condition"

wow this was my favorite band in 9th grade. i dont think i listened to anything else for about two and a half months. and i havent returned since.

max (maxreax), Thursday, 7 September 2006 15:40 (twelve years ago) link

apparently Rancid is now finally doing Op Ivy songs on their current tour

pinder (pinder), Thursday, 7 September 2006 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

That desperate now, are they?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 7 September 2006 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

classic

chaki (chaki), Thursday, 7 September 2006 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

classic.

I have been listening to Op Ivy lately which is something I haven't done since H.S. when I pretty much listened to them every single morning on the bus for my entire senior year. I think it still holds up for what it was and it's good spring/summer listening. <3

EN Save-A-Ken BB (ENBB), Saturday, 4 April 2009 01:49 (ten years ago) link

i like op ivy, but man o man, i was irritated in high school by the neverending parade of op ivy t-shirts. in mid-90s southern california they were standard issue. that and bad religion t-shirts. not sure if the people who wore them even owned the albums.

tylerw, Saturday, 4 April 2009 01:53 (ten years ago) link

hahaha. First band shirt I ever bought and yeah, that was in the mid-90s but on LI. In my girls catholic HS though I was the only one.

EN Save-A-Ken BB (ENBB), Saturday, 4 April 2009 01:56 (ten years ago) link

yeah i think it was a weird regional phenomenon ... like at some point kids graduated from offspring/green day shirts to op ivy and bad religion. and then maybe pennywise/NOFX. and then sublime/bob marley.

tylerw, Saturday, 4 April 2009 01:59 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

classic, but the moment Brad Nowell heard them and went "y'know, I think I can do this too", Tim Armstrong shoulda sent him in a pane of glass into outer space

Neanderthal, Sunday, 7 August 2011 03:59 (seven years ago) link

whatever, dude

this album is great tho ive been revisiting it lately & surprisingly still so great

uh oh whats your fantasy (flopson), Sunday, 7 August 2011 07:54 (seven years ago) link

"Take Warning" is awesome

Neanderthal, Sunday, 7 August 2011 16:45 (seven years ago) link

Classic, and I agree with the folks upthread saying they fit almost perfectly when you're in your mid-teens. Prone to digging out the odd song during fits of nostalgia still.

Mr Andy M, Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:58 (seven years ago) link

three years pass...

ALL I KNOW IS THAT I DON'T KNOOOOOW

ALL I KNOW IS THAT I DON'T KNOW NOTHIN

ALL I KNOW IS THAT I DON'T KNOOOOOW

ALL I KNOW IS THAT I DON'T KNOW NOTHIN

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:22 (four years ago) link

i was listening to this this morning on my way to work iirc and I do

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:30 (four years ago) link

i was just going to post about getting an OI shirt HS but I see upthread that I did that FIVE YEARS AGO OY

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:31 (four years ago) link

oi oi oi

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:43 (four years ago) link

everybody otm in this thread on listening to em on the bus when yr 13

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:34 (four years ago) link

four years pass...

skanking hard rn ty strongo

j., Friday, 10 May 2019 14:54 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

op ivy is a wonderful band, revisiting and feeling enriched as a former angsty teen who needed to hear music like this

global tetrahedron, Friday, 28 June 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

everyone who shit on op ivy in this thread are a jerk and can't remember what it's like to feel like you belong as a stupid high school kid who was in band (so ska is what you thought was cool)

global tetrahedron, Friday, 28 June 2019 18:36 (two weeks ago) link

stop calling ska punk "ska"

but yeah Op Ivy is good ska punk tbf

Colonel Poo, Friday, 28 June 2019 18:46 (two weeks ago) link


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