17,682 total votes
Operation Ivy

Operation Ivy

Operation Ivy, sometimes called "Op Ivy," was an American ska punk band, from Berkeley, California formed in May 1987. The band was stylistically important as one of the first bands to mix the elements of hardcore punk and ska into a new amalgam called ska punk and was critical to the emergence of Lookout Records and the so-called "East Bay Sound." The band's name was derived from the Operation Ivy series of nuclear tests in 1952. Although the band released just one full length album before breaking up in May 1989, Operation Ivy is well remembered as the direct antecedent of the popular band Rancid and for wielding a lasting stylistic influence over numerous other ... more on Wikipedia

Operation Ivy is ranked on...

#28 of 287 People who voted for Operation Ivy... People Age 30 to 49 are 2x more likely to vote for this The Best Punk Bands Of All Time 554.7k VOTES The subject of who is the greatest punk band has fueled argument and debate for decades. Punk and punk inspired musical acts...
#9 of 38 Punk Bands with the Best Lyrics 31.9k VOTES When punk began in New York City, the only connecting thread in a cacophony of disparate sounds from the likes of ...
#5 of 41 The Best Bands Named After Flowers 657 VOTES Bands get their names from all sorts of different inspirations. Some go with animals as part of their name; others choose mo...
#95 of 100 The Best Punk Rock Bands & Artists 46.5k VOTES During the mid-1970s, punk rock emerged from places like New York City and London as a response to the bloated nature of pro...
#17 of 299 The Best Hardcore Punk Bands 165.4k VOTES This hardcore punk bands list ranks the best hardcore bands and musicians by votes. This list of good hardcore punk bands ...
#17 of 100 The Best Skate Punk Bands 177.3k VOTES This skate punk bands list ranks the best skate punk bands and musicians by votes. This list of top skate punk groups let’s ...
#1 of 84 The Best Ska Punk Bands of All Time 25.9k VOTES Combining elements of ska music and hardcore punk rock, ska punk first became popular in the late 1970s and was started in t...
#8 of 211 The Greatest Ska Bands of All Time 105.5k VOTES People may not realize this, but ska music originated in Jamaica in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Ska music's influence ra...

Operation Ivy is also found on...

California Punk Rock Bands List List of Famous Bands from Berkeley Lookout! Records Complete Artist Roster Hellcat Records Complete Artist Roster California Ska Bands List List of Famous Bands from San Francisco Bay Area