Why did Op Ivy break up?

Why did Op Ivy break up?

Operation Ivy broke up due to the pressures of being offered a major label record deal, singer Jesse Michaels getting tired of the grind, guitarist Tim Armstrong’s increasing alcohol consumption, and a general feeling that it just wasn’t as fun anymore as when they first started.

How many records has Operation Ivy sold?

About Operation Ivy by Operation Ivy Originally distributed by Lookout! Records as a compilation in 1991, which sold in excess of 500,000 copies, Operation Ivy features the group’s only LP (Energy) as well as their 7″ EP (Hectic) and two songs from the 7″ EP compilation Turn It Around.

Who were Operation Ivy?

Jesse Michaels
Tim ArmstrongMatt FreemanDave MelloDrum Kit
Operation Ivy/Members

When did Operation Ivy come out?

Energy (Operation Ivy album)

Released May 28, 1989
Recorded January-March 1989
Studio Sound and Vision (San Francisco)
Genre Ska punk punk rock hardcore punk

Is Op Ivy a ska?

Operation Ivy was an American punk rock band from Berkeley, California, United States, formed in May 1987….Operation Ivy (band)

Operation Ivy
Genres Ska punk, punk rock, hardcore punk
Years active 1987–1989
Labels Lookout, Hellcat

Will Operation Ivy ever reunite?

In the ’90s, Op Ivy’s one album became part of the punk rock starter pack for every high school kid getting into the genre, but despite the Scrooge McDuck money bank that would clearly await them, Operation Ivy have never reunited.

Who sang in Operation Ivy?

Jesse Michaels
Occupation Singer, songwriter, artist, musician, author
Years active 1982–present
Known for Operation Ivy Common Rider Big Rig Classics of Love Red Dons Crimpshrine Leftöver Crack The Bruce Lee Band
Movement punk rock, ska punk, hardcore punk, reggae

Why was it called Operation Ivy?

Formation. Operation Ivy was formed in May 1987 and was named after the code name of a 1952 American nuclear weapons testing program. The name had previously been the original name of the contemporary Berkeley punk band Isocracy.

What genre music is Operation Ivy?

Alternative/IndieOperation Ivy / Genre

Where did the name Operation Ivy come from?

Where is Operation Ivy from?

Berkeley, CAOperation Ivy / Origin

What happened to Operation Ivy?

Operation Ivy followed bands such as Green Day, Screeching Weasel, The Queers, and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists in leaving Lookout and taking back the rights to their back catalog due to unpaid royalties.

Will there ever be an Operation Ivy reunion?

Operation Ivy is featured in the 2017 documentary Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. The group has stated a number of times that an Operation Ivy reunion is unlikely to happen.

Did Green Day ever do a cover of Operation Ivy?

Hollywood Undead released a cover of the song “Bad Town” in 2010, Green Day recorded a cover of the Operation Ivy song “Knowledge” for its extended play Slappy which was later released on the compilation album 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.