Operation Ivy

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US ska/punk cultish legends Operation Ivy were formed in 1987 by Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman aka Matt McCall (bass), Dave Mello (drums) and Jesse Michaels (vocals). Inspired equally by Britain’s first wave of punk bands and the 2-Tone ska revivalists such as the Specials, they blended these two musics into a frenetic live show. Their main American influence was the Uptones, from Berkeley, California. Their debut in Mello’s... Read more

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