EP by Operation Ivy
April 18, 2012 (2012-04-18)
November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30) at Dangerous Rhythm in Oakland, California
Hardcore punk, ska punk
Lookout! (LK 003), Hellcat
Operation Ivy, Larry Livermore
Operation Ivy chronology
Hectic was the debut EP by the American ska punk band Operation Ivy. It was released in January 1988 through Lookout! Records (LK 003). Hectic is credited as one of the first ska-core records. In 1991, all 6 tracks from Hectic were later released on the self-titled compilation album, which also featured all the tracks from Energy and two tracks from the Turn It Around! compilation. Hectic was re-released on 12-inch vinyl by Hellcat Records on April 18, 2012.
Larry Livermore, founder of Lookout! Records, has said that Lookout! was founded solely to release an Operation Ivy record. Lookout! Records was in fact started with simply a PO Box in order to release records by Livermore's own band, The Lookouts. This was said to emphasize Operation Ivy's importance in Lookout! Records' catalog.
2 Track listing,
Hectic is often overshadowed by Energy, mainly because Hectic is included on the release of the compilation Operation Ivy. However, Hectic is widely regarded as the first ska-core record.
All lyrics written by Jesse Michaels, all music composed by Operation Ivy.
"Junkie's Runnin' Dry"
"Here We Go Again"
"Yellin' in My Ear"
Jesse Michaels - lead vocals,
Lint - guitar, backing vocals,
Matt McCall - bass, backing vocals,
Dave Mello - drums, backing vocals,
Pat Mello - backing vocals,
Operation Ivy; Larry Livermore - producers,
Kevin Army - engineer,
Larry Livermore - mixing,
Jesse Michaels - cover art, booklet,
Sprocket - back cover, labels