The East London lot combine elements of traditional ska, reggae and punk to create their own sound which can justify comparisons to the likes of Sublime, Operation Ivy and The Clash.
What does OI stand for?
OI stands for Operation Ivy (Ska band)
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- Office of Information
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- Old Irish (dialect)
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- Opening Instructions
- Operating Income
- Operating Instruction
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The number also serves as an homage to the heyday of Armstrong-Freeman's legendary ska-punk band Operation Ivy, the precursor of Rancid, which broke up in 1989.
Inspired by reggae-reared punk bands such The Specials and Operation Ivy and the growing worldwide resistance movement, they were quickly signed up by Island Records - the home of The Killers, Amy Winehouse and The Sugababes.
Hundreds of troops, backed by tanks, poured into the towns of Khalis and Baqouba 40 miles north of Baghdad in raids dubbed Operation Ivy Needle.
Meanwhile, US forces launched Operation Ivy Needle in a series of raids with hundreds of soldiers searching out bandits, gangsters and Saddam Hussein loyalists.
William Macdonald of the 4th Infantry Division said Operation Ivy Lightning would use Apache helicopters, Abrams tanks and mechanised infantry to hunt Saddam loyalists who may have fled to remoter areas after hundreds of US raids around Saddam's hometown of Tikrit.
Infante COLUMN: QUICK TAKES WHAT'S UP Aficionados of these things know that Rancid, one of the seminal punk bands playing today, finds its roots in guitarist/vocalist Tim Armstong and bassist Matt Freeman's original band, Operation Ivy, officially making the band a link to punk rock's past and present.