Operation Ivy - Causes irritation

Despite its short bloom this Berkeley, California based band managed to get some notoriety, mainly because the formation was felt to be one of the first musical bands that - we are talking about the nineties – revived the American punk scene.

Operation Ivy band name origins - Ivy_King_BlastUnder the name Operation Ivy two nuclear bomb tests were conducted– we are talking about 1952 - called Ivy Mike and Ivy King. Ivy Mike was a thermonuclear bomb, Ivy King a so-called Super Oralloy Bomb.

Both bombs were detonated in the South Pacific area, on the Enewetak Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands.

Active: 1987-1989, USA
Site: http://www.myspace.com/operationivyband

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