News: Tapehead City and Hellcat Records Release 35th Anniversary Edition Cassette of Operation Ivy’s ‘Energy’

The 1989 Operation Ivy album Energy is a seminal punk classic and arguably the greatest ska-punk album ever created, setting a blueprint for the genre for the entire decade to come. Yesterday, for the 35th anniversary of the album and the band’s final show, Tapehead City and Hellcat Records teamed up to release a 35th anniversary edition of the legendary album on an old-school format straight out of 1989: cassette.

“Me and my friends grew playing in bands that would always cover Rancid and Opivy,” explains Tapehead City owner Charlie Kaplan. “These songs have been a part of me for so long. Working on this project was so much fun and such an honor. I really hope the fans are happy with the tapes. I think they came out great.”

The cassette is on High Quality RTM tape and comes in two shell variants: the 2tone edition with black on one side and white on the other which is based off an actual scan of the original cassette from 1989, and the UV print with artwork from the album. For the first time ever, this cassette will include frontman Jesse Michaels’ lyric sheet that he drew that never made it into the original cassette.

You can order your copy from Tapehead City. Follow Tapehead City on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for future updates.

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