To expand on VAXGeek
's comment, Operation Ivy
's Lint (Tim Armstrong
) and Matt (real name Matt Freeman
) now form the nucleus
of the very much alive punk
. They reminisce
about their OpIV
days with the tune "Journey to the End of the East Bay
" on their 1995 album And Out Come the Wolves
. OpIV's glory days ran from about 1987 to 1989.
On a personal note, I did not encounter OpIV's music until something like 1996. Suffice it to say that I consider my life prior to listening to their music to have been much darker and emptier than it could have been had I been a little more with it in my youth.