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Dictionary Definition

hectic adj : marked by intense agitation or emotion; "worked at a feverish pace" [syn: feverish]

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  1. very busy with activity and confusion; feverish
    The city center is so hectic at 8 in the morning that I go to work an hour beforehand to avoid the crowds
  2. of a fever whose intensity fluctuates


very busy with activity and confusion
of a fever whose intensity fluctuates

Extensive Definition

Hectic was the debut EP by the seminal Ska-core band Operation Ivy. It is credited as one of the first records in the Ska-core genre. First it was released by itself, then later released with their only LP Energy. Larry Livermore (founder of Lookout! records) has said that Lookout was formed 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.

Recording and style

According to Lookout!'s website, Hectic was recorded in a shabby recording studio on an Autumn afternoon. It was recorded and mixed in a matter of days. Hectic was one of the first records to combine Hardcore and Ska.


Hectic is often overshadowed by Energy, mainly because Hectic is included on the second release of Energy. However, Hectic is widely regarded as the first ska-core album.

Track listing

  1. "Junkie's Runnin' Dry" - 2:03
  2. "Here We Go Again" - 2:04
  3. "Hoboken" - 1:10
  4. "Yellin in my Ear" - 1:31
  5. "Sleep Long" - 2:06
  6. "Healthy Body" - 1:40
Note: the tracks are included on the end of the CD rerelease of Operation Ivy's album Energy along with tracks from the compilation Turn It Around.


hectic in Italian: Hectic
hectic in Dutch: Hectic

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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