In late 1988, after returning from their only US tour, Operation Ivy started working on recordings for a debut album with Radley Hirsch, the sound engineer that installed and operated Gilman Street's sound system. Basic tracks were recorded at Gilman Street and overdubs were done at a home studio. The recordings were ultimately unfinished and the band ultimately recorded the released version of "Energy" with Kevin Army at San Francisco's Sound & Vision Studios. Here are some photos and a tracksheet taken from these recording sessions.
For a full account of the first attempt to record "Energy," check out Journey To The End: Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman and Lars Frederiksen talk to Larry Livermore about Operation Ivy, Rancid and that whole East Bay thing.
These photos were given to us (and probably taken) by Radley.