Like the Ramones in America and the Sex Pistols in England, Ivy Green were The Netherlands first and foremost punk band, and arguably the best. Hailing from the small village of Hazerswoude, far away from the big city buzz, the four guys that started the band in 1975 could develop their musical style and skills in almost total seclusion. And yet their simple but charismatic rock & roll was raw and fast enough to propel them right into the vanguard of the fledgling punk rock movement. Not only as a fearsome and exciting live act, thanks to their boundless energy, natural bravado and total lack of pretense, but very much so in the studio.
Right from the get go singer/guitarist and songsmith Tim Mullens and his gang made their mark with a string of highly impressive records, up to the start of the 90s. Of these, their eponymous debut album had the biggest impact and stands as a bona fide punk classic. Released in 1978 on WEAs short-lived Pogo label, it has long since been unavailable and became an extremely hard to find collectors item. Now this stellar longplayer has been dynamically remastered from the original master tapes, including 2 bonus tracks pressed onto CD and packaged in a beautiful 6 page digipak featuring the original artwork and extensive liner notes by music journalist Swie Tio.