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Urge Overkill

Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Years active 1986–1997
2004–present
Website http://www.urgeoverkillhq.com/
Members
Nathan "Nash Kato" Katruud
Eddie "King" Roeser
Mike Hodgkiss
Brian Quast
Former members
Johnny "Blackie Onassis" Rowan (until 1997)
Patrick Byrne (early)
Kriss Bataille (early)
Jack "The Jaguar" Watt (early)

Urge Overkill is an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, United States, consisting of Nathan "Nash Kato" Katruud (vocals/guitar), and Eddie "King" Roeser (vocals/guitar/bass guitar). Their cover of Neil Diamond's song "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" appeared prominently in the movie Pulp Fiction, and became a hit in 1994. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (768 × 1024 pixel, file size: 119 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter and sometime Actor. ... Girl, Youll Be a Woman Soon is a song written by Neil Diamond, whose recording of it reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967. ... Pulp Fiction is an Academy Award-winning 1994 film directed by Quentin Tarantino, who co-wrote the screenplay with Roger Avary. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...

Contents

History

Katruud and Roeser met at Northwestern University in 1985. They formed Urge Overkill (getting the name from a phrase in the lyrics of the Parliament song "Funkentelechy") in Chicago, with drummer Pat Byrne, and released an EP, Strange, I..., on Ruthless records produced by Katruud's roommate, Steve Albini. A full length album, Jesus Urge Superstar, soon followed, again produced by Albini, and with Kriss Bataille taking over the drums. These two releases showcased a noise-rock sound common to other Chicago acts of the period. For other uses, see Northwestern. ... Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clintons Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. ... Funkentelechy is a song by the funk band Parliament. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Steve Albini (born July 22, 1962, Pasadena, California) is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer and music journalist. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...


Their next effort, Americruiser, saw a drastic change in style. Jack "Jaguar" Watt was the new drummer and their sound from then on has been described as a "Stonesy fusion of arena rock and punk". Produced by Butch Vig, Americruiser was widely praised, and scored a college radio hit with the lead-off track, "Ticket To LA." Drummer Blackie Onassis took over for Watt on the next album, The Supersonic Storybook, released in 1991. Butch Vig (born Bryan David Vig, August 2, 1957 in Viroqua, Wisconsin) is both a rock drummer and record producer. ... Campus radio (also known as college radio, university radio or student radio) is a type of radio station that is run by the students of a college, university or other educational institution. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


After opening for Nirvana on the American Nevermind tour and Pearl Jam on the Vs. Tour, Urge Overkill returned to the studio to record another EP, Stull, in 1992 which featured the tracks, "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" and "Goodbye to Guyville." Having a strong following by this time, they jumped from their indie label, Touch & Go to major label, Geffen Records. This article is about the American rock band. ... For other uses, see Nevermind (disambiguation). ... This article is about the rock group. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ...


Despite much criticism for the label switch, Urge Overkill's Butcher Brothers produced major-label debut, Saturation, received strong reviews upon release in 1993. Pop success wasn't forthcoming however, with singles "Sister Havana" and "Positive Bleeding" receiving only limited airplay. The Butcher Bros. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


As the band recorded a follow-up album, cult filmmaker Quentin Tarantino used the group's cover version of the Neil Diamond's song, "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon," on his 1994 movie Pulp Fiction. When the movie became a hit, the song made it to the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 100; pop success at last for Urge Overkill. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, actor, and Oscar winning screenwriter. ... In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Neil Leslie Diamond (born January 24, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter and sometime Actor. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film by director Quentin Tarantino, who cowrote the film with Roger Avary. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the main U.S. singles popularity chart used by Billboard magazine. ...


Urge Overkill retained their sound for their next album, Exit the Dragon released in 1995. The uncommercial first single "The Break," flopped, and a tour followed, ending earlier than planned. Onassis was arrested on drug charges toward the end of the year. While the band was recuperating, Katruud and Roeser started feuding, resulting in Roeser leaving the band. Now a duo, Urge Overkill moved to 550 Music in early 1997. An attempt was made to fill Roeser's role in the band with guitarist Nils St. Cyr, but this led nowhere, and the band split after being dropped by the label. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


Roeser went on to perform with Jim Kimball (formerly of The Jesus Lizard) as L.I.M.E. and with his brother John in the band Electric Airlines. Electric Airlines completing a unreleased, UO friendly album.


Katruud and Roeser reformed the band without Onassis, recruiting former Gaza Strippers guitarist Mike "Hadji" Hodgkiss to play bass, keyboardist Chris Frantisak and drummer Brian "Bon" Quast from the Cherry Valance. In 2004 the reformed Urge Overkill performed shows at The Troubador (Los Angeles), Double Door (Chicago), and Bowery Ballroom (NYC) and continued to tour through Europe, N. America, and Australia. The Double Door is a concert hall and nightclub located at 1572 N. Milwaukee Av. ... The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of New York City. ...


The band is currently in the studio preparing a new album.


Discography

Studio albums

Year Title Label
1988 Jesus Urge Superstar Touch and Go Records
1990 Americruiser Touch and Go Records
1991 The Supersonic Storybook Touch and Go Records
1993 Saturation Geffen Records
1995 Exit The Dragon Geffen Records

See also: Musical groups established in 1988 Record labels established in 1988 // Peter Ruzicka becomes director of the Hamburg State Opera and State Philharmonic Orchestra. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Fourth album by Chicago alt-rock group Urge Overkill and produced by the Butcher Bros. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ...

Singles and EPs

Year Title Label
1986 Strange, I... Ruthless Records
1987 Lineman 7" Touch and Go Records
1990 Ticket To L.A. 7" Touch and Go Records
1991 (Now That's) The Barclords 7" Sub Pop
1992 Stull EP Touch and Go Records
1993 Sister Havana Geffen Records
1993 Dropout Geffen Records
1993 Bottle Of Fur Geffen Records
1993 Positive Bleeding Geffen Records
1994 Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon MCA
1995 The Break Geffen Records
1995 View Of The Rain Geffen Records
1995 Somebody Else's Body Geffen Records

See also: Musical groups established in 1986 Record labels established in 1986 // 1986 - Goo Goo Dolls are formed in Buffalo, New York. ... Ruthless Records was the name of a Chicago punk label. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1987 Record labels established in 1987 // January 3 - Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1990 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1990 Record labels established in 1990 list of years in music // January 21 - MTVs Unplugged premieres on cable television with musical guest, Squeeze February 6 - Billy Idol is involved in a serious motorcycle accident, resulting in several broken bones. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1991 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1991 Record labels established in 1991 // 1991 was the year that grunge music made its popular breakthrough. ... Sub Pop is a record label in Seattle, Washington that achieved fame in the 1990s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the local Seattle music scene. ... See also: 1992 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1992 Record labels established in 1992 // 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 // January 18 - Jerry Garcia wrecks his rented BMW into a guard rail near Mill Valley, California. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ...

Singles Chart Positions"

  • "Sister Havana" (1993; #6 US Modern Rock, #10 US Mainstream Rock)
  • "Positive Bleeding" (1993; #23 US Modern Rock, #40 US Mainstream Rock)
  • "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" (1994; #11 US Modern Rock, #50 US)
  • "The Break" (1995, #34 US Modern Rock)

Compilations

Year Title Label
1993 The Urge Overkill Story...Stay Tuned: 1988-1991 Touch and Go Records
1994 Pulp Fiction (soundtrack album) MCA Records
1994 No Alternative Arista Records

See also: 1993 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1993 Record labels established in 1993 // Date Unknown- Christian Rock label Tooth and Nail Records is formed. ... Touch and Go Records is an independent record label based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, which began life in 1979 in East Lansing, Michigan as a magazine put out by Tesco Vee. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... Pulp Fiction is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantinos film of the same title, released in 1994. ... The Music Corporation of America was a United States based corporation in the music business. ... See also: 1994 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1994 Record labels established in 1994 // January 29 - The Supremes Mary Wilson is injured when her jeep hits a freeway median and flips over just outside of Los Angeles, California. ... No Alternative is regarded as the definitive alternative rock compilation of 1994, receiving a rating of A+ from Entertainment Weekly. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Urge Overkill, MP3 Music Download at eMusic (874 words)
Urge hired Kramer to produce the 1992 Stull EP, which featured both "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" and "Goodbye to Guyville," a kiss-off to the Chicago indie-rock scene the band had alienated; Liz Phair would later borrow the term for her acclaimed debut album, Exile in Guyville.
Urge Overkill signed to DGC Records in 1992, although they were still contracted to record another album for Touch & Go.
Urge Overkill spent 1996 in seclusion as they attempted to regroup.
Urge Overkill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
Urge Overkill was an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, United States in 1986, that consisted of Nathan "Nash Kato" Kaatrud (vocals), Johnny "Blackie Onassis" Rowan (vocals, drums, whereabouts unknown), and Eddie "King" Roeser (vocals/bass guitar).
They formed Urge Overkill (getting the name from a Parliament song) in Chicago, United States in 1986, with drummer Jack "The Jaguar" Watt, and released an EP, Strange, I...
Kato and King have been touring, writing and recording since, and a new album or Urge Overkill material is anticipated in 2006.
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