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  Urge Overkill, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
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.
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  Urge Overkill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Urge_Overkill   (547 words)

  
 Urge Overkill - Wikipedia
Urge Overkill é unha banda de rock alternativo formada en 1986 en Chicago por Nash Kato (voz e guitarra) e Eddie "King" Roeser (voz e baixo).
A historia da banda comeza en 1986 cando Nash Kato coñece a Eddie "King" Roeser na faculdade en Chicago, e xunto ao baterista Jack "The Jaguar" Watt formam Urge Overkill (nome tirado dunha canción da banda funk Parliament Funkadelic).
Urge Overkill voltou a tocar en xaneiro de 1996.
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 Electric Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Perhaps it was inevitable that Urge Overkill, 'a group that overtly mocked and celebrated the idea of rock stardom, eventually fell prey to forces that have undone countless bands before them, namely ego clashes and drug problems.
He says that, despite Urge Overkill's life's-a-party presentation, the music won't be surprise to those who listened to the band closely.
The former Urge Overkill guitarist and vocalist is now just Eddie Roeser, shirking the nickname "King" along with the trademark shades, leisure suit and ubiquitous martini glass for a decidedly more relaxed look in his new outfit, Electric Airlines.
www.superfan.mcmail.com /ElectricAirlines/EApress.html   (2386 words)

  
 Urge Overkill
Urge Overkill is at a precarious point in its career.
(Urge Overkill) always shared a certain fashion flair, but there was also this element of, `There are a million bands out there standing in endless breadlines and how can we flap our wings a little and be noticed?' And our clothes were one way.
Urge - which also includes drummer Blackie Onassis and guitarist Eddie "King" Roeser - is on its first U.S. tour in 1 1/2 years and plays a homecoming concert tonight at the Riviera Theatre.
jaehakim.com /articles/music/backbeat/bb_urge.htm   (670 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Saturation - Urge Overkill at Epinions.com
That aside, most people have never heard of Urge Overkill besides the cover song that they contributed to the wonderfully successful Pulp Fiction soundtrack memorably entitled "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon." Saturation was released by Geffen in 1993 and preceeded the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack by just a year.
Urge Overkill was formed in 1985 by a few suburbanite college kids in Chicago.
The first time I caught wind of Urge Overkill was after the release of their one and only hit single from the album "Sister Havana." Of course, I was immediately interested.
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 Overkill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Overkill (album), a musical album by the British heavy metal band Motörhead
Overkill (term), a word in the English language
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Prindle Record Reviews - Urge Overkill
And although Urge Overkill, even at this point in their career, were easier to follow than any of that crazy foreigner stuff (though far from embarrassingly simplistic, like their more recent Foreigner stuff), you might still find this album a bit hard to handle at first (weird production and all).
This is the best album Urge Overkill ever did, period, from beginning to end.Nobody else sounded like this when it came out.
Urge Overkill has like, 2 arcs to their career - first perfecting the sloppy blues-y rock which they did with Americruiser and then getting the whole "Neil Diamond Singing For Kiss" thing down which they did with this record.
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 The Odyssey: Nintinnitus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Chicago's Urge Overkill are a largely overlooked and misunderstood rock n' roll group.
This is all too familiar to Urge, a band that spent about 6-7 years toiling in relative obscurity to work towards their irony filled rave up of rock stardom, only to gain fame and then sabotage themselves at the 12th hour through drug busts, band member infighting, and label indifference from Geffen records.
In this day and age where they could be easily forgotten, it must be noted that Urge Overkill were ahead of their time, and their material deserves a legitimate listen with fresh ears.
www.odysseyzine.com /articles/021ryan_UO0311.html   (1613 words)

  
 Mushroom Music Publishing | Urge Overkill
They formed Urge Overkill (getting the name from a Parliament song) in Chicago, United States in 1986, with drummer Patrick Byrne, and released an EP, Strange, I..., on Ruthless records produced by Nash's roommate, Steve Albini.
Urge Overkill retained their sound for their next album, Exit the Dragon released in 1995.
In February 2004, the reformed Urge Overkill performed two days of shows at the Double Door in Chicago, 2004; the reuninion was greatly anticipated by fans.
www.mushroommusic.com.au /songwriters/songwriter.asp?id=363   (457 words)

  
 De Subjectivisten: Urge Overkill: De Verloren Band van de Jaren Negentig: Deel II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Wanneer Nirvana en Urge Overkill zich tijdens hun tournee in de buurt van Kansas City bevinden, komt iemand op het lumineuze idee om eens een bezoek te brengen aan de spookstad Stull.
Natuurlijk hebben Urge Overkill en Nirvana in Stull een pact met de duivel gesloten dat zich tegen beide bands zal keren, in die zin wist de band heel goed wat hen te wachten stond als ze werkelijk hun dromen wilden waarmaken, de suggestie van satanische verleiding heeft een rock band nooit kwaad gedaan.
Naast persoonlijke problemen (Urge Overkill noemen hem in een interview een middelmatige producer) zijn er voor Albini ook ideologische zondes begaan, alleen al het tekenen voor een major als Geffen is onverteerbaar maar in dit geval helemaal omdat Touch & Go nog een album te goed had van Urge Overkill.
www.subjectivisten.org /archives/000159.php   (688 words)

  
 Urge Overkill | Touch and Go/Quarterstick Records
Urge Overkill, a name taken from a Parliament song, was created by guitarist Nate Kato and his long-time friend and bassist Eddie Roeser in 1985.
Their first full-length Jesus Urge Superstar, also recorded by Steve Albini, was released in 1989, and was as quirky as the name suggests.
Blackie Onassis became Urge’s permanent drummer prior to entering the studio with Steve Albini to record 1991’s acclaimed The Supersonic Storybook, an album that gained the band notoriety throughout the rock underground.
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 TrouserPress.com :: Urge Overkill
Of far more profound cultural relevance to semioticians and hometown pals than open-eared music fans outside Chicago, conceptual super-poseurs Urge Overkill never let a serious or original musical thought get in the way of a flashy uniform, a swinging medallion, a styling hairdcut or other tropes of their camp-hip-cred '70s crud-rock pretensions.
Successfully launched from Stull's stabilizing orbit, Saturation leads Urge Overkill into the real world, with more credible songs than they've ever seen in one place and a distinctive mainstream rock sound that doesn't simply force its cool down your throat.
After that relative pinnacle, Urge took a calmer approach — more power pop than flaming rock — on Exit the Dragon, letting the Butchers soften the edges and trim away the gloss for a warm'n'fuzzy tube distortion frig.
www.trouserpress.com /entry_90s.php?a=urge_overkill   (602 words)

  
 Urge Overkill - Stull EP: Reviews, Track Listing, Audio Clips, and more ||| Music.com
Opening with a straight cover of Neil Diamond [+]'s "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" (which fits Urge Overkill [+]'s image perfectly), the EP is an atmospheric guitar workout.
While "Stitches" is a salute to their punk roots, the most impressive moments come during the stylish kiss-off to indie-rock "Goodbye to Guyville" and "Stull," with its sly, laidback groove.
As the richness of Stull proves, Urge's vision was too large for the independents, and it was time to move on.
www.music.com /release/stull_ep/1   (218 words)

  
 JR.com: Urge Overkill - The Supersonic Storybook in Music: Alternative:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Although Urge Overkill was in many ways a product of the Chicago underground of the era, an undisguised love of '70s classic rock and arena bombast set them apart from bands like the Jesus Lizard and Naked Raygun.
Urge Overkill's MO was to rescue rock from the self-righteousness of punk and restore it to its rightful place on the stereos of Saturday night revelers.
Urge Overkill played strong, tight rock very much in the vein of their fellow Chicago indie-rock cohorts.
www.jr.com /xs-urge-overkill-the-supersonic-storybook-in-music-alternative--pi!3819168.html   (607 words)

  
 Urge Overkill
This is all too familiar to Urge, a band that spent about 6-7 years toiling in relative obscurity to work towards their irony filled rave up of rock stardom, only to gain fame and then sabotage themselves at the 12th hour through drug busts, band member infighting, and label indifference from Geffen records.
In order to yield some perspective on what Urge worked so hard to achieve in the decade long struggle that they were together as a band, the band's history follows.
In this day and age where they could be easily forgotten, it must be noted that Urge Overkill were ahead of their time, and their material deserves a legitimate listen with fresh ears.
www.furious.com /PERFECT/urgeoverkill.html   (1579 words)

  
 Urge Overkill - Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
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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), and Eddie "King" Roeser (vocals/bass guitar).
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 Reunited Urge Overkill is still stuck in the '90s - The Boston Globe
Now for some reason Urge Overkill has reunited, mercifully free of the suits and medallions but still, one notes with concern, name-checking Brown.
The obvious reference point for Urge Overkill's brand of pop-literate hard rock is Cheap Trick, but the comparison does UO no favors; Cheap Trick they're not.
After a six-year hiatus, Urge Overkill exudes the good-humored obsolescence of the reunion band, brandishing its tins of Pabst Blue Ribbon and thanking its families.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2004/02/10/reunited_urge_overkill_is_still_stuck_in_the_90s_1076392753   (540 words)

  
 Illinois Entertainer » Blog Archive » Urge Overkill Live!
Urge, for what it’s worth, were also-rans in the ’90s major label/alt-rock swoop, but were also a steady third to the Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair city score.
The fact Urge have been swatted had little in reality to do with their performance Saturday eve, yet in the grand picture it made all the difference.
A band once intent on underlining the pathos of overgrown and irrelevant rock were faced with the spector of being an aging, irrelevant beast themselves, and responded sloppily — granted this was a street fest, so they were entitled to be drunk.
illinoisentertainer.com /2006/08/16/urge-overkill-live   (591 words)

  
 eBay - Product Info - eBay — Saturation, CD and Urge Overkill items on eBay.com.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Urge Overkill: "Eddie" King Roeser (vocals, bass); Nash Kato (guitar, vocals); Blackie O'Nassis (drums, vocals).Recorded at Studio 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between December 17, 1992 and January 9, 1993 and Lew Blum Midway Studios, Chicago,...
Urge Overkill: "Eddie" King Roeser (vocals, bass); Nash Kato (guitar, vocals); Blackie O'Nassis (drums, vocals).Recorded at Studio 4, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between December 17, 1992 and January 9, 1993 and Lew Blum Midway Studios, Chicago, Illinois.All songs written by Urge Overkill.
...Urge Overkill are so perfectly placed, with the clobber and the melodies, that it's easy to imagine them hitting Stateside MTV with the same force that Suede hit the music press in Britain....Melodic, sassy, supercool, SATURATION is a triumph for American rock...
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 Rolling Stone : Urge Overkill
The distinguished gentlemen of Urge Overkill are rock stars.
Urge Overkill initially trafficked in smirks and sarcasm, with matching suits, shades, and swinging U.O. medallions that made the Chicago trio the flannel decade's answer to the Rat Pack.
Jesus Urge Superstar and Americruiser, produced by indie-rock icons Steve Albini and Butch Vig, respectively, are pretty impenetrable, if not downright unlistenable mélanges of kitsch-culture posturing and...
www.rollingstone.com /artists/urgeoverkill   (148 words)

  
 'Urge' overkill - Rec Room - The Phoenix
There are a plenty of reasons to be skeptical of Urge, the new digital music service from MTV Networks and Windows Media that is, by default, Microsoft’s answer to iTunes.
Urge has also innoculated itself against an early backlash by buying up some of the best bloggers on the internerd: its “Informer” columns, which break down along genre lines, are intended to function like a cross between a tip sheet and a podcast — a written column accompanied by a brief downloadable playlist.
In addition to the bloggerazzi, Urge has retained Julianne Shepherd and Jon Caramanica, two respected freelancers (for Spin and the New York Times, respectively) to inform on R&B and country.
www.thephoenix.com /article_ektid13374.aspx   (779 words)

  
 Alternative Rock - Saturation - Urge Overkill free mp3 full albums download   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
UO will be looked back upon with the same sort of reverance and appreciation (Mega Cult Status) that commercially unsuccessful bands of yore like Big Star and Love, etc. have come to enjoy in the past decade or so.
Urge were just that great, and I'm not going to even try to explain it.
This album was aptly named because you just can't get a more heavily saturated distortion than Urge Overkill drives through the speakers and right down your puny little throat.
www.playtunes.net /album.php?id=3045   (709 words)

  
 Urge Overkill : Stull EP - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
Opening with a straight cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" (which fits Urge Overkill's image perfectly), the EP is an atmospheric guitar workout.
While "Stitches" is a salute to their punk roots, the most impressive moments come during the stylish kiss-off to indie-rock "Goodbye to Guyville" and "Stull," with its sly, laidback groove.
As the richness of Stull proves, Urge's vision was too large for the independents, and it was time to move on.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,179309,00.html   (206 words)

  
 Kansas City - Music - Urge Overkill - pitch.com
An irrational urge is the desire to do something that makes no rational sense.
The rational urge would be to swim back up and come for air.
The irrational urge would be to stay at the bottom.
www.pitch.com /2006-01-12/music/urge-overkill   (472 words)

  
 Review: Urge Overkill Exit The Dragon - Jeremy Ashcroft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
And reading between the lines of recent Urge interviews, it seems that the band themselves may be of the same opinion, so how has all that affected their second Geffen release,
Since joining "the big leagues," a lot has happened to Urge - not least the suicide of their close friend and mentor, Kurt Cobain - and this is reflected in the more thoughtful tone of
That said, the way the song is put together is pure Urge.
www.westnet.com /consumable/1995/09.14/revurge.html   (826 words)

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