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    Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:55:41

    Urge Overkill Reunites  - Alt rock band is currently writing and recording

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    Celebrated alternative rock favorites Urge Overkill are officially and finally back together 15 years after the release of their last album. The band released its first full-length, the Steve Albini-produced Jesus Urge Superstar in 1989 through Touch and Go Records and steadily began ascending in popularity. By the early 90's, they were opening for Nirvana and Pearl Jam, and eventually signed to Geffen Records, who released their beloved classic LP, Saturation. The group's biggest moment in the spotlight came when Quentin Tarantino prominently used their cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" in his film Pulp Fiction. The soundtrack soon became one of the most acclaimed and successful of the decade and Urge's version of "Girl" became a hit. And so it went for Urge Overkill.

    The reformed band is made up of infinitely stylish original singer/guitarists Nash Kato and Eddie "King" Roeser, along with drummer Brian "Bon" Quast (also in Polvo) and bassist Mike "Hadji" Hogkiss." They are currently writing and recording new music in their hometown of Chicago, and will be performing at the Samuel L. Jackson-hosted Friar's Club Roast of Quentin Tarantino on October 1. It has come full circle for Urge Overkill if they are roasting Tarantino.

    Are you excited about the Urge Overkill resurgence?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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