Urge Overkill is an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, United States, consisting of Nathan "Nash Kato" Kaatrud (vocals/guitar), Eddie "King" Roeser (vocals/guitar/bass guitar), and originally Johnny "Blackie Onassis" Rowan (vocals, drums). 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.
Nash and King originally met in college. 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..., on Ruthless records produced by Nash's roommate, Steve Albini. A full length album, Jesus Urge Superstar, soon followed, again produced by Albini. These two releases showcased a noise-rock sound common to other Chicago acts of the period.
Their next effort, Americruiser, saw a drastic change in style. 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 wi...
|origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|years active||1986–1997, 2004–present|
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members|| Nathan "Nash Kato" Kaatrud|
Eddie "King" Roeser
Johnny "Blackie Onassis" Rowan (until 1997)
Jack "The Jaguar" Watt (early)