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Urge Overkill

"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 with the lead-off track, "Ticket To LA." Drummer Blackie Onassis took over for Watt on...

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)
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