Autographed CD: Urge Overkill Positive Bleeding EP
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Urge Overkill - Positive Bleeding EP
Signed by all 3 members
Item Description:Artist/Band: Urge Overkill
Title: Positive Bleeding EP
Signed by: all 3 original members
Rare promo only 2 song ep, from "Saturation".
All 3 members signed in black sharpie.
Urge Overkill is an alternative rock band, formed in Chicago, United States, consisting of Nathan "Nash Kato" Kaatrud (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.
Kaatrud and Roeser met in college. 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 Kaatrud'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.
Their next effort, Americruiser, saw a drastic change in style. Jack 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 Johnny Rowan took over for Watt on the next album, The Supersonic Storybook, released in 1991. This completed the switch in sound, and got even better reviews, becoming an underground hit.
After opening for Nirvana on the American Nevermind 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, DGC Records.
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, and only the single, "Sister Havana", received any airplay. Furthermore some members of the alternative crowd began to criticize the group, and a few anti-Urge campaigns emerged.
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. Predictions were high for their next release.
Urge Overkill retained their sound for their next album, Exit the Dragon released in 1995. The uncommerical first single "The Break," flopped, and a disastrous tour followed, ending earlier than planned. To make matters worse, Rowan was arrested on drug charges toward the end of the year. While the band was recuperating, Kaatrud 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 now, and the band split after being dropped by the label.
Kaatrud and Roeser reformed the band without Rowan, recruiting bassist Mike Hodgkiss, keyboardist Chris Frantisak and drummer Nate Arling from Chicago band The Last Vegas. In February 2004, the reformed Urge Overkill performed two days of shows at the Double Door in Chicago, 2004; the reunion was greatly anticipated by fans.
Kaatrud and Roeser have been touring, writing and recording since, and a new album of Urge Overkill material is anticipated.
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