About Urge Overkill
Few bands ever lusted after rock stardom as blatantly as Chicago's Urge Overkill. Initially, their retro-'70s outfits, matching medallions, and heavy, hooky rock earned the group a following in 1990s underground rock circles. Once alternative rock entered the big leagues, Urge Overkill seemed poised to follow Nirvana to the top of the charts, a mission their 1993 album Saturation was designed to accomplish. “Sister Havana” became an alt-rock hit and their cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon" was used in in Pulp Fiction. Exit the Dragon dampened their rock & roll dreams in 1995 and they soon went into exile, which lasted 16 years. When they remerged in 2011 with Rock & Roll Submarine, the band consisted of Nash Kato and Eddie "King" Roeser, the pair who kept Urge Overkill running through thick and thin. After another lengthy hiatus, Urge Overkill returned in 2022 with Oui.