With their gold medallions polished and maroon velvet blazers fresh from the cleaners, Urge Overkill recorded the Stull EP with legendary producer Kramer. Originally released in 1992, the Stull EP is an eclectic collection of songs and musical styles that explore the themes of death, darkness, the depths of the Chicago music scene, the joy of vinyl and style - with a soon-to-be-interntational hit "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" from the 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction leading the way.
Urge Overkill was created in 1984 by Minnesota natives Nash (National) Kato and King Roeser, both multi-instrumentalists. The duo met at a Big Black show on Northwestern University's campus. They were accompanied by a revolving cast of drummers over the first several years and released their Touch and Go Records debut, the Witchita Lineman 7", in 1987. Recorded by Steve Albini and released in 1987, the band's first full-length album, Jesus Urge Superstar, was as quirky as the name suggests and full of promise of the things to come. Urge Overkill's 1990 follow up album, Americruiser, recorded by Butch Vig, won them many new fans - playfully combining sarcastic commentaries on American culture while showcasing the band's expert skill in composing carefully-crafted "top 40 rock anthems." Prior to entering the studio with Steve Albini again in 1990, the band added Blackie Onassis as their permanent (for a while, at least) drummer and produced their most accomplished album - The Supersonic Storybook. If the mechanics of the collective Urge Overkill subconscious were to be transmigrated into music, The Supersonic Storybook would be it. Following the album's release, Urge headlined many magical shows and rocked with the likes of Nirvana, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr., and Pearl Jam.