Giant gold UO medallions hanging from their necks; dressed in impeccable matching suits, Urge Overkill was one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll spectacles you could still see in a bar. For a moment in time, Touch & Go Records was home to one of the hottest indie acts on the planet.
In 1992, Urge Overkill had just finished touring with Nirvana in support of Nevermind (with a stop at Lee’s Palace in Toronto) and were to follow this up opening for Pearl Jam. Having a small break in their schedule, UO (Urge Overkill) began work on a new EP – Stull.
After being out of print for almost twenty years, Stull will soon be reissued on vinyl by Touch & Go Records. Stull solidified Urge Overkill’s place in the alt-rock pantheon and led directly to their signing with Geffen Records. Included on the release are some of UO’s finest moments.
The song “Goodbye To Guyville” coined the phrase that became the basic theme for Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville.
“(Now That’s) The Barclords” was a fictitious nod to rock personalities playing the role of the Brat Pack.
And, of course, there was that Neil Diamond cover that would later become a UO signature piece.
While hipsters were well aware of Stull, it wasn’t until the 1994 release of cult classic film Pulp Fiction that the EP became part of the public consciousness. Urge Overkill was riding high from their first Geffen release – Saturation, when their cover of Diamond’s “Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon” from Stull was featured prominently in the film. For many, it was the soundtrack to the film’s most memorable moment with Uma Thurman and her reel-to-reel.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Stull has a limited edition 10” white vinyl available for pre-order direct from Touch & Go, and a larger printing headed out to record stores in the more traditional black wax. Both versions will be released on October 30th.
P.S. If you do order direct… watch out for the shipping. Canadian orders are facing twice the cost of the record itself just to get it delivered… OUCH!