The Urge Overkill Stull EP on 10" Vinyl + Download
Twenty three years after its original release, and over 20 years since Uma Thurman famously lip-synced to the Urge Overkill cover of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon," Touch & Go Records is pleased to reissue the long out-of-print Urge Overkill Stull 10" vinyl EP in October 2015! And, yes, the version of "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" on the Stull EP is the same version used by director Quentin Tarantino in the 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction.
With their gold medallions polished and maroon velvet blazers fresh from the cleaners, UO recorded the Stull EP with legendary producer Kramer. Originally released by Touch and Go Records 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 the soon-to-be-international-hit "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" leading the way.
Song by song trivia straight from Urge Overkill themselves:
"Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon": Huge Neil Diamond fans, we recorded this cover with producer Kramer. It was later found by Quentin Tarantino at a record store in Amsterdam. His use of the song in the infamous Uma Thurman overdose scene in Pulp Fiction resulted in our version becoming an international hit.
"Stull (Part 1)": This song was inspired while passing through Kansas on tour. Stull, KS is the home of an abandoned church said to be one of the Seven Gates of Hell. To celebrate the reissue of the Stull EP, we will play Kansas City, Missouri, on release day October 30th – just 40 miles west of the album's namesake town.
"Stitches": An Alan Milman Sect cover.
"(Now That's) The Barclords": An ironic boast of a fictional Rat Pack, the Barclords. We played a secret show as the Barclords, at the legendary Lounge Ax club in Chicago. The Barclords is a sort of alter-ego for us. This song was released as the A-side of a limited edition 7" as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club.
"What's This Generation Coming To?": Celebrating vinyl, a song foreshadowing the era where vinyl was disappearing as compact discs were on the rise. This reissue celebrates the reversal of that trend.
"Goodbye to Guyville": Summoning the ghost of Otis Redding, we paint an elegiac tone poem to the bleak male-dominated Wicker Park art scene we yearned to transcend. "Guyville": coined by us and subsequently used by Liz Phair in her debut album title "Exile in Guyville."