Urge Overkill

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Urge Overkill Strange, I… 12″

Dare I say there’s a Chicago “sound” gelling, epitomized by a powerful punk approach to post-punk (BIG BLACK, NAKED RAYGUN) and joining their vinyl ranks is URGE OVERKILL. Big bass and drum sound, loud production, and cryptic lyrics are the ingredients. Of the five tunes, two appealed, three didn’t.

Urge Overkill Portion Controlled cassette

A three-song demo. There are two lengthy sons (including a cover of the ZOMBIES’ “She’s Not There”) with funky rhythms, post-punk vocals, and instrumental overlays; the final track (“Lympdiccus”) is a rockabillyish thang with similar “cold wave” vocals.