Song Of The Day: Urge Overkill "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"!

Hot off their appearance at Wrigley Field in support of Foo Fighters, legendary Chicago alt rockers Urge Overkill bring their special brand of retro rock to Rock Island's Ribco tonight (Tickets are $20).

To celebrate, we're making the band's 1994 breakout hit "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" our Song of The Day. After all, when a band takes such an iconic song as Neil Diamond's 1967 Top 10 hit and succeeds at completely reinventing the song while, at the same time, remaining true to the original, that's a feat worth remembering twenty years after the fact.

Urge Overkill taking the stage at Wrigley Field
Of course, the song had been the lead-off track to their final Touch & Go Records release, The Stull EP, in 1992, but became a part of the national consciousness, so to speak, when Quentin Tarantino hand-picked the song for inclusion in his film "Pulp Fiction".

It is at this point that the song not only became a massive modern rock radio hit, but also climbed the pop charts to #65.

Not bad for a song recorded as an afterthought (and in one take, or so legend has it) at the suggestion of underground musician/producer Kramer, best known for his work with the likes of Bongwater and Galaxie 500.

To commemorate this landmark achievement, Touch & Go Records is re-releasing The Stull EP on vinyl tomorrow, October 30th.

Superior St. Rehearsal Facility

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