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Urge Overill

Then: It's got to be rough for a One-Hit Wonder band that didn't even write the song that made them famous: That's the story of Urge Overkill. The Chicago alternative-rock band was largely unknown until Quentin Tarantino came across their cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon" and featured it in Pulp Fiction. The song shot up the charts (27 years after Neil Diamond's hit shelves) and put Urge Overkill in the national spotlight. They responded with the lackluster album Exit The Dragon, and it was suddenly Exit Urge Overkill. They split up in 1997, just three years after scoring big with "Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon." Maybe Tarantino could have saved them by having them record "Solitary Man" for Jackie Brown that year, but it wasn't meant to be. 

Now: Just a few years after they broke up, the members of Urge Overkill came to a very simple realization: the only thing worse than being a half-forgotten One-Hit Wonder is being no band at all. They reformed in 2004 and seven years later released their first album in 16 years. They were back in the spotlight in 2010 when they appeared as the house band at the roast of Quentin Tarantino. 

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