Such is the growing interest in them that legendary shoegazing producer Kramer (who produced Low, Urge Overkill
and Galaxie 500) flew from America after hearing them on MySpace to mix, master and produce what he describes as a "post modern, psychedelic masterpiece".
Since splitting up, Treece has been busy playing with everyone from Bad Brains to Urge Overkill
to Billy Joel.
Soul Asylum, Urge Overkill
, and Green Day: All three of these bands have graduated from indie-rock insularity to pop stardom in the last year, and all of them have old fans who think they sound "too rock" now and wish they weren't on MTV.
The celebratory anxiety was generated largely by the presence on stage of Chuck Treece, a veteran of such highs as McRad, Urge Overkill
, and Bad Brains, and a survivor of such dangerous sessions as G Love and Billy Joel.
From here it was a voracious love affair with the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath, flirtations with Sebadoh, Urge Overkill
and Nirvana and, currently, he's musically dating The Darkness, Radiohead and The White Stripes.
Think of Mr Blonde slicing an ear to Stealers Wheel in Reservoir Dogs or Mia Wallace dancing to Urge Overkill
in Pulp Fiction.
You guys take a less flashy approach than bands like The Darkness or even Urge Overkill
did with your live performances.
The Neil Diamond Song is given the treatment by one-hit wonders Urge Overkill
At the same time, Eckert's ears were also tuned in to the art-damaged punk and wise-ass rift-rock of Chicago's Jesus Lizard and Urge Overkill