Too Much Stereo is the seventh and last album by The Urge. It was released in 2000 in cassette and CD format. The Album produced 2 singles and sold 125,00 copies. An advanced copy of this album was also released with different cover art.
The Urge is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their music combines several genres, including hardcore punk, heavy metal, ska, reggae, funk, and rhythm and blues. Consistent touring throughout the 1990s earned the band a reputation for high-energy live performances. The Urge was originally formed in 1987 by Webster Groves High School classmates Jeff Herschel , Karl Grable , and Pat Malecek . The band went through two singers... before recruiting Steve Ewing for vocal duties in 1988. Their first album was released in 1989, the cassette-only "Bust Me Dat Forty", followed a year later by the LP "Puttin the Backbone Back", which featured the addition of saxophonist Jordan Chalden. After trombonist Matt Kwiatkowski was recruited in 1992, the group released "Magically Delicious", which also featured contributions from trumpeter Tony Albano. Chalden left the band shortly after to deal with substance abuse problems. Later that year, the group added saxophonist/keyboardist Bill Reiter and trombonist/keyboardist Todd Painter. In early 1993, the band released the LP "Fat Babies in the Mix", a live concert album recorded at Mississippi Nights.more