Thursday, July 28, 2005
Overkill (L.A.): "Over The Edge" - from Blasting Concept, Vol II
Due to special request and my own like of this song, here's the Hawthorne, CA band that Merrill Ward (SWA, Nig Heist) used to sing for before they kicked him out. That's Merrill on the far left - you could use this picture to play the old "one of the things doesn't belong with the other" game. The story is that he was asked to leave the group after he was overheard plotting how to take over the band - ha ha.
Merrill is now a New Age guru in case you need your chakras aligned.
Here's the Overkill (LA) reunion page - the two surviving members that got together earlier this year are guitarist Felice Lococo and drum bum Kurt Markham - there's a picture of them in case you want to do a before and after comparison (Felice aged, Kurt didn't - damn drummers).
They've posted a bunch of their best songs as MP3s. They have an upcoming gig on August 6th (with Instigator and Dr. Know) and more to come. They recently posted some new (albeit raw) practice session MP3s were recently posted. Age has not mellowed them out, at least I can say that.
"Over The Edge" from The Blasting Concept, Vol II
See also the Overkill (L.A.) audio web page to also download this song and others (for when my link goes dead).