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David Garza rocks far too hard to be relegated to the heady singer/songwriter section of the record store. On Overdub, he ditches the acoustic sound associated with wordsmiths and opts for electric guitars, adds techno beats to some tracks, and creates as energetic an album as any rocker has produced in the past few years. The mix of electronic drums and piano riffs on "Drone" and the Zeppelin-esque Middle Eastern guitar riffs and howls on "God's Hands" in particular overflow with the testosterone goodness of straight-up rock. To this he brings his way with words that garnered him the singer/songerwriter appellation. On "God's Hands," he sings with the appropriate note of sarcasm, "Praise the Lord, shake your ass, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
David Garza rocks far too hard to be relegated to the heady singer/songwriter section of the record store. On Overdub, he ditches the acoustic sound associated with wordsmiths and opts for electric guitars, adds techno beats to some tracks, and creates as energetic an album as any rocker has produced in the past few years. The mix of electronic drums and piano riffs on "Drone" and the Zeppelin-esque Middle Eastern guitar riffs and howls on "God's Hands" in particular overflow with the testosterone goodness of straight-up rock. To this he brings his way with words that garnered him the singer/songerwriter appellation. On "God's Hands," he sings with the appropriate note of sarcasm, "Praise the Lord, shake your ass, kingdom come is coming fast." He plays the acoustic guitar on several tracks as well, but even those feel more like modern rock than folk standards thanks to his rapid-fire vocal delivery and sense of humor, as displayed on "Say Baby," a diatribe against trying to get radio play. He pulls off ballads with equal grace and intensity, including the haunting "Soul Custody" and "Bloodsuckers," the latter of which features Garza singing falsetto à la Jeff Buckley. Not all the tracks live up to the originality of the album's best songs, though. "Blow My Mind" and "Crown of Thorns" sound like generic rock songs that anyone could record, which is especially disappointing considering the quality of the other tracks. ~ Michael Gowan
Rolling Stone - Arion Berger
[three stars] With his inexhaustible senses of melody and humor, the eccentric Garza dances on the edge of pretension and makes it sound like a party.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: Atlantic Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075678346828
  • Catalog Number: 83468
  • Sales rank: 366,901

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Drone (3:01)
  2. 2 Say Baby (3:50)
  3. 3 God's Hands (3:22)
  4. 4 Blow My Mind (4:06)
  5. 5 Soul Custody (4:21)
  6. 6 Crown of Thorns (3:23)
  7. 7 Too Much (4:05)
  8. 8 Keep on Crying (4:32)
  9. 9 Alone (3:23)
  10. 10 Bloodsuckers (4:25)
  11. 11 Let Me (3:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Davíd Garza Primary Artist, Multi Instruments
Juliana Hatfield Vocals
Will Calhoun Drums
Jim Scott Tambourine
Doug Wimbish Bass
Technical Credits
Jeff Adams Mastering
Mike Scotella Engineer
Jim Scott Engineer
Andy Taub Engineer
Scott Hull Mastering
Sue Kapa Engineer
Davíd Garza Composer, Producer
Stirling McIlwaine Mastering
Christina Dittmar Art Direction
Andrew Leff Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Overlooked Album

    When this album came out I was miles from Austin TX (Garza's home) and only vaguely aware of his music. I had listened to a friend's copy of This Euphoria, and while impressed did not rush out to buy the album. So I only really discovered David Garza after moving from Austin and regret all those opportunities to see him that I wasted while there.------Overdub is a brilliant album, going from hard rocker to ballad with no loss of power or intensity. When I first bought the album I listened compulsively for months, and still keep it queued up with a host of other old standbys on the CD player.----My favorite songs - Say Baby, Crown of Thorns, Alone, and Keep on Crying - are able to stop me in my tracks even several years after their release. Garza's intensity and voice (at times resembling Robert Plant or Jeff Buckley in use of faletto) and song-writing ability are showcased on this splendid album. One of the most overlooked albums of 2001.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant

    A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine lent me a tape of ''This Euphoria''. Before that I had never heard of David Garza. I loved the tape. To my delight I found out he was playing at The Mercury Lounge in New York City soon after. Well, I went to see this one man show and he played some old stuff and some new stuff from this album. I have never seen a performance like that. The voice is just brilliant. He has such a presence and it reflects in his albums. Buy this album, you won't be disappointed.

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