Garden Variety was an American post-hardcore band active in the 1990s. During their time together, the band created two LPs (a self-titled album in 1993 and Knocking the Skill Level in 1994) and several 7″ singles between 1991-1996. The band broke up in the mid-1990s, with the members joining other bands.
Anthony Roman played and recorded with Rockets Red Glare, then created the band Radio 4. Anthony Rizzo played and recorded with members of The Bogmen in the band Vic Thrill (as guitarist “The Saturn Missile”) and played guitar for Radio 4. He is currently playing in Little Embers and is the main composer for the IFC show “Maron”. Joe Gorelick played and recorded with Bluetip, Sugarhigh, The St. James Stars, Retisonic and Marah. He is currently playing a series of 2008 reunion shows Bluetip and Retisonic shows, in addition to recording new music with the two bands. Gorelick is currently on Dischord Records with 3/4 of Swiz in the band Red Hare.
Garden Variety appeared on a SoundViews magazine CD compilation, and with Pavement and many others on the famous Homage Descendants tribute CD. They were interviewed by actress Janeane Garofalo on the 1995 “7-Up listen up” series (in studio interview and recordings), appeared on the Lookout Records compilation Punk Rock USA alongside Jawbreaker, appeared with Texas is the Reason, Quicksand and many more on the Anti Matter CD/vinyl compilation (as well as the Anti Matter book), and on several other VHS video compilations during 1995/1996. In 1996, Vogue magazine interviewed the band for its Spring 1996 issue.
The Complete Discography 1991-1996 includes both albums plus a compilation of 7″ singles, compilation tracks etc., pressed on three LPs and packed in a wooden box, together with several goodies and fan items.
Anthony Roman – bass, vocals
Anthony Rizzo – guitar
Joe Gorelick – drums, backing vocals
Arctic Rodeo releases:
GARDEN VARIETY – The Complete Discography 1991-1996 – Deluxe 3xLP Box Set (arr080)