Variety Store

Studio, 1991- Crystal Turtle Studio – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella, Dave Turcotte



Live, 1990-Aug-15 – Corktown – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella, Dave Turcotte


Live, 1992-Mar-28 – 1150 Club – Toronto, ON (cut)

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, John Kinsella, Dave Turcotte


Live, 1998-July – Gown’n’Gavel – Hamilton, ON

John Harvey, Paul Settle, John Battaglia, Dave Turcotte


Lyrics

Look at this
apple in a pig
heroin and opium
apomorphine
prostitutes and hookers
we’ve got everything
in the variety store

C
And I’m living
in Indianapolis
and I’m looking
for Kurt Vonnegut


Step right in
Styrofoam cups
radiation scams
excess of the rich
dreamboats and sailboats
we’ve got everything
in the variety store

C
And I’m standing
in the pollution
and I’m looking
for resolution


Come on in
check this out
quit your bitching
booze and forests
msgs and pcbs
we’ve got everything
in the variety store

C
And I’m living
in isolation
and I’m searching
for absolution


We/ve got everything
We/ve got everything
We/ve got everything…


Notes

  • One of the few songs that carried over from the 1990-1992 Uncles period to the 1996-1999 period. Our tightest song? Paul’s trumpet leading into the chorus always blows me away.
  • I think the 1990 live version might be the best of them all. Nice energy, very tight and I’m satisfied with my vocals. I’m not so sure about my dancing…haha.
  • Unfortunately, the 1992 version has a couple of cuts in it (about a minute’s worth). Hey – I’m not complaining – better than nothing! That may have been the best version…?

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