Shouldn't be hard to figure out what my favorite record label is this month. Seems whatever creative toxins were floating around the Cuyahoga River in Pere Ubu/Devo/Tin Huey's northern Ohio late '70s had, within a few short years, seeped through septic filters and out of Ohio River aqueducts, spilling into southern Indiana. Who knew? The Dancing Cigarettes and Red Glance had apparently spent plenty of time with Talking Heads 77 and Marquee Moon as well. Thundertrain, who despite their current reissue imprint lived in Boston not Bloomington at the time, more likely preferred Rocks. And though their liner notes suggest they were once major assholes (to teachers at school dances they played, no less), they're at least generous enough guys now not to be upset that Van Halen probably ripped off their 1976 "Hot for Teacher!" in 1984.