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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.


ALICE COOPER

Dirty Diamonds

(New West Records Hard rock album)

Stream “Woman of Mass Distraction

Stream “Perfect” (Windows Media)


THE DANCING CIGARETTES

1980–1981: The Gulcher Recordings

(Gulcher Records New wave art-punk reissue)

Stream “Puppies In A Sack” (Windows Media)


THE DETROIT COBRAS

Baby

(Bloodshot Records Soul-rock album)

Stream “I Wanna Holler (But the Town’s Too Small)” (Windows Media)


MODEY LEMON

The Curious City

(Birdman Records Pychedelic boogie-punk album)

Stream “Bucket of Butterflies” (Windows Media)

Stream “Sleepwalkers” (Windows Media)


MX-80 SOUND

Live at the Library: Bloomington, Indiana 1977–1978

(Gulcher Records Science-metal reissue)

Stream “Don’t Come Knockin’” (Windows Media)


THE PANICS

I Wanna Kill My Mom!!!

(Gulcher Records ’80s punk reissue)
Stream “I Wanna Kill My Mom” (Windows Media)


RED GLANCE

Swirls Away

(Gulcher Records ’80s art-punk reissue)

Stream “Valerie” (Windows Media)


RED SWAN

4 Songs From Stay Out of Ingham County

(Self-Published Demo unlabeled old-timey country-pigfuck demo EP)

Stream “A Fistful of Glitter

Stream “Knuckle Sandwich” (MySpace Player)


SILVERTIDE Show and Tell

(J Records Hard rock album)

Stream “Ain’t Coming Home” (Windows Media)

Stream “Devil’s Daughter” (Windows Media)


THUNDERTRAIN

Hell Tonite!

(Gulcher Records ’70s live hard rock radio-broadcast reissue)

Stream “Counterattack” (Windows Media)


THUNDERTRAIN

Teenage Suicide

(Gulcher Records ’70s hard rock reissue)

Stream “Hot For Teacher” (Windows Media)


RED SNERTS: THE SOUND OF GULCHER
(Gulcher Records ’80s new wave and punk reissue compilation)

Stream “New Generation” (Windows Media)

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