Rose Library Presents: Atlanta Intersections

In part 2 of our conversation, William DuVall and Randy DuTeau of Neon Christ talk about the band’s 1984 tour, the evolution of the band's sound, the release of "1984," and the Record Store Day show in Little Five Points.

Show Notes

Our exploration of the Rose Library’s Atlanta punk collection continues with a conversation with William DuVall and Randy DuTeau of Neon Christ. In this episode, we talk about the band’s 1984 tour, the song they wanted played on 96 Rock, settling old scores, the 1984 reissue, and last year’s Record Store Day show in Atlanta.

Neon Christ formed in 1983 and soon began sharing the stage with hardcore luminaries such as the Dead Kennedys, Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, and Corrosion of Conformity. Last year Southern Lord Recordings released 1984, a deluxe edition of all the material Neon Christ recorded in that year. More about Neon Christ. Check out the video.

Neon Christ official video

William DuVall is the vocalist and guitarist in Alice in Chains. He founded his first band AVOC (Awareness Void of Chaos) in 1983. Hardcore legends Neon Christ followed soon after along with a stint in BL’AST!. He started jazz/punk/world improvisors No Wall before forming Comes With the Fall. DuVall joined Alice in Chains in 2006. Visit DuVall's website.

Randy DuTeau is the vocalist for Neon Christ and Gardens Of.... He is now a noted sports marketing executive. 

Learn about Rose Library's Atlanta punk rock collection here.

What is Rose Library Presents: Atlanta Intersections?

Atlanta Intersections explores how lives and place are bound together. The series brings activists, artists, authors, journalists, musicians, photographers, scholars, and urbanists together to discuss their lives, their work and their experiences of the city and how it all converges.