William DuVall and Randy DuTeau of Neon Christ, Part I

William DuVall and Randy DuTeau of Neon Christ talk about how they discovered punk, their first bands, the formation of Neon Christ, the band’s first show, their early sound, and hardcore’s DIY ethos in part one of our conversation.

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, William and Randy talk about how they discovered punk, their first bands, the formation of Neon Christ, the band’s first show, their early sound, and hardcore’s DIY ethos in part one of our conversation.

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.