Monday, March 28, 2011

Neon Christ doc. needs your help

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM

All Alone Together: Neon Christ and Atlanta Hardcore is a documentary film by director Edgar Johnson about the Atlanta hardcore punk scene in the early ‘80s. More specifically it’s about the band Neon Christ, which, even though they weren’t the first hardcore band in Atlanta (DDT and AVOC predated them by just a little bit), is unarguably the most memorable ATL hardcore act of the Reagen era. It was also the band in which vocalist/guitarist and current Alice in Chains frontman William DuVall’s songwriting really started taking shape.

The film will also examine the socio-political elements that gave rise to bands like Neon Christ, and how punk and hardcore have changed over the last 30+ years.

But of course none of this can happen without money and the film’s producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $6,500 to fund the project. The band is giving away some pretty interesting items to donors, such as their posthumous Neon Christ 2x7-inch that was released in 1990 (for a $100 donation). They’re also giving away DuVall's black ESP guitar (signed of course), which was used during the 2008 Neon Christ reunion show at the Treehouse, and has also been used onstage and in the studio with Alice in Chains. But that takes a donation of a cool $2k.

The film is still under production, but judging by the interviews with the youngsters in the trailer (above) All Alone Together seems to be taking a que from Penelope Spheeris' style, albeit less jagged.

Regardless, if punk rock changed your life your probably going to want to give 'til it hurts.

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