David Rhoden

Punk rock comes to Chattanooga

by David Rhoden. Day .

We started to get real DIY rock shows in Chattanooga in 1984. The shows were at Dale's, a little sandwich shop in a strip mall. It had clown pictures on the walls but Dale would tack paper skull decorations on them, to make it punk. I never got a sandwich there or heard of anybody else doing so either.

Photos by Kip Shepherd.

Brainwash

Doug Whitehead of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Doug Whitehead of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Kevin Burzese of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Kevin Burzese of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Kevin Burzese of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Kevin Burzese of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Crowd at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Crowd at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Crowd at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Crowd at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Skeeter Herod of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Skeeter Herod of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Skeeter Herod of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Skeeter Herod of Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Brainwash at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Brainwash at Dale's

Strychnine 5

Mark Link of Strychnine 5 at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Mark Link of Strychnine Five at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Guitarist of Strychnine 5 at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Strychnine Five at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Mark Link of Strychnine 5 at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Mark Link of Strychnine Five at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Steve of Strychnine 5 at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Steve of Strychnine Five at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984. Note the skull.

Drummer of Strychnine 5 at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Strychnine Five at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

The Value

The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Ed Tucker of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Ed Tucker of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Richard Rodgers of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Richard Rodgers of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Johnny Wingo of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Johnny Wingo of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Tony Peterson of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

Tony Peterson of The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984

The Value at Dale's, Chattanooga, TN 1984.

Bonus pictures of Hank playing in a basement near UTC:
Hank, Chattanooga, TN 1984
Hank, Chattanooga, TN 1984

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