“Neon Nights” barely missed the Top 40 charts only rising to #42 in 1977, while the first single, “Georgia Rhythm” only made it to #68. The album did quite well being their highest charting album to date with it peaking at #11 and was their second highest charting LP in their entire career. “A Rock and Roll Alternative” was certified gold in both the US and Canada.
The final cut on the album, “Neon Nights” was authored by lead vocalist Buddy Buie and drummer Robert Nix. Dean Daughtry’s keyboard of choice on this cut was a Wurlitzer Electronic Piano. What makes the song is the interplay between guitarists Barry Bailey and J.R. Cobb. The octave runs set this song off as being different; however, the choruses betray ARS’ southern heritage.