Endpoint (band)

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Endpoint
Origin Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Genres Hardcore
Emo
Years active 1988–1994
Labels Slamdek, Conversion, Doghouse Records
Past members Rob Pennington, Duncan Barlow, Kyle Crabtree, Rusty Sohm, Jason Graff, Lee Fetzer, Chad Castetter, Pat McClimans

Endpoint was a hardcore band from Louisville, Kentucky. A considerable number of their songs dealt with social and political issues.

The band was founded in 1988 as Deathwatch.[1] They released only one record, posthumously in 1991, which was a split 7" with another local band named Crain. In 1988, the band changed their name and the following year, with most of the original line-up, released a 17-song album on cassette through the Slamdek Record Company label.[2] The album, called If The Spirits Are Willing, was available in Louisville area stores in May 1989. However, following this release, the band only performed twice for the remainder of the year, and then practically disappeared.

In 1994, the band finally decided to call it quits after a seven-year career. On December 31, they played their last and largest show for over two thousand people in, of course, Louisville. In 1995, the band released their last record, appropriately entitled "The Last Record".

They reunited for two shows in 2010 as a benefit for Jason Noble of Rodan, who had been diagnosed with cancer.[1][3]

A large number of Endpoint's songs were political. They have been described as having a "soaring pro-community message".[4]

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Crain and Deathwatch Split 7" - Slamdek
  • If the Spirits Are Willing - Slamdek
  • Endpoint and Sunspring Split 7"- Slamdek
  • Endpoint and Sunspring Split 7"-Written in Rock: Songs of Rick Sprinfield - Slamdek
  • EP2 7" - Break Even Point
  • Idiots 7"/CD - Doghouse
  • Every 26 Seconds 7" - Doghouse
  • Slamdek Discography 1988-1991 - Slamdek
  • In a Time of Hate
  • Catharsis - Doghouse
  • After Taste - Doghouse
  • The Last Record

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jeffrey Lee Puckett, "Legendary Endpoint reunited to lend a hand", Louisville Courier Journal, May 14, 2010.
  2. ^ Maximum RocknRoll 129, 1994.
  3. ^ Jeffrey Lee Puckett, "Keeping Their Edge", Louisville Courier-Journal, May 12, 2010.
  4. ^ Ryan Downey, "Nothing Left Inside: The Failures of Punk: Duncan Barlow", in Daniel Sinker, ed., We Owe You Nothing: Punk Planet: the Collected Interviews, New York: Akashik, 2001, ISBN 9781888451146, pp. 303–06, p. 306.

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