GET IT BACK
March 3rd, 2014 by Tim
JAY WITH TURNING POINT AT OLIVER J'S

JAY WITH TURNING POINT AT OLIVER J’S

Many of you may remember an interview that we did a few years back with Turning Point guitarist, Jay Laughlin. If you happened to miss that interview, use our search function in the upper right corner and be sure to check it out in our archives. Regardless, Jay’s been doing music consistently (Turning Point, Shadow Season, Godspeed, 1200, Lenola, Grand Fabric, Like A Fox and now JJL) and just this past February the 22nd, Jay stumbled upon hard times when his band’s studio/practice space burned to the ground. Jay and his band lost everything, nothing was salvaged.

So as a friend and out of respect and appreciation for what Jay has done musically, we felt it only made sense to reach out and help any way we could. If you follow the link below, Jay has set up a page for contributions. Jay has also broken down the entire story and what his goals are with the site he’s set up. Please check it out and help if possible. Thanks. -Tim DCXX

Check out Jay’s indiegogo page HERE and like we said, please contribute if possible.

JAY WITH JJL

JAY WITH JJL

JAY WITH TURNING POINT AT THE FALL BRAWL IN WASHINGTON, DC | PHOTO: DAVE BROWN

JAY WITH TURNING POINT AT THE FALL BRAWL IN WASHINGTON, DC | PHOTO: DAVE BROWN

CASSETTE LOVE PART 3
January 7th, 2014 by Larry

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From the collection of Jeff Terranova.

WORDS ON PAPER MEAN NOTHING…
May 13th, 2013 by Ed

GODSPEED AT THE CELLBLOCK IN BENSALEM, PA (02.15.92) | FULL SET IN HD

I’ve posted Godspeed clips before but never the entire Cellblock set. For many, this rare footage has remained unseen until recently. My hope is that Memorial Day footage (Memorial Day was Skip’s final project before his untimely death) is not far behind. —Ed DCXX

FROM THE HI-IMPACT ARCHIVES
February 8th, 2013 by Tim

A COLLECTION OF TURNING POINT PHOTOS FOUND IN A DRAWER BY DARREN WALTERS

A collection of Turning Point photos found by Hi-Impact’s Darren Walters

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The one and only ad for Turning Point 7″ that ran once in Maximum Rock ‘n Roll and helped to sell 4000 copies of the record. Designed by the Wass at the University of Delaware computer labs between classes.

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Camera ready label art for the first pressing of the Turning Point 7″

NOW IT’S HANGING OVER MY HEAD LIKE A STORM ABOUT TO COME DOWN ON ME
August 22nd, 2012 by Ed

SHADOW SEASON’S KEN FLAVELL IN STUDIO TRACKING VOCALS | PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER FLAVELL

GODSPEED LIVE IN BENSALEM, PA FEBRUARY 15, 1992
August 14th, 2012 by Ed

VIDEO COURTESY OF TED DEL TORO

THE FEW AND THE PROUD
June 27th, 2012 by Gordo

TURNING POINT AND CREW | PHOTO: MIKEY FASTBREAK

I was very a normal kid in high school, I wasn’t a “punk” outsider. I had plenty of friends and was good at sports. Gym teachers would pull me aside and wonder why I wasn’t playing for the high school basketball team. I told them I played music on the weekends and couldn’t commit to every game. Music teachers wanted me in the jazz band on drums. Same deal, if you were in the jazz band you had to be in the marching band and play at the Sunday football games. There was no way I could do that and also would never wear that stupid marching band outfit either. But once I started really getting into hardcore, everything fell to the wayside.

I was into skating too. I was friends with all the jocks, but nobody knew what the fuck we were into. Guys would always ask what was up with the hardcore t-shirts, what were they about, but they just didn’t get it or care really. But we weren’t outcasts by any stretch of the imagination. We were normal kids, we were just really into hardcore.

-Jay Laughlin, Turning Point

TURNING POINT
May 18th, 2012 by Gordo

TURNING POINT IN DC | PHOTO: DAVE BROWN

The difference between the seven inch and the LP was probably from the stuff we were listening to as well as just our own progression in musicianship.  I think everyone was getting a little bit better and wanting to challenge ourselves.  It was just a natural thing.  We were just four kids who got together after school and played.  There were never band meetings or anything to talk about what direction we wanted to go in.  But our sound was naturally developing.

I think Embrace and the DC stuff crept in.  Plus, I was also still into metal, so Metallica and Slayer was in there too.  I would sit and listen to Ride The Lightning and learn every riff in my bedroom rewinding the tape over and over again.  That’s where the acoustic guitar intro type stuff came from.

-Jay Laughlin, Turning Point