2008-12-09

E to the N to the Mother Fuckin' D-Point Oh.

Ok, so this band contains a bunch of whining little man-boys of questionable sexual preference. They've been the butt of jokes, the cause of a scene skirmish or 2, and blasphemous in the name of our F band to follow (not like I'm giving away anything here -- as if there was any doubt). Kids used to cry at their shows. Seriously. Girls would crowd the stage, and the fellas would play sans-shoes.

And if that's not enough, on more than one occasion they burned their bridges with Cleveland hardcore*

* The story was that Rob Pennington said that Endpoint would never ever do a reunion. That is, unless One Life Crew was playing. Only then would these boys reunite -- and not to share the stage with the Clevo str-hate edgers -- they would play at a competing show to make sure there would be more tonnage on stage than in the crowd at the OLC show.

So how does Catharsis then outstage the OG purveyors of Vegan Edge or the melodic saviors of a scene? Longevity, purpose, and message. This record is more than significant -- it's urgent, hard, catchy, and sing-along-able. Excuse the horrible guitar tone, and recognize more chug and quick parts (even a wailing solo or 2). Call and response vocals, intense imagery and a pissed off attitude. Forget scene politics: Endpoint introduced the body-politic into the hardcore scene. This was important. This is still an important record.

Bonus points for the photo in the insert of the reissue showcasing Pat McClimons rocking a handmade "Erba Rulz" t-shirt (there's a hooded version visable on a crowd member in the cover shot -- see above). Oh, that and the OG Raw Deal T-shirt Rob Point was wearing at the actual factual reunion (which incidentally had nothing to do with OLC) set at the "last" BTGOG show.

Oh, and don't forget they also made the little record called In a Time of Hate at a small studio called Mars, with a certain crazy man named Bill Korecky. The stories he and Erba tell of Duncan and Rob are "entertaining" (to say the least).




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15 comments:

Hess said...

I saw Endpoint when In a Time Of Hate came out and I loved it. It became the big inside joke to always say, "I'm so fucking piiissssed!". Never really got into anything else by them though sorry. My choice for e would have been Elvis....Dana Murray's got my back on this one. Endpoint's thanks lists were like novels. Erba's MARS stories about them lol

Nate said...

Embrace, Egghunt as runners up. Chuck picks Erykah Badu?

Chuck Right said...

Easy E. You're trippin' over there Nate.

scotty said...

PLUS!!! I'm on the cover! headband and all!

XSLABAX said...

ENVISION!!!!and EYEBALL!!!!2 greats that never miss on my rotation!!!!

Nate Hough-Snee said...

Hess hurry up and review the floorpunch record so I can do G(B)....

C-AIF said...

Endpoint at the Empire was pretty awesome. I'm glad I didn't see those kids with lunchboxes crying at the Y.

Hess said...

Scotty haha that is awesome, funny stuff! Jeff G. I remember you sitting at the table of the Canton Y looking to trade for action figures and drummer of Lifegame was on the other side playing legos. Of course, I don't remember the band sets that day!

John Committed said...

Hess -- you sure that wasn't some random a 5-year old? I mean -- could be a common mistake -- I seam to remember the singer from Lifegame being um, a little um, diminutive (Or was that the drummer? I know someone in that band was.) Hahaha! Canton Y!

Hess said...

Nah it was the drummer Matt who was playing with the legos, pretty sure we were the two youngest there. The singer was Craig x10. Saw their first 'show'at Flash's. Still listen to that demo, now I have to dig up the State of Mind demo.

Scotty said...

I don't recall EVER having action figures NOR a lunch box NOR legos... well I did have a lego haircut a few years later

scotty said...

oops I guess you weren't accusing me of such childish games... my bad... I could use some better reading skills

C-AIF said...

Hess, I don't remember that particular show either (Catharsis? Did Unbroken play?) but trying to trade Star Wars action figures for records did work sometimes! I missed the Endpoint Y show, but when I heard about dudes crying...ugh.

tony said...

they were good freinds and a damn good band at one point,lost me with the flower-power stance though. duncan and chad were good buddies.

tony said...

they were good freinds and a damn good band at one point,lost me with the flower-power stance though. duncan and chad were good buddies.