Turning Point
The Story

New Jersey’s Turning Point appeared in the late eighties as one of the most promising and engaging straight edge hardcore bands of their time. Their fast, aggressive songwriting, danceable beats, sing-a-long youth anthems, and memorable live shows helped earn them fans across the globe. But rather than be content with pigeonholing themselves, they continued to expand upon their original ideals. As Turning Point evolved, melody began creeping into the songwriting, and the lyrical content took a more emotional slant. Soon, Turning Point weren’t just simply a hardcore band. They had transcended their posi-youth roots to become pioneers who were able to straddle the line between hardcore and more complex song structure and issues--all of which would influence a generation of upcoming bands throughout the mid-nineties such as Lifetime, Texas is the Reason, Farside, and The Promise Ring.

Where Are They Now?
Skip Candelori Unfortunately, Skip died unexpectedly in July of 2003. All who had the pleasure of knowing him will sorely miss Skip. Steve Crudello Still living in Philadelphia, Stevo is a bartender and still trying to resurrect the grunge movement. Ken Flavell A New Jersey resident, Ken is married and working as a carpenter, handyman, and contractor. Nick Greif Currently living New Jersey, Nick is currently employed by a design firm. Jay Laughlin Besides his position as guitarist/vocalist for Lenola, Jay runs a studio in his house in New Jersey.


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Turning Point Demo and Live Session Download
Blogged and Quartered has posted the Turning Point demo and a live 1991 session on WNYU's Crucial Chaos show.Turning Point: Demos & Live on WNYU...
Darren Walters Interviewed on Turning Point History
Double Cross, the online fanzine dedicated to hardcore, has just published an interview with Jade Tree Co-Owner Darren Walters about Turning Point...
Think Fast! Records has just released the official vinyl version of the TURNING POINT discography 1988-1991. This double-LP set is the first and...