R.I.P. Bobby Johnston
2012-10-20 by a est . . i . c el | 49 Comments

Bobby Johnston (better known as Bobby Load) from the Miami underground punk legends "LOAD"
passed today. According to friends and The Miami News Time
"The frontman for the decades-running act Load, he died this morning in hospice at
Jackson North Medical Center due to complications from alcoholism."

Bobby had been hospitalized for weeks and the death of the 42 year old frontman was expected
by his immediate family and best friends. These are really sad news for the punk community.

Rest in peace Bobby Load, 1970-2012.

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Muisc4Life26
October 20th 2012

2666 Comments


RIP

Treeman
October 20th 2012

1223 Comments


RIP pour one out fo my nigga

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012

1664 Comments


they are legendary, but no albums on Sputnik? RIP for the dude though

MichaelSnoxall
October 20th 2012

12163 Comments


This are really sad news for the punk community.

InFiction
October 20th 2012

3655 Comments


Damn, that's a tragedy. RIP.

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012

4507 Comments


sounded like an old blues singer from the 20s, RIP

EyesWideShut
October 20th 2012

3145 Comments


live hard, and die hard bro.

XingKing
October 20th 2012

10561 Comments


"due to complications from alcoholism, the death of the 42 year old frontman was expected by his immediate family and best friends"

What the fuck? Am I the only one who thinks that is just... fucked?

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012

50306 Comments


happens a lot

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Eclecticist
October 20th 2012

3863 Comments


"due to complications from alcoholism, the death of the 42 year old frontman was expected by his immediate family and best friends

What the fuck? Am I the only one who thinks that is just... fucked?
"

Everyone in some sense should anticipate their own demise as well as the demise of those they hold dear. It is only natural to be conscious of death's presence.

RIP I hope he died without regret

henryChinaski
October 20th 2012

2747 Comments


RIP

Captain North
October 20th 2012

6787 Comments


If he was an alcoholic, I guarantee he died with regret dude. What a stupid comment.

RIP though. another sad ending.

XingKing
October 20th 2012

10561 Comments


@Eclecticist: I am saying it's fucked up that his family and friends were anticipating his death because he was an alcoholic.

Captain North
October 20th 2012

6787 Comments


No, his death was expected because he'd been in hospital for months, clearly there were serious complications and the doctors had probably told them to expect it.

Inferis
October 20th 2012

417 Comments


RIP. I knew it was coming but still sad.

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Tyrael
October 20th 2012

20866 Comments


dam

RIP

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Ire
October 20th 2012

41761 Comments


terrible

RIP

NeoSpaz
October 20th 2012

4518 Comments


aw fuck
RIP

Youtellme
October 20th 2012

1351 Comments


"Legendary punk band from Miami."

Apperantly not legendary enough.

And always sad to hear this
RIP

AnthonyFartano
October 20th 2012

233 Comments


I did not enjoy this guys music. But I guess it's sad. I didn't know the guy so oh well.

Maniac!
October 20th 2012

26250 Comments


"This are really sad news for the punk community. "


lmfao

Azn.
October 20th 2012

5609 Comments


RIP

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


Apperantly not legendary enough.


Sputnik is not the be-all and end-all of punk so shut up.
This are indeed sad news for the punk community. Bobby was one of the best vocalists in the history of punk.



AnthonyFartano
October 20th 2012

233 Comments


Ok dad

Youtellme
October 20th 2012

1351 Comments


Sputnik is not the be-all and end-all of punk so shut up.


Are you for real?

If this band is so legendary then why does it not have an album in the database, at the very least?

Obviously the site shouldn't be flooded with uber obscure band that like 3 people have heard of, but the relevant stuff should be here, no?
Specially for a site that places strong emphasis on Non-mainstream acts(if these guys weren't mainstream, i assume they weren't.)

chambered49
October 20th 2012

1727 Comments


rip

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


Are you for real?

Yes.

If this band is so legendary then why does it not have an album in the database, at the very least?


They are not ยท"so legendary" they were an extremely obscure punk group from the 80's and 90's that
became legendary inside the underground punk sub-culture because of their euphoric performances and
traditional songwriting. Ask a punk fan from Florida about LOAD and he will tell you a 10 page-long
story.

Obviously the site shouldn't be flooded with uber obscure band that like 3 people have heard of, but
the relevant stuff should be here, no?

Yes, I was surprised to see that LOAD wa not in the database. I completely agree.

Specially for a site that places strong emphasis on Non-mainstream acts(if these guys weren't
mainstream, i assume they weren't.)

Sputnik doesn't places emphasis on non-mainstream bands/artists. That is up to the users. There are
lots of obscure artists on sputnik? Yes. But that doesn't means the site is centered around them.
Just look at the features. If this site focused on non-mainstream bands I suppose Anberlin,
Sylosys, and Wintersun shouldn't be there. Right? I'm not going to keep debating (though), RIP.

Youtellme
October 20th 2012

1351 Comments


Well before i joined this site someone informed that this placed put a stronger emphasis on more obscure-ish acts(than other websites, at least), so that's why i came here.

Of course i'm not saying they shouldn't pay attention to mainstream acts, or that they don't.

"So legendary" was a bad choice of words, true.

But anyway yeah, no point in debating

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


Sputnik is pretty much metal / rock / alt & indie centered. There's some hip-hop as well but metal & indie are given major emphasis while Jazz, psych / folk are more than often forgotten. Talking about punk.. Where's Swankers, Red Kross, Broken Bones, D.O.A., Black Uniforms, The Fall, No Talk, Sluggo, The Discocks, Misery?. I know what I'm talking about when I say sputnik is not the be-all-end-all of Punk. Cheers :]

Eclecticist
October 20th 2012

3863 Comments


"Sputnik is pretty much metal / rock / alt & indie centered. There's some hip-hop as well but metal & indie are given major emphasis while Jazz, psych / folk are more than often forgotten."

lol only some hip-hop and metal? Really

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2012

8814 Comments


"This are really sad news"

this are really bad grammar

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Azn.
October 20th 2012

5609 Comments


I feel like sputnik's mostly metal/prog/indie/punk centered

Fuck hip hop.

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


this are really bad grammar


I'm not American, thanks for pointing that out.

wabbit
October 20th 2012

6999 Comments


http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/load

rip and all but no one knows who this band is.

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


Stop complaining about the popularity of LOAD. As I said before - they were an underground punk band; they never had any press coverage or were promoted so it makes sense no one on any music-reviews site rates them much.

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/crossfade/2012/10/bobby_load_dead_musician_load_band_miami.php

http://saltyeggs.com/bobby-load/

zaruyache
October 20th 2012

6406 Comments


Gia since you love them so much, please stop being a hipster and share some of their material with the rest of us. Since literally nobody else seems to know who this guy was.

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someguest
October 20th 2012

20510 Comments


that's like the perfect name for a gay man

rip you fucking alcoholic

Ethics
October 20th 2012

4112 Comments


can't believe so many people are being assholes over a few mistakes lol

RIP to the dude, legendary or not

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


How many times do I have to repeat? My name is fucking "Gian," not "Gia."

GiaNXGX
October 20th 2012

4867 Comments


please stop being a hipster and share some of their material with the rest of us. Since literally nobody else seems to know who this guy was.


I'm not a hipster, from what I've heard a "hipster" is someone who refuses to conform and evades mainstream things in order to feel comfortable with himself.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=LOAD+DISCOGRAPHY+COSMIC+HEARSE

Captain North
October 21st 2012

6787 Comments


Maybe you shouldn't have capitalised the 'n' in your name if you wanted to get called Gian. Bit of a bizarre thing to have a shit over.

Mickeymau5
October 21st 2012

1614 Comments


"
"This are really sad news"

this are really bad grammar"

No smiley face? :[

Nipple
October 21st 2012

759 Comments


Rest in Peace

deathofasalesman
October 21st 2012

5837 Comments


"These are really sad news for the punk community."

Should be changed to "This is really sad news for the punk community."

I have a feeling that English is not your first language.


Trist66
October 21st 2012

148 Comments


Gia you're a fuck

ShadowRemains
October 21st 2012

20687 Comments


gian learn to quote

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slutnik
October 21st 2012

59 Comments


Anyone else find the news story before this fitting?

TheJunkhead
October 22nd 2012

42 Comments


I can't believe how many petty arguments are being started over this thread.

I don't know who the guy was either, but I'm sure the band did have a steady following at one point in time.

Regardless, RIP

DotEight
October 22nd 2012

5530 Comments


No idea who this guy was, but I'm sure he made some kind of impact to the lives of people.

RIP.



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