Once a staple within the South Florida Hardcore scene, and infamously known for their clinically insane antics, Load lived a punk rock story worth telling. As the South Florida history books will show, tradgedy struck the the band not once, but twice, in the untimely deaths of their guitarist Jeff Tucci, and their charismatic and almost Kurt Cobain-like lead singer, Bobby “Load” Johnston.
But it was the hard & fast life that they lived so recklessly, that the stories created will possibly light up the silver screen... click to read more
And it’s their yet-to-be-released documentary “Whiskey on Beer” that aims to do just that. It’s a crowd-funded affair, with an in-progress campaign that can be found on IndieGoGo.
The campaign, however, has entered it’s final week, and as I write this, they’ve raised approximately $6,680 of the stated $10,500 needed. It’s gonna be a play at the plate, folks!
You can contribute to the “Whiskey on Beer” campaign here:
When I think back of Load antics, I think of the time Bobby jumped off of the stage mid-set while playing to a packed house, opening for The Ramones. He crowd-surfed to the bar, and proceeded to order a drink, while his bandmates attempted to call him back to the mic.
Jeff Tucci, who made the Miami New Times 10 Best Punk Guitarists of All Time list, passed away in November 2014. Aside from his central role in Load, Tucci also had stints in Jack Off Jill and Middle Finger Mob. It would give justice and redemption to have this documentary made, in memory of both Bobby Johnston and Jeff as well.
They would toast themselves, and us down here as well, from Heaven, knowing that their Punk Rock Tale will told to the masses, once and for all…
Editor -Urban Warrior
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“Take Back The Power ”, the lead-off track of The Interrupters self-titled debut, came ripping into consciousness, searing holes in my speakers and opening up a fresh gash in the side of my head, as if I was slugged by a Ska baseball bat.
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You will not believe your eyes…
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IF COURTNEY LOVE & MARILYN MANSON HAD A LOVE CHILD…. With that said, make no mistake about it, Kimberly is TEN TIMES the musician Love could ever dream of being… Her voice has a (CLICK Here to read more…)
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“You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best… The Hottest Band in the World… KISS !!!!!”
KISS Live – Gods of Thunder
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With a strong emphasis on the word POWER…
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