Ah, a bummer for punk fans in basements everywhere! Brian Roy "Wimpy" Goble of iconic Vancouver punk group the Subhumans has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 57, according to SPIN.
The bassist and vocalist front Subhumans for both of its full-length albums released during the early '80s. The band was best known for its 1980 debut release Incorrect Thoughts and then broke up shortly after the release of No Wishes, No Prayers in 1983. The band reformed during 2006 and released its final LP New Dark Age Parade. Attempts to rerelease Incorrect Thoughts fell through due to legal issues regarding who owned the rights but, never one to give up, Subhumans rerecorded the entire album for Jello Biafra's label Alternative Tentacles for a 2010 release, celebrating the album's 30-year anniversary.
Goble played in the band Skulls before joining Subhumans and then moved on to play bass in D.O.A., often referred to the original hardcore band. No reports indicate that the bassist had previous health problems leading up to the heart attack.