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Remembering Throb: Primal Scream guitarist is gone, but his riffs not forgotten

by | 11th, September 2014

SAD news Primal Scream guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young has died, according to reports and testimonials from friends.

The band’s publicist has confirmed the news, but there’s been no word from the band themselves. Former Screamteam members and friends have tweeted about their sadness at the news, with Mani (member of Primal Scream between Stone Roses gigs) posting on a forum:

“Robert young , AKA the throb, passed away this weekend in hove. Truly devastating news.”

Liam Gallagher tweeted “RIP Robert Young AKA ‘Throb’. Live Forever LG x,” while Tim Burgess added: “So sad to hear of the death of Rob ‘Throb’ Young A real good un.”

Friend of the band and Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh paid tribute, writing: “RIP Robert Young. One of the best, the most beautiful, who WAS rock n roll. Big love bro, give them it big time over the other side. #Throb”

Throb was a member of Primal Scream from pretty much the off until his departure in 2006. He was there for all the band’s greatest LPs, from ‘Screamadelica’, though to ‘Vanishing Point’ and the super underrated ‘XTRMNTR’.

When he left the group, Bobby Gillespie said at the time: “Let’s just say that he’s got some problems that he’s got to sort out for himself. It’s a hard thing to talk about, because it’s private and it’s his life, and I don’t think I have the right to judge him. I’d like Throbert to be alive. I’d like him to be well. I’d like him to be happy. Further than that I can’t really say. I just hope he wants to get better.”

So now, we’d like to share some of Throb’s best

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