Primal Scream Pays Tribute to Robert Young [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
Primal Scream Pays Tribute to Robert Young [WATCH VIDEO]

Robert Young, who was aptly given the epithet “Throb,” died at the age of 49. Throb was more than just a guitarist for Primal Scream. With his leather trousers and feral hairdo, he surely represented rock ‘n’ roll with the attitude that defined the band. His musical passion landed the band’s hardrockin’ moments. To honor Throb’s passing, Primal Scream have issued a statement, referring to him as “a true rock and roller.” Read on to learn more about this story.

Posting on the band’s official Facebook page, the band members paid an earnest tribute to Throb, offering their sympathies to his family and friends and sharing reminiscences of Throb.


We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young.
A beautiful and deeply soulful man.
He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers,
In the words of Johnny Marr “Throb with a gold top Les Paul -unbeatable”

He was a true rock and roller. He walked the walk.
He had “Heart & Soul” tattooed on his arm and I’m sure on his heart too.
He once said to me “When we go onstage it’s a war between us and the audience”
He never let go of that attitude.

Our love and thoughts are with his sons Brandon and Miles and their mother Jane, his wife Rachel, and his immediate family.

Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes ,Primal Scream.

Primal Scream is a Scottish alternative rock band originally formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie and Robert Young. The current members consists of Gillespie, Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (keyboards), Simone Butler (bass) and Darrin Mooney (drums). Throb was a member of Primal Scream since its inception in 1982 until his departure in 2006.   Barrie Cadogan has been with the band since 2006 as a replacement of Robert Throb. Their album, “Screamadelica,” won the Mercury prize in 1992. Their latest album “More Light” was released on May 13, 2013.

May his soul rest in peace. Our prayers and thoughts are with his near and dear ones.

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