Robert ‘Throb’ Young has died. He was previously with the Scottish alternative rock band Primal Scream, when he was first on bass swiftly moving towards being the guitarist when the band recorded their 1987 debut album Sonic Flower Groove. He had been a member of the band for seven studio albums, he left after the release of 2006′s Riot City Blues.
Asked about the possibility of Young rejoining the band, front-man Bobby Gillespie told Drowned in Sound last year: “No, it’s never gonna happen again. That moment has passed.”
“He went one way and we went another way. He stopped making music and we carried on making music. You just have to get on with your life.
“Robert Young’s an incredible musician, an incredible talent. One of the most talented people I’ve ever known.”
There have been many tributes left to Young over social media since his passing was confirmed, here are some of them.
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