Morre Robert Young, ex-guitarrista e um dos fundadores da banda Primal Scream.
Robert Young, um dos guitarristas e fundadores da banda escocesa indie-psicodélica Primal Scream,morreu nesta terça (9), na cidade de Hove, na Inglaterra. O corpo do músico de 49 anos foi encontrado pela polícia às 3h30 da manhã. Ainda não foi divulgado o motivo de sua morte.
Mani, ex-baixista da banda, foi quem confirmou a notícia ao The Guardian e BBC. Robert gravou os clássicos Screamadelica, Vanishing Point e XTRMNTR, mas deixou o Primal Scream em 2006. Ele estava afastado da música desde então.
Primal Scream with Robert ‘Throb’ Young (centre). Photograph: Mick Hutson/Redferns
Robert ‘Throb’ Young has been found dead in his apartment at age 49. Young died on September 9.
Sussex Police have confirmed that the death was “not suspicious”.
Robert ‘Throb’ Young was an early member of Primal Scream with Bobby Gillespie who he met at Kings Park Secondary School as students. In 1984 they formed Primal Scream. Young was the original bass player and later switched to guitar.
Young left the band in 2006 due to personal issues.
Robert ‘Throb’ Young leaves behind two sons Brandon and Miles, his current wife Rachel and former partner Jane.
Robert “Throb” Young was more than just a guitarist for Primal Scream. With his leather trousers and untamed mane, he was symbolic of the rock’n’roll stance that defined the band, and his musical obsessions provided the gateway towards the band’s hard-rockin’, Stones’n’Stooges moments. And so to honour the passing of someone Bobby Gillespie once described as “an incredible musician … one of the most talented people I’ve ever known” here are five of the Scream’s most rocking – or throbbing – moments.
I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have
Before making their classic LP Screamadelica, Primal Scream spent an album getting – or at least trying to get – their love of MC5-influenced rock’n’roll out of their system. I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have, which featured Throb on the single sleeve, was a ballad that developed into a loose, druggy guitar swagger – perfect material for Andrew Weatherall to remould as their breakthrough hit Loaded.