Friday, 12 September 2014
There was sad news yesterday with an announcement via Mani on Twitter that Robert 'Throb' Young had died. Throb was guitarist with Primal Scream from the second album through to 2006. The guitar on I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have and Movin' On Up, the slide guitar on the bluesier Screamadelica songs and Loaded, the vocals on Slip Inside This House, the killer riff on Jailbird, Medication, Vanishing Point... the list goes on. Lifelong friend of Bobby Gillespie he joined Primal Scream on bass but soon switched to guitar and nudged them towards rock 'n' roll and away from 80s indie. Throb left in 2006 due to 'personal difficulties' and his appearances in the Screamadelica anniversary film two years ago suggested some of those problems persisted.
This is the epic ten minute title track from Screamadelica that didn't actually appear on Screamadelica but on the Dixie-Narco e.p. 'Spaced out, star child, screamadelica...'