Friday, 12 September 2014
It's Friday . .. Let's Pay Our Respects
A few of the blogs that I follow have carried the sad news of the death of Robert Young aka Throb, formerly one of the guitarists of Primal Scream. I didn't know that much about Young but as an integral part of the band from the early days he was responsible for shaping the Scream's sound from Imperial through to Country Girl and for that reason alone his passing should be acknowledged. I will leave it to those that knew him to comment on his personal life.
It is always sad when people die young and it is particularly affecting when that person was responsible for one of your favourite pieces of music ever, full stop. When I think of Robert Young I immediately think of the cover of Loaded and that tune! Below is a recording of Loaded from back in 1994 at the Barrowlands, what a night that was!
It was going to be that track, unfortunately iTunes does not want to import the bootleg for some reason, so instead posted is a version from LA recorded two years before the Glasgow gig that came in the 20th Anniversary box set of Screamadelica.
Have a good weekend people.
Rest easy Robert.
Primal Scream - Loaded (Hollywood Palladium)