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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

REMEMBERING THE LATE MICK KARN

The other night, Corinna, Prudence and I were listening to the rather fab new album by Genre Peak. "Gosh" I said, "the bass playing sounds just like the late Mick Karn". Then I looked at the press release - the late Mick Karn, who was one of the pivotal members of Japan and - incidentally - one of my favourite bass players, does indeed appear on the album.

I then got all maudlin. Mick Karn died of cancer last year, and I never thought I would hear something new by him again. The fact that I did, depressed me when it should have done otherwise. He was an amazing musician, and will be sadly missed.

1 comment:

  1. Mick was a great and gracious person and I loved working with him. He played bass on the Genre Peak track "Wear it Well" on the new album "Redux" , the track was originally released on Genre Peak's "Preternatural" album .

    Mick Karn also did a remix for my band Hardboiled Wonderland in 2010 also released by Gonzo, Mick's remix of "Candy for the Meatman" is a free download on the music page at : www.hardboiledwonderland.net
    I will always miss his kind words and constant enthusiasm .
    -Martin Birke
    www.genrepeak.net
    www.hardboiledwonderland.net

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