Mensday: Immense sadness

david sylvian, japan, Mensday, mick karn, new romantic

I did have another Mensday post lined up, but I have decided to postpone that until next week. I’m genuinely quite upset to hear that the great Mick Karn has passed away. I’ve only become a [huge] Japan fan in recent years, and I’m sure a lot of people don’t know them at all, but Mick’s talent transcends all this.

With love and thanks for everything your music has meant, and continues to mean to me. xx

5 thoughts on “Mensday: Immense sadness

  1. Mick Karn was a very talented musician. Extremely under-rated and over-looked. He was nothing short of instrumental (if you'll pardon the pun) in the sound Japan created. His solo work and his work with Dali's Car were also highly influential and avant-garde.Karn was a multi-instrumentalist who played bass, keyboards, saxaphone, oboe and god knows what else.

  2. This is very sad, he was far too young to go. I read today that Midge Ure had been planning a benefit concert to help raise funds for his treatment.

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