The passing of Mick Karn

With many others I’m saddened to hear of the recent death of Mick Karn, who recently at age 52 lost his struggle with cancer. Master of the fretless snakebass, I played with him and guitarist David Torn on a few tours in the mid-80s when we were out promoting David’s ‘Cloud About Mercury’ album. We then did some tracks on Torn’s follow-up album ‘Door X’, one of which was a decent take on the Hendrix classic ‘Voodoo Chile’. He had just the right indeterminate thing for David’s indeterminate music, but he had of course been a star with the group Japan long before Torn and I got to know him. Our thoughts are with his wife Kyoko and their young son Metis.


2017-11-22T12:26:38+00:00 January 5th, 2011|