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Since my first pivotal listening experience, back in 1987, his music became the irreplaceable soundtrack to my life. Until his truly magnificent and unfairly overlooked last album "The Concrete Twin". I've always considered him as a unique artist and not just as the great bassist he was too. And that's how he should be remembered.

Thank you, Mick!
I'm so grateful for the beauty of your art and, last but not least, for your integrity.
I'll never forget you.
And your sound will live on.

Zen Mister


I am having an all things ' Mick' sort of day.
I am not sure why, but of all the artists I treasure, the loss of Mick left a profound sadness.
I think it may be the fact that I regard him as a true ' artist' - someone who had to create, whether it found an audience or not.
Bless your memory Mick.

Buzz clark


We have lost a truly original musician who has given my family so many pleasures over the years, from the very early days of new wave to the later years of jazz and mind blowing innovative music that defied pigeonholing.
There are many musical treasures that I must search out. Natacha atlas being one of them. He r voice is divine.
Thank you Mick for all of the good times that you gave us.



Dear Mick,

I'd like to thank you for being my inspiration. At age 45, I've bought a bass, and although I'm a complete novice, I'm enjoying it more than anything else right now in my life.

Rest in peace, dear friend, and remember: your music lives on <3



I will love you always xxx

alan norris


what a great new mick karn site, mick would be very proud and touched i will never forget micks music and i will always play his cds forever also i would to say hello to debi zornes if she is still involved in the mission to keep mick,s music and spirit alive



Mick ..... Your honest angular melodic style of bass playing has held a special place in my heart from when I first heard you with Japan.
Whenever I pick up a fretless bass a little bit of you without fail will creep into my playing , I just cant help it.
Thank You.



There was an amazing out-pouring of love & affection for Mick yesterday via the MK Day facebook site - so wonderful to see people from across the globe remembering Mick and talking about the positivity he brought to their lives. He is missed and loved in equal measure - always loved, never forgotten xxxx



You were a one off Mick. I can't say any more than that. Thank heavens we can still listen to your magic bass playing and marvel at it.



Some sensitive musical talents never dies... Actually, they reborn everytime when someone listen his music somewhere in the world... Happy birthday Mick Karn...

Kumiko Amino


Happy Birthday, Mick. I guess you are still age 52, handsome, well shaped , stylish and playing bass guitar. I wish you still alive and grow up togather and meet nice old grey haired Mick Karn. I'm sure you would still look good. I miss you so much. Love, forever, Mick.

Paul Jorgensen


Thank you for creating this website to honour the contributions of the late Mick Karn.

I was introduced to Japan in 81 and was fortunate to meet with Mick in Chicago when he toured with Polytown in 1994. Mick's music had a profound effect on me and I picked up the fretless because of his distinct voice on the instrument. Whilst in Chicago I took a number of photos of their performance and of he and David Torn. I sent a couple to Mick and am only to happy to see the photo of he and David on this website.

Mick, you are sorely missed

Paul J



entro con gioia nel sito dedicato a mick,un musicista,un uomo che ha saputo toccarmi nel profondo.ed è sempre dolce il ricordo di lui che mi accompagna tutti giorni <3

Paul hayes


Still very much missed. My hero.

Paul withers


Great new site and visuals. Any unreleased Karn sounds would be exciting. Love the sculptures looking like 'bones of mud'.