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18/09/2022 your music means the world to me, I just know you’re resting well and I hope everything is good for your family. I’m sure you already know how magnificent he is, but it can’t be said enough. thank you Mick


12/09/2022 oh mick, how i wish i could have known about you sooner. I wish i could have seen him perform live, and i wish he'd had more time to spend doing what he loved; to compose, to sculpt, to perform. It feels silly, but his music means so much to me. Truly an underrated and lovely musician, and i hope that one day in the future, the entire world will recognize his brilliancy because he truly was ahead of his time.


18/08/2022 One of probably countless messages to say that Mick Karn and his bass guitar sound were Japan's signature. He was the coolest geezer in the band. I wasn't allowed to shave my eyebrows off. I was only 14 years old. Everyone thinks it was about David Sylvian but for me and a generation of us knew it was Mick Karn and his genius. Rest well you absolute legend.


17/08/2022 Thanks for all the great music Mick. Miss you and get great inspiration from all the great songs made over the years, solo and with bands. The music sings from your bass and it's a joyous sound.


11/08/2022 Mick Karn was in the same "club" as Jimi Hendrix, Django Reinhardt and Jaco. Where they took an old instrument and created a new world order with it. Mick bass lines are etched crystalline into my heart and soul forever. Αγάπη μου.


31/07/2022 I still play In Vogue , Otherside of Life today , the man lines were sublime. Life can be cruel and Mick was unparalleled and inspirational. Does anyone now what happened to his Wal bass? Simple Thank You is not enough.

Michael R

27/07/2022 Such an inspiration to my ham-fisted fretless bass playing back in the 1980s. Mick’s work lived on as “The Sound of Waves” echoed its nautical bassy brilliance throughout my wedding reception in Sep 2019. Not the best dance number, but the sound of this reverberating around the building (coincidentally a former home of Mike Oldfield) whilst guests mingled was a high spot of the wedding day. One of my favourite musical works and strangely unknown.

Arion Salazar

25/07/2022 Happy birthday Mick!! Thank you for so much beautiful music inspiration. I hope you and yours have a rockin good year.


24/07/2022 Happy birthday, Mick! Your music is still here, in my mind, in my soul.

David Price

09/07/2022 Relax, and swing.


15/06/2022 Mick got to me when I was 16 (1979) I ripped the frets off my old Woolworths bass and I soared like a bird.Thank you Mick, I'll always love you man.

paul evans

03/06/2022 I was from an early age an admirer and avid follower of japans music and although a drummer and played many times on the circuits and also with some quite famous bands and some session work Mick always was unique and great performer ,I will never forget when i saw them live at Hammersmith Odeon as it was then when he glided across the stage. All my love and fondest to you. Paul.


03/06/2022 thank you for everything. over the last current months you've inspired me so much, and i've begun to look up to you as a person. thank you


02/05/2022 I'm only 20 now and I still have a lot of questions about the world. I've always been fascinated by music and have only recently discovered Mick's work. Understanding how passionate he was about his work has given me a lot of inspiration. I find peace when listening to his music and hope I can one day be as excellent as this man was. I'm not one to idolise people, but Mick deserves all the respect and recognition he gets.


30/04/2022 Αγαπητέ μου Mick, σε αγαπώ και μου λείπεις….