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RIP Mick Karn

1958 –2011

Mick Karn, bassist in the group Japan, has died at the age of 52 from cancer. A statement on the musician’s website said he had “passed away peacefully” on Tuesday at his home in London.
Early in his career Mick removed the frets from his bass seeking to “bend the sound more”. This led his to become one of the most unmistakable bass sounds in popular music. After disbanding Japan, multi-instrumentalist Karn would go on to work with Peter Murphy, Kate Bush and David Torn as well as re-uniting with David Sylvian on several projects. He will be sadly missed.