Photo taken at Truth? album recording in London (1997)
For the ones who doesn’t know Mick Karn, he is an English multi-instrumentalist musician and songwriter, who came to fame as the bassist for the art rock band Japan and he worked with artists such Peter Murphy from Bauhaus and Sugizo and so many others.
In June this year, Mick announced that he’s being diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer and he is in serious financial difficulties, specially worried about the wellfare of his wife & child.
After this announcement, many friends of Mick have been reached to support him and help. Midge Ure (Ultravox) is planning a charity concert probably reuniting Japan members and other 80s classics. There are concerts, exhibitions planned, where all the fund will go to Mick’s appeal fund. Even there’s a new Dali’s Car (Peter Murphy & Mick Karn’s sideproject in the 80s) in mind.
In this atmosphere, Sugizo decided to re-arrange an old track he & Mick made in the past and re-release it to raise funds.
Today, we received an update from Mick on his official website:
We realise that you are all concerned for Mick’s health and would like more updates but I am sure you appreciate that this is still a very private matter and that cancer treatment/results don’t happen overnight.
We can tell you that thanks to the appeal fund, Mick and his family were able to move to London where he is currently being treated. This really wouldn’t have possible without the support of Mick’s friends and all of you who have raised money for the fund – so a huge thank you, it’s so appreciated.
When we feel it’s appropriate we will post updates and in the meantime thank you for your continued love, support and understanding.
These are great news but your help is still needed. The track SGZ re-released “Missing Link” is still on Mick Karn’s website for download and you can decide how much you would like to donate for receiving the track (from £0.99GBP to £10.00GBP . All donations received will go directly to the MK fund.
Our heartfelt thanks again to Sugizo for this beautiful track, and our biggest thank you to all the people who’s helping. It’s our way to giving Mick back all the good things he has given to us for 30 years.