Tag Archives: Mick Karn

Rock GPA: Japan [part 3]

Japan – Quiet Life | 1980 – 4 Japan took tremendous creative strides by the time of their third album in 1980. It bore almost no resemblance to the children who had churned out the first two albums, as it … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 2]

Japan – Obscure Alternatives | 1978 – 2 Japan was moving fast from their initial outburst on the scene. The opener, “Automatic Gun” features Stones-like guitar raunch, quickly joined by wailing synth, electric piano, and the dawnings of fretless bass … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 1]

I have just recently realized that while I natter on about Simple Minds on a regular basis [to put it mildly], of all of the core collection groups that I could not live on the proverbial desert island without, I’ve … Continue reading

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Ultimate Virgin Compilation: New Gold Dreams

Various: New Gold Dreams UK 3xCD [2013] Disc 1 Public Image Limited – Death Disco 12” Version (June 79) 
Magazine – Permafrost (Apr 79) 
Fingerprintz – Dancing With Myself (Jan 79) 
Essential Logic – Wake Up (May 79) The Men … Continue reading

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Record Shopping Road Trip: Atlanta, GA

Last weekend I took a trip to Atlanta for several days to help a friend celebrate a 50th birthday. He flew in from Canada for this and many of his friends from all over converged on Atlanta for the occasion. … Continue reading

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Mick Karn : 1958-2011

Unfortunately, bassist supreme Mick Karn has succumbed to the cancer he was diagnosed with last year. He died a half hour ago at his home in London where he had moved to for treatment from his native Cyprus. He is … Continue reading

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