Beautiful as the man and his music, brilliant and tragic as his life and wise, funny and honest as one would expect from Mick Karn. God Bless him. Wonderful, wonderful human being. With all my heart I urge you to buy this book xxx
Essential for fans of Japan. Mick Karn writes revealingly of finding fame and success that bit too young, with a group of friends whose bonds were maybe too close. David Sylvian - obviously - doesn't come across with much credit, but the person Mick is hardest on is himself. He was such a unique talent you get the impression that it was hard for an immigrant lad from Cyprus raised in South East London to know how best to exploit his gifts. Japan, along with Talk Talk, were one of thoe bands that really put the art in art-rock, and if only Sylvian had been a bit more generous with the song credits, who knows how long they would have prospered for. The dynamics they had as a group of musicians who had grown up together and were all great was a remarkable gift to the world. RIP Mick, you were great, whatever your own doubts.
I thought I already rated this book but I see I didn't. I read it a little while ago and as soon as I finished I turned right around and read it again. I too didn't want it to end, it really is a fabulous read. Very well written, it's engaging, funny, sad, insightful. Buy it already!
i didn't want this book to end! that's probably about as high praise as i can give a book. mick is honest and goes into detail, and as others have said, it is an emotional read. it brought me to tears on more than one occasion - i thoroughly recommend it.