Felt, with Mick Bund pictured second from right
Mick Bund, who served as bassist for indie-pop favorites Felt in the late ’80s, played with Sarah Cracknell in her pre-Saint Etienne group Prime Time and went on to front Mexico 70 in the ’90s, died suddenly last week, according to a statement from Felt mastermind Lawrence.
Bund played with Felt for a couple years, appearing on the group’s 1988 album The Pictorial Jackson Review. In his statement, Lawrence offered “deepest condolences to his wealth of family and friends,” and saluted his “phenomenal bass” on the band’s eighth album.
After Felt, in the ’90s, Bund formed Mexico 70, releasing a pair of EPs, which were complied as the 1994 album The Dust Has Come To Stay, then recorded a second album, 1997’s Imperial Comet Hour.
Felt’s Facebook page on Monday posted the following statement:
St. Etienne’s Facebook page also shared a tribute from Cracknell to her former bandmate:
Below, some music by Felt and Mexico 70 featuring Bund: