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:
Wow. Very sad to hear this. I had no idea until for the Hell of it, I googled “Mexico 70.” I did PR for Mick’s American label, Big Pop and talked to him a lot on the phone. I met the whole band when they toured America and came to Philadelphia around 1996. What a great guy he was.
I wrote to him from the states a handful of times and he ALWAYS replied. He was a great musician and will be missed.
Mick was a singular guy and a great musician. I was lucky enough to book a gig for Mexico 70 here in Long Beach when they toured in 1996. They played their hearts out at The Clipper! ALSO: We had the whole band over to my house for a pre-gig BBQ and it was something I’ll never forget because I was such a huge fan of theirs and still am.
you are the love of my ever ever life
Jacob & I feel lost without you
merry Christmas, Micky Boy B *we love you*