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Massive Attack

3D and Daddy G at Eurockéennes, 2008
Background information
Origin Bristol, United Kingdom
Genres Electronica
Trip hop
Years active 1988–present
Labels Virgin / EMI
Associated acts The Wild Bunch
Neneh Cherry
Tricky
Portishead
Website http://www.massiveattack.com
Members
Robert "3D" Del Naja ("D")
Grant "Daddy G" Marshall ("G")
Former members
Andy "Mushroom" Vowles ("Mush")
Notable instruments
Bass, drums, guitars, strings, synths, samplers
.Massive Attack are a collaborative British music production duo from Bristol.^ Massive Attack presented in Music section .
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^ Massive Attack are a British music duo from Bristol, UK, considered to be progenitors of a genre referred to as trip hop, that assemble a changing collective of various favoured session musicians and guest vocalists with whom they make records and tour live.
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^ Massive Attack, or trip hop in general, changed the way I look at music.
  • Massive Attack 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC forum.nin.com [Source type: General]

.Working alongside co-producers, various favoured session musicians and guest vocalists, they make records and tour live.^ Massive Attack are a British music duo from Bristol, UK, considered to be progenitors of a genre referred to as trip hop, that assemble a changing collective of various favoured session musicians and guest vocalists with whom they make records and tour live.
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^ The tour was not particularly well received, spurring the decision to make Massive Attack into a more traditional live entity for the following tour.
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^ And the little parts, individually, didn't have the magic when they weren't working alongside the other parts.
  • Remix interviews Massive Attack 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC emusician.com [Source type: General]

.The duo are considered to be progenitors of the trip hop genre.^ Massive Attack are a British music duo from Bristol, UK, considered to be progenitors of a genre referred to as trip hop, that assemble a changing collective of various favoured session musicians and guest vocalists with whom they make records and tour live.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Massive Attack - Biography 11 January 2010 13:52 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Heligoland marks the return of the pioneering trip-hop duo Massive Attack after a seven-year absence.
  • Massive Attack News - Topix 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

^ Their debut, `Blue Lines', virtually redefined UK soul music and invented the much-imitated genre of Trip Hop.
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.Originally three in number, DJs Grantley "Grant" Marshall (a.k.a. Daddy G or "G"), Andrew "Andy" Vowles (a.k.a.^ Unsigned, Mushroom (Andy Vowles), Daddy G (Grant Marshall) and 3D (Robert Del Naja) put out "Any Love" as a single, [12] co-produced by Bristolian double-act Smith and Mighty.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Massive Attack - Biography 11 January 2010 13:52 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The remainder of the Wild Bunch -- Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant Grant "Daddy G" Marshall , and Robert "3D" del Naja -- who formed Massive Attack as evidenced by these 13 tracks, all have their place.
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^ Originally, DJ's Grantley "Grant" Marshall (Daddy G or "G"), Andrew "Andy" Vowles (Mushroom or "Mush") and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (3D or "D") met as members of The Wild Bunch, one of the first homegrown soundsystems in Britain and a dominant and eclectic force on the 1980s Bristolian club scene.
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.Mushroom or "Mush") and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (a.k.a.^ Vocal : Robert '3D' Del Naja ) .
  • Massive Attack Lyrics, Photos, Pictures, Paroles, Letras, Text for every songs 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.alwaysontherun.net [Source type: General]

^ Photos: Richard Ecclestone Neil Davidge (left) and Robert Del Naja in their new studio, June 2005.

^ Mushroom and Del Naja met Fraser in Safeway (a British supermarket) her collaboration on three songs came about as the relationship with Tracey Thorn fell by the wayside.
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.3D or "D") met as members of DJ/MC collective, The Wild Bunch.^ Originally, DJ's Grantley "Grant" Marshall (Daddy G or "G"), Andrew "Andy" Vowles (Mushroom or "Mush") and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (3D or "D") met as members of The Wild Bunch, one of the first homegrown soundsystems in Britain and a dominant and eclectic force on the 1980s Bristolian club scene.
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^ During your days with the Wild Bunch, did you ever get behind the decks in addition to doing the MC thing?
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^ MC's Tricky and Willie Wee, also once part of The Wild Bunch, featured, as well as Daddy G's voice on "Five Man Army".
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.One of the first homegrown soundsystems in the UK, The Wild Bunch became dominant on the Bristolian club scene in the mid-1980s.^ Originally, DJ's Grantley "Grant" Marshall (Daddy G or "G"), Andrew "Andy" Vowles (Mushroom or "Mush") and painter-turned-MC Robert Del Naja (3D or "D") met as members of The Wild Bunch, one of the first homegrown soundsystems in Britain and a dominant and eclectic force on the 1980s Bristolian club scene.
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^ They’ve been a team since first working together in 1983 with the Wild Bunch sound system.
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[1]
.Massive Attack itself started as a spin-off production trio in 1988, with the independently-released song, "Any Love", sung by falsetto-voiced singer-songwriter Carlton McCarthy[2], and then, with considerable backing from Neneh Cherry, they signed to Circa Records[3] in 1990 – committing to deliver six studio albums and a "best of" compilation[4].^ Massive Attack which was first released on their 1998 album.
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^ Starting out as a spin-off production trio in 1988, with their independently-released song, "Any Love", sung by falsetto-voiced singer-songwriter Carlton McCarthy, [2] they later signed to Circa Records, [3] in 1990.
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^ In 1988, the trio reinvented itself as Massive Attack.
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.Circa became a subsidiary of, and was later subsumed into, Virgin Records, which in turn was acquired by the now Terra Firma-owned major, EMI.^ Circa became a subsidiary of (and was later subsumed by) Virgin Records , which in turn was acquired by the, now Terra Firma-owned major, EMI. [1] [4] .
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^ A record label, Melankolic, was started back in 1995 (as an imprint of Virgin [EMI] ), but had completely folded by 2003.
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^ We're signed to EMI now since Virgin merged and we've been sucked up into that vacuum.
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[1][5]

Contents

Style

.Massive Attack's style is often thought of as being experimental.^ Massive Attack's style is often thought of as being experimental.
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^ They go back to being Massive Attack for their next single, "Safe From Harm".
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^ There are a few conspicuous tips being given over here to help you cope with the massive heart attack problem.

.The duo have talked of their ethos as being to have a very different creative approach to each album and to "avoid the obvious". Some of their most noted songs have been without choruses and have featured dramatically atmospheric dynamics, conveyed through either epic distorted guitar crescendos, lavish orchestral arrangements (like swelling, sustained strings or flourishes of grand piano) or prominent, looped/shifting basslines, often underpinned by high and exacting production values, involving sometimes copious digital editing and mixing.^ The duo have talked of their ethos as being to have a very different creative approach to each album and to "avoid the obvious".
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^ Some of their most noted songs have been without choruses and have featured dramatically atmospheric dynamics, conveyed through either epic distorted guitar crescendos, lavish orchestral arrangements (like swelling, sustained strings or flourishes of grand piano) or prominent, looped/shifting basslines, often underpinned by high and exacting production values, involving sometimes painstaking digital editing and mixing.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Massive Attack - Biography 11 January 2010 13:52 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ Augmenting their samples and keyboards with a studio band, Massive Attack open with "Angel," a stark production featuring pointed beats and a distorted bassline that frames the vocal (by group regular Horace Andy) and a two-minute flame-out with raging guitars.
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[5] .The pace of their music has often been slower than prevalent British dance music at the time.^ They created one of the greatest albums in any genre, 'Blue Lines', which many regard to be the finest dance music album of all time.
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These and other psychedelic, soundtrack-like and DJist sonic techniques, formed a much-emulated style journalists began to dub "trip hop" from the mid-nineties onwards,[6] though in an interview in 2006, G said, "'We used to hate that terminology [trip-hop] so bad,' (laughs) 'You know, as far we were concerned, Massive Attack music was unique, so to put it in a box was to pigeonhole it and to say, "Right, we know where you guys are coming from."'"[7]

Career summary

.Their debut album, Blue Lines (1991), was co-produced by Jonny Dollar and Cameron McVey, who also became their first manager.^ Blue Lines era (with Jonny Dollar) .
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^ Their debut album, Blue Lines (1991), was co-produced by Jonny Dollar and Cameron McVey , who also became their first manager.
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^ Their debut album was the classic Blue Lines (1991).
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[8] .Geoff Barrow, who went on to form Portishead, was an intern and trainee tape operator at Bristol's Coach House studio when the album was recorded.^ Geoff Barrow, who went on to form Portishead, was a tea-boy and tape operator at Bristol's Coach House studio when the album was recorded.
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^ Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry helped them to record their first LP, "Blue Lines", partly in their house, and the album was released in 1991 on Virgin Records.
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^ Recording David Gilmour's On An Island Andy Jackson David Gilmour's chart-topping solo album was recorded on his own Astoria houseboat, a floating slice of studio heaven.

[9] .McVey (credited at the time as 'Booga Bear') and his wife, Neneh Cherry provided crucial financial support and in-kind assistance to the early careers of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky during this period, even paying regular wages to them through their Cherry Bear Organisation.^ Massive Attack alternates during interviews too.
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^ McVey (credited at the time as 'Booga Bear') and his wife, Neneh Cherry provided crucial financial support and in-kind help to the early careers of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky during this period, even paying regular wages to them through their Cherry Bear Organisation .
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^ Previous Massive Attack albums have seen vocal collaborations with carefully chosen guests such as Tracey Thorn, Tricky, Liz Frasier and Sinead O'Connor.

[10] .Massive Attack went on to critical acclaim for their ever-changing line-up of distinctive, often 'ethereal' or whispery guest vocalists, interspersed with Del Naja and Marshall's (initially Tricky's) own, similarly hushed, sprechgesang stylings, on top of, what became regarded as, quintessentially British, creative sampling production; a trademark sound that fused down-tempo hip hop, soul, reggae and other eclectic references, musical and lyrical.^ Massive Attack's style is often thought of as being experimental.
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^ Has anyone sampled Massive Attack?
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^ Massive Attack went on to critical acclaim for their ever-changing line-up of distinctive, often 'ethereal' or whispery guest vocalists, interspersed with Del Naja and Marshall's (initially Tricky's) own, similarly hushed, sprechgesang stylings, on top of, what became regarded as, quintessentially British, creative sampling production; a trademark sound that fused down-tempo hip hop, soul, reggae and other eclectic references, musical and lyrical.
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[1]
.With the coffee-table chill-out of Protection in 1994, a rather heavier, guitar-upgraded Mezzanine in 1998, and then the denser, more clinical soundscaping of Robert Del Naja's essentially solo 100th Window in 2003, Massive's overall sound grew persistently more experimental and melancholy, having a greater degree of gothic post-punk texture and moodily cinematic electronica integrated into it.^ With the coffee-table chill-out of Protection in 1994, a rather heavier, guitar-upgraded Mezzanine in 1998, and then the denser, more clinical soundscaping of Robert Del Naja's essentially solo 100th Window in 2003, Massive's overall sound grew persistently more experimental and melancholy, having a greater degree of gothic post-punk texture and moodily cinematic electronica integrated into it.
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^ Studio albums: Blue Lines - Protection - Mezzanine - 100th Window .
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^ After remixing tracks for Garbage and Madonna, in 1998 they released ‘Mezzanine’ a massively successful album which included the hit singles ‘Teardrop’ and ‘Inertia Creeps’.
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.In the nineties, the trio became known for often not being able to easily get along with one another and working increasingly separately.^ The trio became known for often not being able to easily get along with one another and working increasingly separately.
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^ The trio increasingly fractured in the lead up to the third album, Davidge having to co-produce the three producers ideas separately.
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.Andy Vowles (Mushroom), who had once thought of himself as the trio's musical director, reluctantly and acrimoniously left Massive Attack permanently in late 1999, after an ultimatum from the other two members to end the group immediately if he did not.^ Mushroom acrimoniously split from Massive Attack officially in the autumn of 1999.
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^ Andrew Vowles, aka Mushroom, reluctantly and acrimoniously left Massive Attack altogether in late 1999, at the behest of his colleagues.
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^ He's almost the fourth member of Massive Attack.
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.Despite having taken Del Naja's side in the effective firing of Mushroom (who, it was felt, had become intolerable and virtually impossible to work with) and then participating in a show-of-unity webcast as a duo the following year, Grant Marshall (G) had also effectively left by 2001 in that he abandoned the studio altogether due to feeling unappreciated and alienated by Del Naja (who in turn had grown resentful of what he felt to be Marshall's overly minimal and unenthusiastic involvement) and out of weary reluctance to confront Del Naja over his own misgivings with regard to the total musical control of Massive Attack he had by the post-Mezzanine-era, particularly the quality of songwriting and the eschewing of any sort of DJist approach at that stage (the substantial and costly "Lupine Howl period" in question would end up being painfully discarded).^ Mezzanine (Vowles, Del naja, Marshall) 3d .
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^ Who, for instance, would think of Massive Attack doing a ballad?

^ Could Massive Attack continue as a duo if one of you left?
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Marshall's departure was often ostensibly portrayed as merely a fatherhood sabbatical, perhaps to play down tensions. .However, G returned to a studio role with greater commitment in 2005, having joined the touring line-up of 2003/4 (following encouragement from Del Naja that he return),[11] though he did not produce "Live With Me", with Terry Callier, the new track from the Best Of disc of 2006's Collected or any other material at that time, having not felt unencumbered enough at Del Naja's 100 Suns studio, and would insist on initiating tracks separately thereafter.^ Neil Davidge (left) and Robert Del Naja in their new studio, June 2005.

^ As our interview draws to a close, Del Naja explains that the 100 Suns film work has positively influenced Massive Attack's working methods in this area, too, providing another potential avenue for collaboration with vocalists.

^ However, the biggest single investment for the new facility was the SSL console, which came from Roundhouse Studios.

.A record label, Melankolic, was started in 1995 as an imprint of Virgin [EMI], but had become defunct by 2003, primarily because the newly appointed Virgin executives at that time stopped further funding due to the label's seemingly unmanageable overspending, or rather that of its bands.^ This time they take the union further, moving it into a darker space in which the individual elements become less discernable.
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^ Audio CD (May 12, 1998) Original Release Date: May 12, 1998 Number of Discs: 1 Label: Virgin Records Us ASIN: B000006045 Also Available in: Audio CD .
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^ Virgin , EMI Records , Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
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.Over the decades, the group have collaborated with Neneh Cherry, Madonna, David Bowie, Mos Def and Sinéad O'Connor amongst many others.^ Over the decades, the Bristol collective have collaborated with Neneh Cherry , Madonna , David Bowie , Mos Def and Sinad O'Connor amongst many others.
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.Despite the group's many associations with Bristol, Carlton McCarthy, their first ever featured artist, is the only Bristolian-born and raised guest singer that they have ever featured on a record to date.^ The group's first single, "Daydreaming," appeared in 1990; it featured the sultry vocals of singer Shara Nelson and raps by Tricky, another onetime Wild Bunch collaborator.
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^ It was a loosely-connected group of MCs, DJs, graffiti artists and vocalists known for playing underground clubs throughout its native Bristol.
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^ Records Release Date December 31, 1969 Main Artists Method Man Release Date December 31, 1969 .
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.Roots reggae veteran Horace Andy has featured on all of their regular studio albums, each one being slower to emerge than the last; notoriously taking an increasingly long number of years to be concertedly started and finished.^ Roots reggae veteran, Horace Andy has featured on all of their studio LP's, each one being slower to emerge than the last by taking an increasingly long number of years to be finished.
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^ Augmenting their samples and keyboards with a studio band, Massive Attack open with "Angel," a stark production featuring pointed beats and a distorted bassline that frames the vocal (by group regular Horace Andy) and a two-minute flame-out with raging guitars.
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^ The Unleashed soundtrack album, which was released by Virgin at the end of last year under the title Danny The Dog (after the name of the film's main character) features 21 Massive Attack tracks from a total of more than 50 that were created for the movie.

.The current, long-awaited regular studio album is entitled Heligoland.^ Also, we're keen to get [ SSL fan ] Spike Stent into our studio when the time comes to mix, because he's been a co-collaborator on our albums for a long time.

^ Currently, producer Neil Davidge and Massive Attack spend time in Del Naja and Davidge's 100 Suns studio, in Bristol, final-mixing their, as yet untitled, long-awaited, fifth studio album (a process which has involved renowned mix engineer, Mark "Spike" Stent).
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.The duo's collective plan to tour globally in promotion of the record - dates in Australasia, the Americas and again in Europe.^ While on tour in the US, 3D spoke to Ticketmaster about Collected, their new record in the works, and their current tour.
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^ Massive Attack toured their greatest hits record, including North America for the first time in nearly eight years.
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.A follow-up EP comprising leftovers from the Heligoland-era is to be started soon, with May, June or July 2010 as the tentative release window given.^ February 2010 (1) January 2010 (2) December 2009 (4) November 2009 (4) October 2009 (1) September 2009 (3) July 2009 (1) June 2009 (3) May 2009 (3) April 2009 (4) March 2009 (2) February 2009 (3) January 2009 (3) December 2008 (3) November 2008 (4) October 2008 (5) September 2008 (2) August 2008 (5) July 2008 (2) June 2008 (3) May 2008 (6) April 2008 (2) March 2008 (3) February 2008 (5) January 2008 (7) December 2007 (3) November 2007 (3) October 2007 (5) September 2007 (3) August 2007 (4) July 2007 (4) June 2007 (7) May 2007 (3) April 2007 (3) March 2007 (8) February 2007 (4) January 2007 (6) December 2006 (5) November 2006 (2) October 2006 (4) September 2006 (4) August 2006 (5) July 2006 (3) June 2006 (3) May 2006 (4) April 2006 (6) March 2006 (7) February 2006 (6) January 2006 (8) December 2005 (7) November 2005 (5) October 2005 (8) September 2005 (19) August 2005 (11) July 2005 (4) Other Sites .
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^ IBM Talks Up New Data Management Strategy Windows Veteran Mike Nash Leaving Microsoft Office 2010 Hits Release Candidate Stage .
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History

1988-1989: Any Love beginnings

.Unsigned, Mushroom (Andy Vowles), Daddy G (Grant Marshall) and 3D (Robert Del Naja) put out "Any Love" as a single,[12] co-produced by Bristolian double-act Smith & Mighty.^ Unsigned, Mushroom (Andy Vowles), Daddy G (Grant Marshall) and 3D (Robert Del Naja) put out "Any Love" as a single, [12] co-produced by Bristolian double-act Smith and Mighty.
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^ Robert Del Naja aka "3D" - Grant Marshall aka "Daddy G" .
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^ Robert '3D' Del Naja .
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.Through The Wild Bunch they met Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry.^ Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry helped them to record their first LP, "Blue Lines", partly in their house, and the album was released in 1991 on Virgin Records.
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^ Through The Wild Bunch they met Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry.
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^ They’ve been a team since first working together in 1983 with the Wild Bunch sound system.
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1990-1992: Blue Lines and Unfinished Sympathy's impact

Daddy G of Massive Attack at the Eurockéennes Festival 2008
.3D co-wrote Neneh Cherry's "Manchild",[13] which went to number one.^ Main article: Blue Lines 3D co-wrote (the rap verses of) Neneh Cherry's "Manchild", [13] which went to number one.
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^ The offbeat, ambient ballad Manchild (co-written with Massive Attack's 3D) 14.0 14.1 Bush, John.
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.Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry helped them to record their first LP "Blue Lines", partly in their house, and the album was released in 1991 on Virgin Records.^ Cameron McVey and Neneh Cherry helped them to record their first LP, "Blue Lines", partly in their house, and the album was released in 1991 on Virgin Records.
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^ Their debut album, Blue Lines (1991), was co-produced by Jonny Dollar and Cameron McVey , who also became their first manager.
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^ Their debut album was the classic Blue Lines (1991).
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[14]
.The album was critically acclaimed across the board.^ The album was critically acclaimed across the board.
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.It encompassed a range of different vocalists, normal practice for an eclectic soundsystem but quite unusual for a high-profile album at that time.^ It encompassed a range of different vocalists, normal practice for an eclectic soundsystem but quite unusual for a high-profile album at that time.
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^ Davidge adds that writing for the big screen is more than just creatively satisfying — it's also the perfect complement to album recording, which he admits can be quite stressful at times.

^ We deliberately wanted it to be different from the other two albums, so I didn't try to force my ridiculous images down everyone's fucking throats this time.
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.The singers included Horace Andy as well as Shara Nelson, a former Wild Bunch cohort.^ The singers included Horace Andy, a reggae legend as well as Shara Nelson, a former Wild Bunch cohort.
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^ MC's Tricky and Willie Wee, also once part of The Wild Bunch, featured, as well as Daddy G's voice on "Five Man Army".
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^ Horace [Andy] we know, Craig [Armstrong] we've worked with and he knows the music business quite well—he's seen the good and bad side of it.
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MC's Tricky and Willie Wee, also once part of The Wild Bunch, featured, as well as Daddy G's voice on "Five Man Army". Neneh Cherry sang backing vocals on environmentalist anthem, "Hymn of the Big Wheel".[14]
.That year they released "Unfinished Sympathy" as a single (a pun on Unfinished Symphony), a grandiosely string-arranged track at Abbey Road studio, scored by Will Malone,[15] that would go on to be voted the 10th greatest of all time,[16] with a one-take video that also became iconic and much-imitated.^ That year they released "Unfinished Sympathy" as a single (an obvious pun on Unfinished Symphony), a grandiosely string-arranged track at Abbey Road studio, scored by Will Malone, [15] that would go on to be voted the 10th greatest of all time, [16] with a one-take video that also became iconic and much-imitated (by The Verve amongst others).
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^ Unfinished Sympathy 16.
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^ After remixing tracks for Garbage and Madonna, in 1998 they released ‘Mezzanine’ a massively successful album which included the hit singles ‘Teardrop’ and ‘Inertia Creeps’.
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.The group temporarily shortened their name to "Massive" on the advice of McVey to avoid controversy relating to the Gulf War.^ Real Name: Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall Profile: During the 1991 Gulf War the group name was shown on some releases as 'Massive' in order to maintain airplay after pressure from the British Government on radio programmers.
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[17] They went back to being "Massive Attack" for their next single, "Safe from Harm".
.They undertook a relatively brief tour, including the United States, as a DJs and MCs, hip hop-type setup, with only turntables and microphones.^ I think the problem isn't so much with hip-hop, but R&B in the States which is becoming very generic and suburban.
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.The tour was not particularly well-received, spurring the decision to make Massive Attack into a more traditional live entity for the following tour.^ The tour was not particularly well received, spurring the decision to make Massive Attack into a more traditional live entity for the following tour.
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^ Massive Attack are a British music duo from Bristol, UK, considered to be progenitors of a genre referred to as trip hop, that assemble a changing collective of various favoured session musicians and guest vocalists with whom they make records and tour live.
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^ Milan Andrijasevic posted at 8:19am on January 10, 2010 Does anyone know when will Massive Attack hit a North American tour???
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[18]

1993-1996: Protection and the Melankolic label

.After falling out with Shara Nelson over wages and her decision to make a solo record, the band brought in Everything But The Girl's Tracey Thorn as a new vocalist.^ The Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, Tricky, Tracey Thorn and Shara Nelson are just a few of the luminaries that have offered their services to the group.
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^ As the new studio wasn't ready at this point, the bulk of the soundtrack was recorded at Christchurch using the band's own Pro Tools setup.

^ TM: So who are some of the guest vocalists on the new record?
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[1] .Cameron McVey abandoned his role as Massive Attack's manager and Daddy G asked Marc Picken to represent the band.^ Cameron McVey abandoned his role as Massive Attack's manager and Daddy G asked Marc Picken to represent the band.
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^ Massive Attack are an electronic band from England formed by 3D, Daddy G, Mushroom and Tricky, who combine soul, jazz and hip-hop to produce their distinctive trip-hop sound.
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^ Anti platelet therapy separates those fat particles which play their significant role in causing a clotting inside the heart, which in turn causes a massive heart attack in the individual.

[19] .Picken found Nicolette to be the other female vocalist on the album that would become their second studio release, Protection.^ Massive Attack - The Rock Hard Times albums other releases .
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^ The band will release their fifth studio album in February 2010.
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.With McVey out of the picture, Massive, returning to their roots in some respects, enlisted the production talents of Wild Bunch alumnus, Nellee Hooper to co-produce the record, or rather co-produce some songs on it, with Mushroom.^ With McVey out of the picture, Massive, returning to their roots in some respects, enlisted the production talents of Wild Bunch alumnus, Nellee Hooper to co-produce the record, or rather co-produce some songs on it, with Mushroom.
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^ Singles 90 98 (Box Set) / CD 02 / Massive Attack - 02 - Unfinished Sympathy (Nellee Hooper 7 Mix).mp3 .
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^ John Cale Artist/Producer As a solo artist, producer and member of the Velvet Underground, John Cale has had a hand in some of the most influential records ever made.

Other tracks were co-produced by The Insects and 3D.
The album was successful. .A dub version, No Protection, was released the following year by Mad Professor.^ A dub version, "No Protection", was released the following year by Mad Professor.
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^ Blue Lines and Protection have each done 140,000 here since they were released years ago.
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^ No Protection (Album) ◄ (9 versions) .
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.Protection won a Brit award for Best Dance Act[20] and 3D joked, on receiving it, that none of them could dance.^ Protection won a Brit award for Best Dance Act [20] and 3D joked, on receiving it, that none of them could dance.
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.It was more chilled out and overtly electronic than Blue Lines and ends with a lighthearted cover of The Doors song "Light My Fire", sung by Horace Andy, often thought of now as an ill-chosen reference to their live soundsystem past.^ It was more chilled out and overtly electronic than Blue Lines and ends with a lighthearted cover of the Doors classic, "Light My Fire", sung by Horace Andy, often thought of now as an ill-chosen reference to their live soundsystem past.
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^ More like Blue Lines .
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^ I was very interested in getting a gothic soul approach out of it which is something I've tried a few times but it's more difficult than it seems.
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.The other collaborators on Protection were Marius de Vries, Craig Armstrong,[11] a virtuoso Scottish classical pianist and Tricky.^ The other collaborators on Protection were Marius de Vries, Craig Armstrong , [10] a virtuoso Scottish classical pianist and Tricky.
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Tricky's solo career was taking off at this time and he decided not to collaborate with Massive Attack anymore after this, having never been very happy with Massive Attack's creative direction or in his relationships with Del Naja and Daddy G.[1]
.1994-5 was also the period of Portishead's Dummy and Tricky's Maxinquaye albums and the term, "trip hop" was coined.^ Portishead's Dummy and Tricky's Maxinquaye albums and the term, "trip hop" was coined.
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^ Trip Hop Boutique (2xVinyl, Album, Comp) .
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^ They invented trip hop long before people like Portishead, Morcheeba etc were on the scene.
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[21] .Massive Attack bitterly opposed its use, wanting to not be pigeonholed.^ Massive Attack bitterly opposed its use, wanting to not be pigeonholed.
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^ ACE Inhibitor Therapy -This therapy is used on those patients, who, following a massive heart attack seem to die any moment.

^ Statin Therapy -It is used to reduce the chances of massive heart attack leading to morbidity and death following the heart failure.

.The media started to refer to the "Bristol scene",[22] although this would be spurious to some extent as Tricky based himself in London (and later in the United States) and there was not a great deal of camaraderie between the three entities (although they could be related in that the protagonists were all connected to Blue Lines studio sessions and their wages being initially paid by Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey's "Cherry Bear Organisation").^ An attack on Great Britain would be treated as if it were an attack on the United States.
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^ The media started to refer to the "Bristol scene", [22] although this would be spurious to some extent as Tricky based himself in London (and later in the States) and there was not a great deal of camaraderie between the three entities (although they could be related in that the protagonists were all connected to Blue Lines studio sessions and their wages being initially paid by Neneh Cherry and Cameron McVey's "Cherry Bear Organisation").
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^ Via the sublime Blue Lines in 1991, they had unintentionally unleashed downtempo and trip-hop upon the world from unlikely Bristol, England.
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.In 1995, Massive Attack started a label under EMI, Melankolic, a reference to their interest in elegiac music, and signed Craig Armstrong, as well as a number of other artists: Horace Andy, Alpha, Sunna and Day One.^ Massive Attack recently started its own label called Melankolic.
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^ Bristolian duo Massive Attack , the pioneers of trip-hop and one of the most innovative and influential groups of their generation, drop into the Hammersmith Apollo two days after the release of their fifth studio album, Heligoland .
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^ Renowned for their fusion of a wide range of musical styles, from punk to reggae to R&B, Massive Attack paved the way for a whole cluster of artists such as Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Beth Orton and Tricky.
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.The trio espoused a non-interference philosophy that allowed the artists to make their albums in the way they wanted.^ The trio espoused a non-interference philosophy that allowed the artists to make their albums in the way they wanted.
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^ To make things more interesting they released it with a second disc, made up of previously released non-album songs and unreleased sketches.
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^ We got so sick trying to make an album that we wanted to give it to the Prof so he could fuck with it and go completely mad over it.
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[23]
.The same year The Insects became unavailable for co-production and having parted ways with Nellee Hooper, the band were introduced to Neil Davidge,[24] a relatively unknown producer whose main claim to fame thus far had been an association with anonymous dance-pop outfit DNA.^ The same year, The Insects became unavailable for co-production and having parted ways with Nellee Hooper, the band were introduced to Neil Davidge, [24] a relatively unknown producer whose main claim to fame thus far had been an association with anonymous dance/pop outfit, DNA. The first track they worked on was "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", a cover version sung by Tracey Thorn for the Batman Forever soundtrack, foretelling ever greater forays into film music.
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^ The trio increasingly fractured in the lead up to the third album, Davidge having to co-produce the three producers ideas separately.
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^ It became apparent in 2007, through the band's MySpace, that they were working with Stephanie Dosen and she later became part of the touring line-up, Elizabeth Fraser having returned to the live repertoire initially.
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.The first track they worked on was "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", a cover version sung by Tracey Thorn for the Batman Forever soundtrack.^ The same year, The Insects became unavailable for co-production and having parted ways with Nellee Hooper, the band were introduced to Neil Davidge, [24] a relatively unknown producer whose main claim to fame thus far had been an association with anonymous dance/pop outfit, DNA. The first track they worked on was "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game", a cover version sung by Tracey Thorn for the Batman Forever soundtrack, foretelling ever greater forays into film music.
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^ It wasn't my intention, it was just getting into the studio and working on tracks and it was obvious what was working and what wasn't.
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^ I went to the studio after the first week back and I was there every day and did some work with Neil [Davidge] on some tracks.
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.Initially, Davidge was brought in as engineer, but soon became de facto producer.^ Initially, Davidge was brought in as engineer, but soon became de facto producer.
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.The trio increasingly fractured in the lead up to the third album, Davidge having to co-produce the three producers ideas separately.^ The trio increasingly fractured in the lead up to the third album, Davidge having to co-produce the three producers ideas separately.
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^ The trio became known for often not being able to easily get along with one another and working increasingly separately.
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^ Their debut album, Blue Lines (1991), was co-produced by Jonny Dollar and Cameron McVey , who also became their first manager.
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.Mushroom was reported to be unhappy with the degree of the post-punk direction in which Del Naja, increasingly filling the production vacuum, was taking the band.^ Mushroom was reported to be unhappy with the degree of the post-punk direction, Del Naja, increasingly filling the production vacuum, was taking the band in.
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^ In 2000, Del Naja and Daddy G released a highly publicized webcast on the state of the band and future plans, which was perceived by some to be a show of unity following divorce from Mushroom.
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^ The record eschewed hip-hop to some extent in favour of more experimental, gothic and post-punk-like music, resulting from Del Naja's influence.
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[24]
.In 1997, the group contributed to the movie soundtrack of The Jackal, recording "Superpredators (Metal Postcard)", a number containing a sample of Siouxsie and the Banshees[25] and "Dissolved Girl", a new song with vocals by Sarah Jay (which would later be remixed in a longer, darker form for the next album).^ In 1997, the group contributed to the movie soundtrack of The Jackal, recording "Superpredators (Metal Postcard)", a number containing a sample of Siouxsie and the Banshees [25] and "Dissolved Girl", a new song with vocals by Sarah Jay (which would later be remixed in a longer, darker form for the next album).
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^ Geoff Barrow, who went on to form Portishead, was a tea-boy and tape operator at Bristol's Coach House studio when the album was recorded.
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^ Horace Andy was invited back to sing on three songs, including the epic, "Angel" and a track the band made for the movie The Jackal , "Dissolved Girl", sung by Sara Jay, was remixed longer and darker for inclusion on the record.
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.Later that year they delivered a comeback single, "Risingson", from what would be their third album, Mezzanine.^ Later that year they delivered a comeback single, "Risingson" (from what would be their third album, Mezzanine ) released to sate the fans' appetite for new material.
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^ It would be pointless to try and throw an album out next year because what people expect of us isn't what we expect of ourselves.
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^ It was widely reported in subsequent years that he would produce a solo album, but no such material has ever appeared in the ten years since.
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[26]

1997-2001: Mezzanine, the split from Vowles and Marshall's absence

3D at Barcelona 2007
.Mezzanine was darker, heavier sounding and more guitar-driven, the album came out initially to rather mixed reviews and a perception that it was not a commercial record, although it went on to be their most commercially successful.^ It was three years after the album came out.
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^ Is Mezzanine a new sounding record?
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^ I'm almost MORE stoked that there is a new album FOR SURE coming out!
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.The record marked Massive Attack becoming a live band and incorporated more fresh, recorded live music as well as samples.^ Massive Attack presented in Music section .
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^ The record marked Massive Attack becoming a live band and incorporated more fresh, recorded live music as well as samples.
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^ Has anyone sampled Massive Attack?
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.Angelo Bruschini would become their permanent lead guitarist both in recording and live.^ Angelo Bruschini would become their permanent lead guitarist both in recording and live.
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^ The record marked Massive Attack becoming a live band and incorporated more fresh, recorded live music as well as samples.
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^ He's a classically trained musician, and so is Angelo [Bruschini, Massive's guitarist].
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[26]
.The lead single, after "Risingson" was "Teardrop", perhaps the most accessible track on the album, sung by Cocteau Twin Elizabeth Fraser.^ The lead single, after "Risingson" was "Teardrop", perhaps the most accessible track on the album, sung by Cocteau Twin, Elizabeth Fraser.
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^ The Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser, Tricky, Tracey Thorn and Shara Nelson are just a few of the luminaries that have offered their services to the group.
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^ Singles 90 98 (Box Set) / CD 08 / Massive Attack - 01 - Risingson (Album Version).mp3 .
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.The song was accompanied by a video directed by Walter Stern, of an animatronic singing fetus.^ (It was accompanied by what would become a very memorable video directed by Walter Stern, of an animatronic singing foetus.
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.Mushroom and Del Naja met Fraser in Safeway, a British supermarket.^ Mushroom and Del Naja met Fraser in Safeway (a British supermarket) her collaboration on three songs came about as the relationship with Tracey Thorn fell by the wayside.
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^ Mushroom was reported to be unhappy with the degree of the post-punk direction, Del Naja, increasingly filling the production vacuum, was taking the band in.
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^ Later that month, Del Naja and Marshall picked up a special Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.
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.Her collaboration on three songs came about as the relationship with Tracey Thorn fell by the wayside.^ Mushroom and Del Naja met Fraser in Safeway (a British supermarket) her collaboration on three songs came about as the relationship with Tracey Thorn fell by the wayside.
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.Horace Andy was invited back to sing on three songs, including the epic "Angel" and a track the band made for the movie The Jackal, "Dissolved Girl", sung by Sara Jay, was remixed longer and darker for inclusion on the record.^ Horace Andy was invited back to sing on three songs, including the epic, "Angel" and a track the band made for the movie The Jackal , "Dissolved Girl", sung by Sara Jay, was remixed longer and darker for inclusion on the record.
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^ In 1997, the group contributed to the movie soundtrack of The Jackal, recording "Superpredators (Metal Postcard)", a number containing a sample of Siouxsie and the Banshees [25] and "Dissolved Girl", a new song with vocals by Sarah Jay (which would later be remixed in a longer, darker form for the next album).
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^ Originally Posted by HunterGather Here's the studio version of "Girl I Love You" (formerly 16 Seeter) featuring Horace Andy .
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.Mezzanine went on to be critically acclaimed, winning a Q Award for Best Album[27] as well as being nominated for a Mercury Award.^ The album was critically acclaimed across the board.
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^ Mezzanine went on to be critically acclaimed, winning a Q Award for Best Album [27] (Q magazine initially only having given it 3/5 stars) as well as being nominated for a Mercury.
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.The record eschewed hip hop to some extent in favour of more experimental, gothic and post-punk-like music, resulting from Del Naja's influence.^ The record eschewed hip-hop to some extent in favour of more experimental, gothic and post-punk-like music, resulting from Del Naja's influence.
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^ Meanwhile, Del Naja and Davidge recorded with a number of different singers as well as creating a track named "Twilight", for UNKLE's War Stories album.
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^ With the coffee-table chill-out of Protection in 1994, a rather heavier, guitar-upgraded Mezzanine in 1998, and then the denser, more clinical soundscaping of Robert Del Naja's essentially solo 100th Window in 2003, Massive's overall sound grew persistently more experimental and melancholy, having a greater degree of gothic post-punk texture and moodily cinematic electronica integrated into it.
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.Most of the songs were started and co-written by Neil Davidge, but Davidge did not receive any writing credit on the record.^ Most of the songs were started and co-written by Neil Davidge, but Davidge did not receive any writing credit on the record.
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^ Davidge adds that writing for the big screen is more than just creatively satisfying — it's also the perfect complement to album recording, which he admits can be quite stressful at times.

^ "With Massive Attack, it's not about sitting down with an acoustic guitar or piano, writing a song, going into a studio, recording it and then mixing it.

.The artwork for the album is a beetle, made out of parts of a Volkswagen beetle car.^ The artwork for the album is a beetle, made out of parts of a Volkswagen beetle car.
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^ The artwork is an echo of the concept of Mezzanine, depicting four wreath-looking flowers as if they were made out of weapons.
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.Touring extensively, friction between Mushroom and the others came to a head.^ Touring extensively, friction between Mushroom and the others came to a head.
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Mushroom was unhappy with the direction of the group, Del Naja's dominating role and having to appear on tour.[28] .He is thought to have leaked Massive Attack material to Madonna in an effort to have her involved on an album and to have been refusing to allow anyone else in the band to modify his material (seen to be against the collaborative spirit of the group).^ Massive Attack album .
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^ Has anyone sampled Massive Attack?
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^ He is thought to have leaked Massive Attack material to Madonna in an effort to have her involved on an album and to have been refusing to allow anyone else in the band to modify his material (seen to be against the collaborative spirit of the group).
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.Finding his behaviour intolerable to deal with, the other two suggested he would need to leave or the band would have to end.^ Finding his behaviour intolerable to deal with, the other two suggested he would need to leave or the band would have to end.
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^ I'm onstage every other song, except for two songs in a row during the end.
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.Mushroom acrimoniously split from Massive Attack officially in the autumn of 1999. It is rumoured that he privately blamed his subsequent severe health problems on the strain of the acrimony.^ Splitting The Atom is the first single from Massive Attack's new record Heligoland which is out next week.
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^ Private Hire Venues near Massive Attack .
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^ I have seen health conscious person dying at not so old age beacuse of MASSIVE HEART ATTACK. .

.It was widely reported in subsequent years that he would produce a solo album, but no such material has appeared since.^ It was widely reported in subsequent years that he would produce a solo album, but no such material has ever appeared in the ten years since.
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^ It would be pointless to try and throw an album out next year because what people expect of us isn't what we expect of ourselves.
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^ Later that year they delivered a comeback single, "Risingson" (from what would be their third album, Mezzanine ) released to sate the fans' appetite for new material.
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.In 2000, Del Naja and Daddy G released a highly publicized webcast on the state of the band and future plans, which was perceived by some to be a show of unity following divorce from Mushroom.^ In 2000, Del Naja and Daddy G released a highly publicized webcast on the state of the band and future plans, which was perceived by some to be a show of unity following divorce from Mushroom.
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^ The remainder of the Wild Bunch -- Andrew "Mushroom" Vowles and Grant Grant "Daddy G" Marshall , and Robert "3D" del Naja -- who formed Massive Attack as evidenced by these 13 tracks, all have their place.
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^ Del Naja was soon eliminated as a suspect [32] (although he was charged with Ecstasy possession and unable to get a US visa for a while) and Daddy G and fans offer support.
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.Around this time, Del Naja, with Davidge decanted into Ridge Farm studio with friends and band members of Lupine Howl (itself made up of sacked members of the band Spiritualized, including Damon Reece who would go on to be Massive Attack's permanent drummer and one of two live drummers) towards a fourth Massive Attack LP, taking things even further into an experimental, psychedelic rock direction.^ Who, for instance, would think of Massive Attack doing a ballad?

^ He's almost the fourth member of Massive Attack.
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^ As our interview draws to a close, Del Naja explains that the 100 Suns film work has positively influenced Massive Attack's working methods in this area, too, providing another potential avenue for collaboration with vocalists.

[8]
.Daddy G became increasingly disillusioned with this approach, despite having supported the direction up until the point of Mezzanine, and stayed away from the studio from around 2001, effectively leaving Massive Attack as a producer.^ Daddy G became increasingly disillusioned with this approach, despite having supported the direction up until the point of Mezzanine, and stayed away from the studio from around 2001, effectively leaving Massive Attack as a producer.
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^ Daddy G had also effectively left by 2001, but returned to a studio role with greater commitment in 2005, having joined the touring line-up of 2003/4, [10] though he did not produce "Live With Me", with Terry Callier , the one new track from [Disc 1 of] 2006's Collected .
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^ I was looking up the words MASSIVE HEART ATTACK to better understand why this man was gone.

.Robert Del Naja and Davidge eventually conceded that the separate elements of the Lupine Howl sessions did not make for great music and this material is almost entirely discarded in favour of a more cinematic and busily electronic sound.^ Robert '3D' Del Naja .
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^ Massive Attack Calm, Cool, And Collected Having spearheaded an entire musical genre doesn’t mean too much to Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja.
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^ If something in the frequency range clashed with the dialogue, then Davidge and Del Naja had to change it.

.It was around this point that their label, Melankolic started to decline.^ It was around this point that their label, Melankolic started to dwindle.
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^ A record label, Melankolic, was started back in 1995 (as an imprint of Virgin [EMI] ), but had completely folded by 2003.
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^ Massive Attack recently started its own label called Melankolic.
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.There were no releases from after 2002 and the company dissolved in 2003. Del Naja later suggested in interviews that it was in part due to the artists "taking the piss" in spending too much money and Daddy G cited Virgin records' lack of infrastructural support as a reason for the downfall.^ There was no reason for it to go out there.
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^ "The live room and control room were already in place, so there wasn't too much to change" says Del Naja.

^ He confirmed that the album will be released by Virgin/EMI, but there is no confirmed title - although there was a slight hint that they have returned to an earlier, proposed title, "Weather Underground."
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.2001 also saw the release of Eleven Promos, a DVD of all Massive Attack's 11 music videos thus far, including "Angel", a £100,000+ promo that they initially withdrew from fear of inflaming unhelpful speculation about the relationships in the band at the time, even though it was Daddy G, and not Mushroom who is depicted running away.^ Eleven Promos, a DVD of all Massive Attack's 11 music videos thus far (including Angel, a 100,000+ promo that they initially withdrew from fear of inflaming unhelpful speculation about the relationships in the band at the time, even though it was Daddy G, and not Mushroom who is depicted running away.
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^ Massive Attack - free music, pictures, videos .
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^ Massive Attack presented in Music section .
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[29]

2002-2006: Del Naja's unilateral 100th Window, Marshall's return and Collected

.With Daddy G no longer involved in the studio, Davidge and Del Naja steered "LP4" on their own.^ Main article: 100th Window With Daddy G no longer involved in the studio, Davidge and Del Naja steered "LP4" on their own.
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^ Meanwhile, Del Naja and Davidge recorded with a number of different singers as well as creating a track named "Twilight", for UNKLE's War Stories album.
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^ Afterwards, Del Naja and Davidge agreed to an offer from director Louis Leterrier, to score the entire soundtrack for Danny The Dog , starring Jet Li.
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Enlisting the vocals of a flu-ridden Sinéad O'Connor and perennial favourite Horace Andy, 100th Window was mastered in August 2002 and released in February 2003.[30]
.More sonically conceptual than the other records and featuring no samples of other artists or cover versions, 100th Window, a reference to a book about internet security used as a metaphor apropos 'no man is an island'. It was not as critically well received in Britain as the other records, although the album received a warmer reception internationally; scoring a 75 outof 100 on review aggregation site Metacritic.^ On 2003's 100th Window , the music was more dark-shaded than before as Robert Del Naja aka 3D let his new-world paranoia seep into the songs while Grant Marshall aka Daddy G abstained from the recording process.
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^ Massive Attack's last album "100th Window" was released in 2003 and their fifth set has been due at various stages in the last few years.
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^ DDoS attacks are not an unusual event for BitTorrent sites, with smaller sites suffering the effects more often than they’d like.
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[31]
.Also in 2003, Del Naja was arrested on child porn allegations, which were reported very widely in all media outlets, thanks to the UK police and The Sun newspaper.^ Also in 2003, Del Naja was arrested on child porn allegations, which were reported very widely in all media outlets, thanks to the UK police and The Sun newspaper.
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^ Police question musician over child porn .
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^ Sites: 100thwindow.com , massiveattack.com , inflightdata.com , red-lines.co.uk , massiveattack.co.uk , massiveattackarea.com , massiveattack.ru , massiveattack.ie Members: Andrew Vowles , Grant Marshall , Robert Del Naja Variations: All .
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[32] .The allegations resulted from his having entered his credit card details into a website in 1999 that was connected to other material which he did not view.^ The allegations resulted from his having entered his credit card details into a website in 1999 that was connected to other material which he did not view.
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.Del Naja was soon eliminated as a suspect[33] (although he was charged with ecstasy possession and unable to get a U.S. visa for a while) with Daddy G and fans proffering their support.^ Del Naja was soon eliminated as a suspect [32] (although he was charged with Ecstasy possession and unable to get a US visa for a while) and Daddy G and fans offer support.
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^ Del Naja later suggested in interviews that it was in part due to the artists "taking the piss" in spending too much money and Daddy G cited Virgin records' lack of infrastructural support as a reason for the downfall.
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^ Later that year, Del Naja and Daddy G headed to Damon Albarn 's studios for some writing and jamming.
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.The arrest affected the beginning of the 100th Window tour schedule.^ The arrest affected the beginning of the 100th Window tour schedule.
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^ Dot Allison, who had sung with the band on the 100th Window tour, sang the end titles track, "Aftersun".
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^ He adds that while the U.K. is the first scheduled run of dates, the band will actually begin its tour in Mexico, although the dates are not confirmed.
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.The tour did not include the United States and was very elaborate in terms of its light show, collaborating again with UVA (United Visual Artists).^ The tour did not include the United States and was very elaborate in terms of its light show, collaborating again with UVA (United Visual Artists).
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^ They undertook a relatively brief tour, including the United States, as a DJs & MCs, hip hop-type setup, with only turntables and microphones.
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.Despite the difficulties of 2003, 100th Window sold over a million copies and was toured extensively (including Queen Square, Bristol - a one-off concert set up in the city centre park, which was seen as a homecoming).^ Despite the difficulties of 2003, 100th Window sold over a million copies and was toured extensively (including Queen Square, Bristol - a one-off free concert set up in the city centre park, which was seen as a homecoming).
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^ Massive Attack's last album "100th Window" was released in 2003 and their fifth set has been due at various stages in the last few years.
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^ The band, who are gearing up to release a new album around the time of the tour, will call at venues in cities including London, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.
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[34] .Daddy G was fully involved as a member of the tour.^ Daddy G was fully involved as a member of the tour.
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.It was rumoured that the tour of 2003 was so expensive, it sent Massive Attack into the red, with the group unable to fully pay the roadies at the time.^ Massive Attack's last album "100th Window" was released in 2003 and their fifth set has been due at various stages in the last few years.
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^ That's an unprecedented milestone for a group with Massive Attack's vibe.
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^ If not treated on time, heart attack results into untimely death of the heart patient.

A less ambitious tour took place in 2004.
.Afterwards, Del Naja and Davidge agreed to an offer from director Louis Leterrier, to score the entire soundtrack for Danny The Dog, starring Jet Li.^ If something in the frequency range clashed with the dialogue, then Davidge and Del Naja had to change it.

^ Photos: Richard Ecclestone Neil Davidge (left) and Robert Del Naja in their new studio, June 2005.

^ Cutting Remarks Whether he's working on a film score or an album track, Del Naja believes the most important part of the creative process is editing.

.It was off the back of this lucrative job that they would have the funding to buy their own '100 Suns' studio.^ Inevitably, the construction of the studio and the 100 Suns film work has slowed progress on the new album.

.Dot Allison, who had sung with the band on the 100th Window tour, sang the end titles track, "Aftersun". Davidge also scored the soundtrack for the more critically well-received Bullet Boy film, with Del Naja on the end titles.^ On 2003's 100th Window , the music was more dark-shaded than before as Robert Del Naja aka 3D let his new-world paranoia seep into the songs while Grant Marshall aka Daddy G abstained from the recording process.
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^ The Unleashed soundtrack album, which was released by Virgin at the end of last year under the title Danny The Dog (after the name of the film's main character) features 21 Massive Attack tracks from a total of more than 50 that were created for the movie.

^ In fact, several new songs including "Red Light" and "All I Want" performed on tour last year were well received.
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.In 2005, Daddy G started coming into the studio, although little came of the material.^ Also, we're keen to get [ SSL fan ] Spike Stent into our studio when the time comes to mix, because he's been a co-collaborator on our albums for a long time.

.He decided to instead work with a production duo, Robot Club, in another studio, feeling that he would be more free to develop tracks in the way he wanted.^ And in case Massive Attack really is doing music instead of Muse: And if it really is Mastodon, as another poster thinks: It would break Fark's margins .
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^ Therefore, Iran would only ever launch a strike on Israel if it managed to develop an effective deterrent against the USA - an even more far-fetched proposition.
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^ Not the far more obvious observation that the US would retaliate to a nuclear attack that you feel it necessary to make at this point in the thread.
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.Meanwhile, Del Naja and Davidge recorded with a number of different singers as well as creating a track named "Twilight", for UNKLE's War Stories album.^ Real Name: Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall Profile: During the 1991 Gulf War the group name was shown on some releases as 'Massive' in order to maintain airplay after pressure from the British Government on radio programmers.
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^ However, the film work has also influenced the new album in positive ways, inspiring a couple of potential tracks, as Davidge has already mentioned, and giving the creative process a different emphasis.

^ If something in the frequency range clashed with the dialogue, then Davidge and Del Naja had to change it.

.Later that year, Massive Attack decided to release their contractually-obliged compilation album Collected in 2006. They released it with a second disc, made up of previously released non-album songs and unreleased sketches.^ Massive Attack album .
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^ And a new Massive Attack album is in the works, currently planned for release in 2006.

^ The Unleashed soundtrack album, which was released by Virgin at the end of last year under the title Danny The Dog (after the name of the film's main character) features 21 Massive Attack tracks from a total of more than 50 that were created for the movie.

[30]
.Massive Attack toured their greatest hits record, including North America for the first time in nearly eight years.^ Massive Attack's last album "100th Window" was released in 2003 and their fifth set has been due at various stages in the last few years.
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^ Milan Andrijasevic posted at 8:19am on January 10, 2010 Does anyone know when will Massive Attack hit a North American tour???
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^ But even for Massive Attack, where it makes absolute economic and creative sense to have our own studio, it still took nearly six years to get from talking about it to building it."

It sold well and was critically well-received for the most part. The artwork is an echo of the concept of Mezzanine, depicting four wreath-looking flowers as if they were made out of weapons. .The justification given for the compilation album was that the record buys the band more time with the record company to develop "LP5" in the way that they want.^ They want someone who understands and isn't about to be fucking changing companies six months later y'know?
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^ Davidge adds that writing for the big screen is more than just creatively satisfying — it's also the perfect complement to album recording, which he admits can be quite stressful at times.

^ The band, who are gearing up to release a new album around the time of the tour, will call at venues in cities including London, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.
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2007-present: Heligoland era

In 2007, Del Naja and Davidge scored three soundtracks, In Prison My Whole Life (which featured a track called "Calling Mumia" with vocals by American rapper Snoop Dogg), Battle In Seattle and Trouble the Water (which received an Oscar nomination for the music). .All of this soundtrack work was either credited as Neil Davidge and Robert Del Naja or under the guise of 100 Suns, in an effort to differentiate the soundtrack/film scoring work from the brand name of Massive Attack.^ Robert '3D' Del Naja .
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^ Massive Attack's Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall collected the outstanding contribution to British music Ivor Novello award at a London ceremony today (May 21).
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^ Sites: 100thwindow.com , massiveattack.com , inflightdata.com , red-lines.co.uk , massiveattack.co.uk , massiveattackarea.com , massiveattack.ru , massiveattack.ie Members: Andrew Vowles , Grant Marshall , Robert Del Naja Variations: All .
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.It became apparent in 2007, through the band's MySpace, that they were working with Stephanie Dosen and she later became part of the touring line-up, Elizabeth Fraser having returned to the live repertoire initially.^ I really, really hope to hear them work with Elizabeth Fraser on vocals again sometime __________________ '99-'09...
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.In February 2007, Massive Attack hosted a charity benefit for the Hoping Foundation, a charity for Palestinian children, cementing their reputation as one of Britain's political engaged bands.^ Blue Lines / Massive Attack - 02 - One Love.mp3 .
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^ Could Massive Attack continue as a duo if one of you left?
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^ Massive Attack announce comeback tour It's the Bristol band's first full jaunt in three years Massive Attack have announced details of their first UK tour in three years, set to kick off in September.
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A year afterwards, in 2008, it was announced that Massive Attack were to curate the UK's Southbank Meltdown, a week long event encompassing numerous bands Massive Attack like and relate to.^ Massive Attack's last album "100th Window" was released in 2003 and their fifth set has been due at various stages in the last few years.
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Don't you ever talk about massive attack like that again, submitter.
  • FARK.com: (4923789) "Clash of the Titans" to feature music by Massive Attack, because when releasing the Kraken, one automatically thinks dated, sterile trip hop from Bristol 11 January 2010 13:52 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More Feb 5, 2:37pm The Dumbing of America Massive Attack's new album, Heligoland comes out next week and we've got a contest!
  • Massive Attack > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

.It was suggested in interviews that this event would inspire Massive Attack back into action, having spent several years drifting towards the completion of their fifth studio album.^ Massive Attack alternates during interviews too.
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

^ Massive Attack album .
  • Massive Attack Album - Ask.com 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
  • Massive Attack Album - Ask.com 11 January 2010 13:52 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ Massive Attack's last album "100th Window" was released in 2003 and their fifth set has been due at various stages in the last few years.
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[35] Later on the same year, the band picked up a Q award for Innovation.
.Later that year, Del Naja and Daddy G headed to Damon Albarn's studios for some writing and jamming.^ You forget what it's like to write them and what it's like to be in the studio getting them outta your head.
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

Around this time, Davidge scored the soundtrack for a Paul McGuigan movie, Push and in December, Del Naja completed the score for 44 Inch Chest with The Insects and Angelo Badalamenti.
Davidge and Del Naja then got back together in 2009 with Daddy G to concertedly finish the fifth album, incorporating bits of the Albarn material. .It had been widely suggested that "LP5" (formerly known as Weather Underground) would be released in September 2009 (even as specifically as September 22, 2009 on the official forum).^ He confirmed that the album will be released by Virgin/EMI, but there is no confirmed title - although there was a slight hint that they have returned to an earlier, proposed title, "Weather Underground."
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Massive Attack have claimed the album will be released in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 and now 2009. It was eventually confirmed that the album would be released on February 8, 2010, after producer Neil Davidge declared the record finished on November 12, 2009. Later it was announced that the band are to headline the 2009 Bestival festival and soon after that they are to tour the UK[36] and Europe,[37] which has led to speculation that "LP5" is imminent, along with two strange and typically caps-locked blog entries by 3D on the official site, one being entitled "SUMMER OF SUBMISSION".[38] In May, Robert Del Naja's instrumental "Herculaneum", featured in the movie Gomorra, won an Italian award for Best Song.^ Massive Attack album .
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^ Robert '3D' Del Naja .
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

^ The band will release their fifth studio album in February 2010.
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.Later that month, Del Naja and Marshall picked up a special Ivor Novello award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music.^ Massive Attack's Del Naja and Grant "Daddy G" Marshall collected the outstanding contribution to British music Ivor Novello award at a London ceremony today (May 21).
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Real Name: Robert del Naja, Grant Marshall Profile: During the 1991 Gulf War the group name was shown on some releases as 'Massive' in order to maintain airplay after pressure from the British Government on radio programmers.
  • Massive Attack Discography at Discogs 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Splitting The Atom - featuring Robert del Naja/Grant Marshall/Horace Andy .
  • Massive Attack sets release date for new album - The Ampersand 11 January 2010 13:52 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39]
.In June 2009, it was announced that, on May 29, Jonny Dollar, aged 45, lost his battle against cancer, survived by his wife and 4 children.^ Reply Heather says: October 22, 2009 at 8:29 pm My father (57) also passed away from a “massive heart attack” on June 19th.

^ He lost his battle and suddenly passed away on October 5th, 2009 around 10:28pm in his car in the parking lot of his job.

Dollar was the programmer and hands-on producer behind Blue Lines, writing the melody that was the basis for "Unfinished Sympathy". [40]
.On August 25 their new EP, Splitting the Atom, was announced.^ Splitting The Atom is the first single from Massive Attack's new record Heligoland which is out next week.
  • Massive Attack > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

^ First, a bit of news: Massive Attack Premiere 'Splitting The Atom' Video on PitchforkTV; Launch Tweatre (Exclusive Content!
  • Massive Attack > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

^ Splitting The Atom EP (4xFile, AAC, EP) .
  • Massive Attack Discography at Discogs 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

.The other new tracks on the EP were revealed to be Tunde Adebimpe's "Pray For Rain", Martina Topley-Bird's "Psyche" and Guy Garvey's "Bulletproof Love". The latter two tracks appear as remixes of the intended album versions and none of "LP5"'s tracks are expected to resemble the versions that were played on the previous tour, with some songs, such as "Dobro", dropped altogether.^ The group has been leaking remixes of tracks from the new album for the last month or so.
  • Massive Attack > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

^ Heligoland , being Massive Attacks fifth studio album, features reunion of two of the original members, Robert Del Naja and Grant Marshal, plus some heavy vocal support by likes of Horace Andy, Hope Sandoval and Martina Topley-Bird.
  • Massive Attack > Elbows Music Blog Aggregator 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC elbo.ws [Source type: General]

^ However, the Unleashed title does add two bonus tracks to the Danny the Dog soundtrack album: Thea's "Baby Boy" and RZA 's "Unleash Me."
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."LP5" was finished on 12 November 2009, according to producer, Neil Davidge.^ Reply Rolinda says: November 22, 2009 at 12:58 am My Dad just passed away Friday November 20,2009 with a Massive Heart Attack.

^ Reply Maria says: November 24, 2009 at 12:56 pm Do you think yoga helps to avoid sudden cardiac death?

A number of articles fuel rumours that Del Naja will call the album Hell Ego Land. [41] It is in fact called Heligoland, after the German archipelago of Heligoland.
."I think it's got definitely a more organic feel[42]," says Del Naja of Heligoland.^ The U.K. shows are promoted by SJM. Now Del Naja has confirmed the full extent of the tour to Billboard.com, which he says is likely to top 150 shows including U.S. dates.
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I think things are changing, I don't think people expect to hear an album they know and then go and hear it live, I think people are much more intelligent than that," comments Del Naja.
  • Massive Attack - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."100th Window was very much about this amalgamation of everything joining, and eventually the process was so extreme that you couldn't tell if there was a string part if it was electronic or natural.^ It's all about how you feel as an individual because you always feel you're on your own out there.
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

^ Put it this way, it's about everything I've said to you about the album, direction and the rest of it.
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

[There were] lots of organic parts that ended up sounding very electronic. .It became a whole world of different processes, and we wanted to do something a bit different because we've had that experience so we wanted to do something else."^ A lot of people start using similar ideas to you, so you tend to rebel against that and want to do something different.
  • Massive Attack Interview : Illinois Entertainer 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC illinoisentertainer.com [Source type: General]

^ If I want Angelo to play a part, I have to sing it to him, and he'll do something completely different.
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

^ I think if you want to do something different, you have to take yourself out of a comfortable area and feel exposed.
  • Innerviews: Massive Attack - Massive aggressive 9 February 2010 15:44 UTC www.innerviews.org [Source type: General]

Discography

Regular studio albums

EPs

  • Massive Attack EP (1992)
  • Splitting The Atom (2009)
  • Untitled Post-Heligoland EP (ETA 2010)

Other releases

  • No Protection (1995) (A dub remix album by Mad Professor)
  • Singles 90/98 (1998) (An 11-disc box set)
  • Danny the Dog± (2004) (An instrumental film score - rebranded Unleashed for the US market)
  • Collected (2006) (A double compilation album and DVD, comprising a Best Of, new/other material and 16 promo videos)
± Not regarded by Massive Attack or its management as one of the six studio albums owed to their record company.

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Simple English

Massive Attack
File:Massive Attack
3D and Daddy G at Eurockéennes, 2008
Background information
Origin Bristol, United Kingdom
Genres Electronica
Trip hop
Years active 1988–present
Labels Virgin / EMI
Associated acts The Wild Bunch
Neneh Cherry
Tricky
Portishead
Website http://www.massiveattack.com
Members
Robert "3D" Del Naja ("D")
Grant "Daddy G" Marshall ("G")
Former members
Andy "Mushroom" Vowles ("Mush")
Notable instruments
Bass, drums, guitars, strings, synths, samplers

Massive Attack is a music group from Bristol, England. Massive Attack is considered to be one of the most influential bands of the electronica music genres. It is also been seen as one of the founders of trip hop.[1]

Albums

References

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