Massive Attack

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Collaborative British music production duo from Bristol, England.

The group name is taken from a slogan sprayed by New York graffiti artist 'Brim', who sprayed 'Massive Attack' underneath a 'piece' in Bristol, UK in 1985. 'Brim', along with 'Balogun' and 'Bio' were part of the TATS CRU from NYC who sprayed a 'piece' each together at the Malcolm X Centre, St. Paul's in Bristol. Robert Del Naja, who was an upcoming graffiti artist at the time, with the tag 3-D, has stated that he/they had adopted the slogan initially as a name for a record label, and then later took it on as a band name. 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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Massive Attack - Pre-release album art Massive Attack Pre-release(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Circa UK 1990 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Blue Lines album art Massive Attack Blue Lines (Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa Middle East 1991 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Protection album art Massive Attack Protection (Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - No Protection album art Massive Attack V Mad Professor Massive Attack V Mad Professor - No Protection (Album) Wild Bunch Records Europe 1995 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - In Concert 682 album art Massive Attack In Concert 682(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service UK 1996 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Mezzanine album art Massive Attack Mezzanine (Album) Circa, Circa, Virgin, Virgin Turkey 1998 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - 100th Window album art Massive Attack 100th Window (Album) Virgin, Virgin Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Massive Attack album art Massive Attack Massive Attack(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Virgin Australia 2003 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - 100th Window (Interview Disc) album art Massive Attack 100th Window (Interview Disc)(CD, Promo) Virgin UK 2003 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Danny The Dog (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Massive Attack Danny The Dog (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin UK 2004 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Unleashed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) album art Massive Attack Unleashed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin US 2005 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Heligoland album art Massive Attack Heligoland (Album) Virgin, Virgin Australia 2010 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Massive Attack V. Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98) album art Massive Attack V. Mad Professor Massive Attack V. Mad Professor - Massive Attack V. Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98) (Album) UMC, Virgin EMI Records Japan 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Massive Attack - Any Love album art Massive Attack Featuring Daddy Gee* And Carlton Massive Attack Featuring Daddy Gee* And Carlton - Any Love Massive Attack Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Daydreaming album art Massive Attack Daydreaming (Single) Wild Bunch Records Europe 1990 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Safe From Harm album art Massive Attack Safe From Harm (Single, Maxi) Wild Bunch Records, Circa UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Be Thankful For What You've Got album art Massive Attack Be Thankful For What You've Got (Single) Virgin US 1991 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy album art Massive* Unfinished Sympathy (Single) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Massive Attack E.P. album art Massive Attack Massive Attack E.P. (EP, Single) Wild Bunch Records, Circa UK 1992 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Sly album art Massive Attack Sly (Single, Maxi) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch Records Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Euro Child album art Massive Attack Euro Child(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) Circa UK 1994 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Protection album art Massive Attack Protection (Single) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Karmacoma EP album art Massive Attack Karmacoma EP (EP, Single) Circa, Wild Bunch Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Mustt Mustt album art Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Remixed By Massive Attack Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Remixed By Massive Attack - Mustt Mustt(12", Promo) Real World Records UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Massive Attack - Superpredators album art Massive Attack Superpredators (Single) Virgin UK 1997 Sell This Version

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ChrisHardwood

ChrisHardwood

March 20, 2018
yeah agree, M A whats up ?
anything in the pipeline ?

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

December 15, 2017
massive attack phoenix festival female singer but who is she please!
mousayayakool

mousayayakool

November 22, 2017
Can we know why the name of Shara Nelson doesn't appear..anywhere ??
she was part of the original group !
kevinb1972

kevinb1972

March 14, 2017
Mezzanine the standout album. First two were great also. What a band, what style.
KDSutherland

KDSutherland

November 20, 2016
Reissues for the first two albums and the Mad Proff. remix coming early December.
sengork

sengork

December 27, 2015
One of a kind band, some might find it surprising how far they've come from their Wild Bunch hip-hop days.
AstridaBreca

AstridaBreca

May 11, 2011
One of the best bands ever in every possible way, all of their albums are a must have!
manchester

manchester

September 12, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
I'm astounded that nobody has left a comment about these innovators of dance music. 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. They invented trip hop long before people like Portishead, Morcheeba etc were on the scene. 'Protection' and 'Mezzanine' are 2 fantastic dance music albums that display superb creativity & timeless tracks encompassing, trip hop, dub, nu-soul, chill out, dark & optmistic lyrics & haunting poignant music which was very much a reflection on the 90s decade. Stunning music makers who will forever be remembered, RESPECT.

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