Massive Attack

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Massive Attack
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Collaborative British music production group from Bristol, England.

The band currently consists of Robert Del Naja, Tricky, and Daddy G. The original lineup also included Andrew Vowles. 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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Albums

hi-8 Blue Lines — Massive Attack Massive Attack Blue Lines (Album) Circa, Virgin hi-8 UK 1990 Sell This Version
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CDVIR (WR) 180 (8398832) Protection — Massive Attack Massive Attack Protection (Album) Wild Bunch Records, Circa CDVIR (WR) 180 (8398832) South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
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wbrcd3, WBRCD3, 7243 8 40290 2 9 No Protection — Massive Attack Massive Attack V Mad Professor Massive Attack V Mad Professor - No Protection (Album) Wild Bunch Records wbrcd3, WBRCD3, 7243 8 40290 2 9 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
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TCD 1208 In Concert 682 — Massive Attack Massive Attack In Concert 682(CD, Transcription) BBC World Service, BBC Radio International TCD 1208 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 8 45599 2 2 Mezzanine — Massive Attack Massive Attack Mezzanine (Album) Circa, Circa, Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 45599 2 2 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
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724358132144 100th Window — Massive Attack Massive Attack 100th Window (Album) Virgin, Virgin 724358132144 Thailand 2003 Sell This Version
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CDIVDJ 2967 100th Window (Interview Disc) — Massive Attack Massive Attack 100th Window (Interview Disc)(CD, Promo) Virgin CDIVDJ 2967 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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CDVDJ 2988, 0724387418523 Danny The Dog (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Massive Attack Massive Attack Danny The Dog (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin CDVDJ 2988, 0724387418523 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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7243 8 74397 2 6 Unleashed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Massive Attack Massive Attack Unleashed (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin 7243 8 74397 2 6 US 2005 Sell This Version
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1766401 Third / Collected — Massive Attack Portishead / Massive Attack Portishead / Massive Attack - Third / Collected(CD, Album + CD, Comp + MP, Sup) Island Records 1766401 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
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5099962863629 Heligoland — Massive Attack Massive Attack Heligoland (Album, EP) The Vinyl Factory 5099962863629 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
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B07VJWW5KV Massive Attack V. Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98) — Massive Attack 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 B07VJWW5KV Japan 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

MASS 001 Any Love — Massive Attack Massive Attack Featuring Daddy Gee* And Carlton Massive Attack Featuring Daddy Gee* And Carlton - Any Love Massive Attack Records MASS 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
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WBRS 1, 113 580 Daydreaming — Massive Attack Massive Attack Daydreaming (Single) Wild Bunch Records WBRS 1, 113 580 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
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WBRT 3, 614 346 Safe From Harm — Massive Attack Massive Attack Safe From Harm (Single) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRT 3, 614 346 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
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MAT 1 Be Thankful For What You've Got — Massive Attack Massive Attack Be Thankful For What You've Got (Single) Virgin MAT 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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WBRS 2, 114 035 Unfinished Sympathy — Massive Attack Massive* Unfinished Sympathy (Single) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records WBRS 2, 114 035 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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MAT 7 Five Man Army — Massive Attack Massive Attack Five Man Army(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Wild Bunch Records MAT 7 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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MAT 8 One Love — Massive Attack Massive Attack One Love(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Wild Bunch Records MAT 8 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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WBRS 4, 114 698 Massive Attack E.P. — Massive Attack Massive Attack Massive Attack E.P. (EP, Single) Wild Bunch Records, Circa WBRS 4, 114 698 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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SLYCD 1 Sly — Massive Attack Massive Attack Sly (Single, Maxi) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch Records SLYCD 1 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
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none Euro Child — Massive Attack Massive Attack Euro Child(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) Circa none UK 1994 Sell This Version
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DPRO-12801 Protection — Massive Attack Massive Attack Protection (Single) Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records DPRO-12801 US 1994 Sell This Version
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WBRDE 7 Karmacoma EP — Massive Attack Massive Attack Karmacoma EP (EP, Single) Wild Bunch Records, Wild Bunch Records, Circa, Circa WBRDE 7 UK 1995 Sell This Version
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Musttdj 96 Mustt Mustt — Massive Attack Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Remixed By Massive Attack Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Remixed By Massive Attack - Mustt Mustt(12", Promo) Real World Records Musttdj 96 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version

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Escapist

Escapist

September 9, 2022
Downtempo gods. So rich and sexy. A perfect blend of sultry and cool.
jtottersen

jtottersen

September 23, 2021
A nod towards their legacy and importance is the appeal across genres, i.e. famed metal acts Sepultura and Dillinger Escape Plan have both covered "Angel" from Mezzanine.
Scrit

Scrit

August 31, 2021
The dropping of 'Attack' from their name during the first Gulf War wasn't about album sales but a measure of protest against the war, all wars. If anything MA is well known to be very socially & politically engaged in activism and campaigns.
barhoniac

barhoniac

February 16, 2021
I preferred it when they changed their name to ‘Massive’ during the Gulf War so as not to harm their sales.
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!
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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 !
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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.
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