Personalities | Massive Attack | Nineties | Rock
(Dance/vocal group, 1987–present)
Founders and exponents of a downtempo groove of trip hop, 3D (Robert Del Naja), Daddy G (Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (Andrew Vowles) began working together in Bristol in the late 1980s in a loose collective under the name of The Wild Bunch. Named after a line in a comic book, their debut album Blue Lines (1991) introduced this new sound, and with vocal contributions from Shara Nelson and Tricky spawned three hit singles including the masterful ‘Unfinished Symphony’. Sought after as remixers, by Protection (1994) their sound had matured to a deep dub-laden perfection, made even more compelling with guest vocals from Tracy Thorn (Everything But The Girl) on the title track, as well as Tricky and Horace Andy. Mezzanine (1998) was another masterpiece, which, along with trademark soundscapes, featured vocals from Liz Fraser (Cocteau Twins) on ‘Teardrop’. Their fifth album Heligoland surfaced in 2010 with 3D and Daddy G reunited.
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