My boyfriend was freaking out the other day when I casually told him Massive Attack would be playing at Roskilde Festival 2018. He’s a big fan, as am I, which is why I can’t imagine not having told him sooner…
Anyhow, I’ve been listening to Massive Attack for decades, all though I never thought of going to see them live.
Rightly named “the kings of trip-hop”, on the RF18 official website, as their most iconic songs (Unfinished Sympathy and Teardrop) are known and loved by many. Another jewel is the beautifully moody song, Angel, that has been burnt into my mind and heart, thanks to the heart wrenching moment it featured in, in the movie Snatch:
Now that I come to think of it, apart from the actual music and the moments their songs provided musical backgrounds to movies, I know nothing about Massive Attack.
The RF website tells me the band consists of Robert “3D” Del Naja, Grant “Daddy G” Marshall and formerly Andy “Mushroom” Vowles (“Mush”). Sadly, their names make no bells sound in my mind. Apparently, the picture below shows us what the men mentioned above look like. The guy on the left is Mush, who remained a member until shortly after the release of Mezzanine in 1998.
A brief visit to the band’s own YouTube channel, presented me with a half hour BBC documentary from 2016 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Massive Attack’s seminal debut album Blue Lines. Check it out, if you want to know more about their history:
If you just want to listen to their music (which I would totally understand), have your fill with the playlist below:
If you’re looking forward to seeing them at RF18, set your alarm for Saturday 7-6-2018, 1 PM. See you there!