Massive Attack: Out Of The Comfort Zone


‘Out of the Comfort Zone’ is author Melissa Chemam’s in-depth study of the culture and influences that led to the formation of the Wild Bunch and then Massive Attack.

The book looks into Bristol’s past to explore how the city helped shape one of the most successful and innovative musical movements of the last 30 years.

Chemam gives a unique insight into Massive Attack – 3D, Daddy G and Mushroom: their influences, collaborations and politics and the way in which they helped create an interest in, and scene for other Bristol musicians and artists including Banksy.

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Massive Attack Out of the Comfort Zone: The story of a sound, a city and a group of revolutionary artists.

Melissa Chemam explores Massive Attack’s multi-cultural history through the reggae and punk scenes and charts the development of Bristol’s music and underground street art movement that has had a worldwide impact.

Robert Del Naja or 3D (his graffiti art name), Grant Marshall and Andrew Vowles formed Massive Attack in 1988 and released the ground-breaking album Blue Lines in 1991 and have since sold more than 13 million copies of albums worldwide. They were previously part of the highly influential Wild Bunch with Nellee Hooper, Milo Johnson and Claude Williams.

The author charts the development, creative activities, music making and political statements of the key individuals involved through first-person interviews, print and historical sources. From the Pop Group to Tricky, Portishead and Massive Attack, Bristol has an incomparable music and art scene. Massive Attack: Out Of The Comfort Zone delivers a unique story about music, art and social change.

ISBN: 9781910089729
394 Pages

About the Author
Melissa Chemam is a French journalist and author who has worked for France 24, the BBC World Service and Radio France International, as well as many magazines, and for the filmmaker Raoul Peck. Since 2003, she has been based in Prague, Paris, Miami, then in London, Nairobi and Bangui, travelling into more than 40 countries.


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Weight 0.550 kg
Dimensions 23 × 15 × 0.3 cm


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