Massive Attack: temporary book cover for England

Temporary book cover for the UK:

Cover art credit: Robert Del Naja
(with so much gratitude!)

Massive Attack - Out of the Comfort Zone (Paperback)

Melissa Chemam (author)
Paperback394 Pages / Published: 09/04/2018
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This book is dedicated to the history of the band Massive Attack and to their relationship with their home town of Bristol. A city built on the wealth generated by the slave trade. As a port Bristol was also an arrival point for immigrants to the UK, most notably the Windrush generation from the Caribbean in the 1950s. 

Author Melissa Chemam's in-depth study of the influences that led to the formation of the Wild Bunch and then Massive Attack looks into Bristol's past. It explores how the city helped shape one of the most successful and innovative musical movements of the last 30 years. 

Based on interviews with Robert Del Naja (3D), his close collaborators and many Bristol's legendary musicians and artists, the book examines Massive Attack's influences, collaborations and politics, as well as the relations and inner tensions between the founding members, 3D, Daddy G and Mushroom. It also retells the way in which they opened the door for other musicians and artists from Bristol, including Inkie, Nick Walker, Tricky, Portishead and Banksy, and beyond (U.N.K.LE, Air, Radiohead, Gorillaz, Burial). 

Publisher: Tangent Books 
ISBN: 9781910089729 
Number of pages: 394 
Weight: 550 g 
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 30 mm


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 to more than 40 countries. 
(The book is published under licence from Anne Carriere in France by Tangent Books in partnership with PC Press. Its French title is En Dehors De La Zone De Confort De Massive Attack A Banksy)


Link to Waterstones: https://www.waterstones.com/book/massive-attack/melissa-chemam/9781910089729

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