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Massive Attack: Essential Music Festival, Finsbury Park, London

Calvin Bush, Muzik, October 1997

SCROWFFHHI! Whumphh! Elbows in face. Solid wall of pressed flesh barring entrance. Distant sounds of something vaguely musical happening on the horizon. Looks like it's one of those "Kraftwerk At Tribal Gathering Situations" yet again. By which process the quite clearly uber-stellar main act play a multi-tented festival, every person at the festival decides simultaneously that life would not be worth continuing if they weren't to witness said main act and the allocated tent for such resurrection expectations is so small you might as well ask the Prodigy to play in a Wendy house. And so, somewhere on a distant stage, in a sonic galaxy far, far away, Massive Attack make their first appearance in London for many moons.

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