30 Years Since Massive Attack's Blue Lines : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed music forever. We go back to the early '90s in Bristol in this first installment of The Culture Corner.
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World Cafe's Culture Corner: Massive Attack

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The Culture Corner: 30 Years Since Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines'

The Culture Corner: 30 Years Since Massive Attack's 'Blue Lines'

World Cafe's Culture Corner: Massive Attack

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Massive Attack performs live on Sept. 20, 2019, at The Met in Philadelphia. Matthew Shaver/WXPN hide caption

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Massive Attack performs live on Sept. 20, 2019, at The Met in Philadelphia.

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Playlist

  • Matthew Sweet, "Evangeline"
  • Massive Attack, "Blue Lines"
  • Massive Attack, "One Love"
  • Billy Cobham, "Stratus"
  • Massive Attack, "Safe From Harm"
  • Massive Attack, "Unfinished Sympathy"

Thirty years ago, U.K. band Massive Attack released its debut album, Blue Lines, and changed music forever.

"Blue Lines is really one of these records that laid down the blueprint for a lot of music that came after it," says John Morrison, our guide in our brand new series called The Culture Corner. In this first installment, Morrison takes us back to the early '90s in Bristol, where Massive Attack came from, and shares why Blue Lines was so important back then, and why it's still important now.

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