The Culture Corner: How Massive Attack shook up pop culture in 1998
The Culture Corner on World Cafe
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When Massive Attack released their album Mezzanine in 1998, it managed to fit right in the current music landscape and sound like nothing else around.
"Mezzanine arrived at a time when electronic music was ubiquitous in pop culture," says World Cafe correspondent John Morrison.
The album caught the pop culture wave, and it was Massive Attack's biggest record. In this session, John discusses what made Mezzanine so special, all of the influences the group pulled together to create it, and the story behind their iconic collaboration with Cocteau Twins' Elizabeth Fraser, "Teardrop."