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Dark Side of the Spliff: Massive Attack

Rob Chapman, MOJO, July 1998

"ME AND ANGELO, OUR GUITARIST, got stuck in a save in Padstow," says Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja, talking about one particularly eventful sojourn in Cornwall to complete the new album. "We’d done a long walk and tried to make it into this cave before the tide came in. The water went to the back of the cave suddenly it didn’t empty again, but came back in higher. For one second I looked at Angelo and thought, This will make the third page of the Bristol Evening Post: "Men Die In Caving Tragedy." I thought, This is what life comes down to: one silly mistake in a cave, miles away from your comforts and your home. There’s a warm studio round the corner, everyone sitting in front of the Pro-Tools with tea and coffee — and here we are arsing about in a cave..."

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