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The Friday OT: Massive Attack; Protection

Came the urge to listen to a bit of Faith No More midweek, which is why Stripsearch made it to the blog on Wednesday. And you listen to it and are impressed with the musicianship of the FNM gang, how they’re not afraid to run with influences other than guitar based rock. And you hear the trip-hop in Stripsearch. And you think back. And you remember Protection. And you find it. And you fall in love all over again because everything about this song is of the most wonderful. And Tracey Thorn’s voice, my lordy lord how great it is to be alive.
Then you notice it was released twenty years ago. Twenty. Seriously, it came out in October 1994. 
It’s not the first time it’s been a Friday OT and that doesn’t matter. 
Bonus: The video is a work of art, one of the best ever.

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