Karmacoma (5:09)

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“Karmacoma” is from the 1994 Massive Attack album “Protection” and features the rapper Tricky. Tricky’s solo career was taking off at this time and he decided not to collaborate with Massive after this album, having never been very happy with Massive Attack’s creative direction or in his relationships with Del Naja and Daddy G. Another story is that Tricky failed to complete a number of lyrics for the Massive Attack album “Protection” and gave the band some of the lyrics he had written for his solo album “Maxinquaye” instead. Hence, different versions of the same songs appear on both albums - called “Overcome” and “Hell is ‘Round the Corner” on Maxinquaye and “Karmacoma” and “Eurochild” on Protection. When Massive Attack were asked, in a radio interview on CFNY (Toronto), about why the lyrics were the same, they jokingly said that “it was because he was lazy”.

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  • TWarwick64

    For anyone interested, the throat singing is a sample, lifted from the KLFs "Dream Time in Lake Jackson"

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • J3_R

    Love the Mongolian throat singing. [2]

    8 Feb 2014 Reply
  • darya_crane

    i hear dub intonations in this song, and i like it

    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • MsMoonlightt

    Tricky, hmyes

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
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    wat?

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Ichirin_no_Hana

    You sure you want to be with me I've nothing to give

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
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    9 Jul 2013 Reply
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    liberating

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
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    This song is extraordinarily addictive ! Can't believe I grew up without listening to this ! Regards Vaid, Abhishek

    1 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TomFreier

    Deciding which version I like best...Hmmm

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
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    proud to say these are hometown boys

    6 Aug 2012 Reply
  • sugibi_

    this gives me the chills. roberts voice gives me the chills.

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
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    I'd love to listen to this track but crappy lastfm is f*ck*n slow working

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • luisa20051972

    hypnotic and addictive. I love this track!

    14 Jun 2012 Reply
  • unsocialobster

    Love the Mongolian throat singing.

    31 May 2012 Reply
  • champor

    classic

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Foggster

    one of the 'spearhead songs'of classic trip hop, together with portishead's sour times or tricky's hell is round the corner

    8 Apr 2012 Reply
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