TFL Ban Massive Attack Ads On Underground

The artwork has been deemed inappropriate because it looks too much like graffiti.

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Posted 8th February 2010 in News, Massive Attack | By Clickmusic News Desk
TFL Ban Massive Attack Ads On Underground

Transport For London have put a stop to Massive Attack's plans to promote their released-today album 'Heligoland' using ads on the Underground.

The artwork, painted by the band's own Robert del Naja, has been deemed inappropriate because it looks too much like graffiti.

"They won't allow anything on the tube that looks like 'street art'," explains del Naja. "They want us to remove all drips and fuzz from it so it doesn't look like it's been spray-painted, which is fucking ridiculous. It's the most absurd censorship I've ever seen."

Ministry Of Sound came up against the same problem with the adverts for their New Year's gig at the O2.