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Rip Rig + Panic was a post-punk band, founded in Bristol in 1981. It was named after a jazz album of the same name by Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Its members included singer Neneh Cherry, Sean Oliver, Mark Springer, and Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith - the latter two formerly of The Pop Group.

The group strayed from more conventional post-punk, mixing avant-garde elements with jazz and african influenced percussions and sounds. They were led by Cherry's innovative pop/soul singing style. They… read more

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  • God is a total masterpiece.
  • A post-punk band named after a Rahsaan Roland Kirk album? I've gotta take a listen to these motherfuckers.
  • For those who don't know, they are releasing all three albums on CD with bonus material in a months time. Pre-orders are up on amazon.
  • "Rip Rig + Panic" not!! "Rip Rig & Panic" Musilov, You and Only You...........
  • Junk = Jazz & Funk..............

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