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Rip Rig Panic

Rip Rig + Panic were an English post-punk band founded in 1980 The band were named after a jazz album of the same name by Roland Kirk. They were formed by Sean Oliver (bass), Mark Springer (piano, sax, vocals), Gareth Sager (guitar, sax, keyboards, vocals) and Bruce Smith (drums, percussion)—the latter two formerly of The Pop Group)—with singer Neneh Cherry. Other members included saxophonist Flash (David Wright), singer Andi Oliver, trumpeter David De Fries, and viola-player Sarah Sarhandi.

The group strayed from more conventional post-punk, mixing avant-garde elements with jazz and led by Cherry's innovative pop/soul singing style. Their second album, I Am Cold, included a number of tracks featuring jazz trumpeter Don Cherry (Neneh Cherry's stepfather). They also appeared with Nico on a BBC Radio session.

In the mid 80's, Rip Rig + Panic split and re-aligned as the smaller Float Up CP and produced the album Kill Me in the Morning, but amicably dissolved shortly thereafter.

Links to Peel

Peel played some of their songs in the early 80's and the band did 2 sessions for his shows, and another one after they became Float Up CP.

Sessions

Rip Rig + Panic - Peel Session 1981

Rip Rig + Panic - Peel Session 1981

Rip Rig + Panic

1. Recorded: 1981-09-14. Broadcast: 21 September 1981. Repeated: 20 October 1981, 28 December 1981

  • Symphony In Dave's Flat / A Grand Grin And A Shaky Smile Please Mr Barman / Pullover No Sox

2. Recorded: 1982-06-19. Broadcast: 12 July 1982. Repeated: 10 August 1982

  • What Are The Toads Doing So Far From The Swamp? / Instant Sin Sheds Skin / Blasø
FLOAT UP CP John Peel 19th September 1984

FLOAT UP CP John Peel 19th September 1984

Float Up CP

1. Recorded: 1984-09-19. Broadcast: 26 September 1984. Repeated: 04 December 1984

  • Pray For This / Sexy Bushes / You Make Me Wet

Other Shows Played

Rip Rig + Panic
Float Up CP

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