Rip Rig & Panic

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Evolving out of Bristol's The Pop Group, Rip Rig And Panic was formed in 1981, taking its name from an album by Roland Kirk. The group's primary members were multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Gareth Sager, Don Cherry's step-daughter, vocalist Neneh Cherry (b. Neneh Mariann Karlsson, 10 March 1964, Stockholm, Sweden), drummer Bruce Smith, bass player Sean Oliver, and pianist Mark Springer (3). They performed at the first WOMAD festival in 1982 shortly before Cherry returned to Sweden to have her first baby. Sean Oliver's sister Andrea temporarily took over vocals and Louis Moholo joined on drums.

The group split in 1985, and realigned as the smaller Float Up CP, and then God Mother And Country, before Cherry went on to a successful solo career, with Andrea Oliver contributing to some of her songs. Sean Oliver, who went on to co-write Terence Trent D'Arby's Wishing Well (The Cool In The Shade Mix), died of sickle-cell anaemia in 1990.
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Albums

Rip Rig & Panic - God album art Rip Rig + Panic* God (Album) Virgin, Uh Huh Prods UK 1981 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - I Am Cold album art Rip Rig + Panic* I Am Cold (Album) Virgin Greece 1982 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - Attitude album art Rip Rig + Panic* Attitude (Album) Virgin France 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Rip Rig & Panic - Bob Hope Takes Risks album art Rip Rig + Panic* Bob Hope Takes Risks (Single) Virgin UK 1981 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - Go, Go, Go! (This Is It) album art Rip Rig & Panic Go, Go, Go! (This Is It) Virgin UK 1981 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - You're My Kind Of Climate album art Rip Rig & Panic You're My Kind Of Climate (Single, Maxi) Virgin, Virgin UK 1982 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - Storm The Reality Asylum album art Rip Rig + Panic* Storm The Reality Asylum Virgin UK 1982 Sell This Version
TD-3061 Rip Rig & Panic - Special D.J. Copy album art Rip Rig & Panic Special D.J. Copy(12", EP, Promo) Columbia TD-3061 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - Do The Tightrope album art Rip Rig & Panic Do The Tightrope Virgin UK 1983 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - Beat The Beast album art Rip Rig + Panic* Beat The Beast Virgin UK 1983 Sell This Version
none Rip Rig & Panic - John Peel Session 14th September 1981 album art Rip Rig & Panic John Peel Session 14th September 1981(File, FLAC, MP3, EP) Virgin none 2009

Compilations

YW-7410-AX Rip Rig & Panic - Tokyo-Paris-London-New York, Dancing Night album art Lyuichi* - Kazumi*Lizzy*Rip Rig & PanicP.I.L* Lyuichi* - Kazumi*Lizzy*Rip Rig & PanicP.I.L* - Tokyo-Paris-London-New York, Dancing Night(12", Comp) Shan-Shan, Columbia YW-7410-AX Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Rip Rig & Panic - Knee Deep In Hits album art Rip Rig + Panic* Knee Deep In Hits (Comp) Virgin, Virgin 1990 Sell This Version