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 also recorded with Don Cherry and Nico (on a BBC radio session).