Album: Rip Rig + Panic, God (Cherry Red)

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Press "Play" and stand well back: RR+P's 1981 debut is still strong stuff, with a level of energy and experiment that shames today's boho fringe.

Sean Oliver's Funkadelic bass mashes up against the free-jazz of Mark Springer's piano while Neneh Cherry shouts, Bruce Smith thumps the tubs and Gareth Sager plays the contents of an instrument shop. There are six bonus singles, with the other two albums released on CD for the first time, too. It's all mad, obviously.