God (Rip Rig + Panic album)

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Studio album by
Released3 September 1981
ProducerRip Rig + Panic
Rip Rig + Panic chronology
I Am Cold
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Q3/5 stars[3]

God is the debut studio album of post-punk band Rip Rig + Panic, released on 3 September 1981 by Virgin Records.[4][5] In 2013, the album was reissued by Cherry Red Records on CD with an additional tracks taken from singles.

Track listing[edit]

Red Side
No.TitleLead VocalsLength
1."Constant Drudgery Is Harmful to SOUL, SPIRIT & HEALTH"Neneh Cherry3:24
2."WILHELM Show Me the Diagram (Function of the Orgasm)" 1:10
3."Through Nomad Eyeballs"Mark Springer3:28
4."Change Your Life"Ari Up3:01
Yellow Side
No.TitleLead VocalsLength
1."Knee Deep in Shit"Gareth Sager3:29
2."Totally Naked (Without Lock or Key)" 1:53
3."Try Box Out of This Box"Dave "Flash" Wright2:33
4."Need (De School You)"Neneh Cherry1:32
Green Side
No.TitleLead VocalsLength
1."HOWL! Caged Bird" 3:30
2."Those Eskimo Women Speak Frankly"Neneh Cherry3:13
3."The Blue Blue Third" 5:25
Blue Side
No.TitleLead VocalsLength
1."Shadows Only There Because of the Sun"Ari Up3:00
2."BEWARE (Our Leaders Love the Smell of Napalm)" 1:50
3."Miss Pib"Gareth Sager1:34
4."It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Brrod"Mark Springer2:57


Year Publication Country Accolade Rank
1981 Rockerilla Italy Albums of the Year[6] 6


Adapted from the God liner notes.[7]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1981 Virgin LP V 2213
2013 Cherry Red CD CDMRED 572

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Rip Rig + Panic: God > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ Pitter, Charles (28 June 2013). "Rip Rig + Panic: God, I Am Cold, Attitude". PopMatters. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ Quantick, David (August 2013). "Rip Rig + Panic: God, I Am Cold, Attitude". Q. Retrieved 2 February 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Isler, Scott; Sheridan, David (2007). "Rip Rig + Panic". Trouser Press. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ Gimarc, George (July 11, 2005). Punk Diary. Hal Leonard Corporation. p. 728. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Rockerilla End of Year Lists 1981: Album". Rockerilla. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  7. ^ God (sleeve). Rip Rig + Panic. London, United Kingdom: Virgin Records. 1981.CS1 maint: others (link)