Rapeman was a noise rock band from Chicago, IL, USA, formed in 1987 by Steve Albini (vocals, guitar), Rey Washam (drums), and David Wm. Sims (bass). The band took their name from a popular Japanese comic book that fascinated Albini and Washam and, predictably, proved controversial. The band were frequently confronted by protestors while on tour. Their first EP, 1988's "Budd" was named after Budd R. Dwyer, a politician from Pennsylvania who committed suicide in 1987 during a live television broadcast. Following 1989's "Two Nuns And A Pack Mule" LP, the group split due to personal tensions between two of the members.