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RAS-1 (Richard Arthur Smith) is a musician (guitarist/singer) who was in the band Long Beach Shortbus with former Sublime bassist Eric Wilson and Willard "trey" Pangborn of Falling Idols, along with drummer Damien Ramirez. RAS-1 was also a member of Long Beach Dub Allstars along with Eric Wilson and former Sublime drummer Bud Gaugh.[1]

Early life[edit]

Richard Arthur Smith is the son of singer Dora Gail Smith formerly of the all girl Long Beach jazz quartet Dream.

Early Bands[edit]

As a teenager, RAS-1 was in a psychedelic rock band called The Griffin with his cousin J-sun, the current singer/poet of the band Stonewing. Following this he played guitar and sang with a reggae band called Jah Children which played backyard parties in Long Beach and opened for Sublime on occasion.


  1. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Long Beach Dub All-Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 May 2010.