R.A.S – Pas Le Temps De Regretter

Contra Records

Written By Mark Jones


R.A.S are a French Oi band originally active from 1982 to 1984. The band reformed in 2012 and went into the studio in 2015 to record the songs on the mini Lp.

The songs on Pas Le Temps De Regretter might have been around since the early 80’s but still sound extremely fresh. To kick things off is Jeunesse De La Honte a classic Oi sound with thumping bass and crunching guitars that would grace any of the early Oi albums. The album continues with Paradisiak before going on to, for me the gem of this release Nelly, a melodic singalong anthem which leaves me wishing I could speak French so that I could singalong. Next up is the fast paced Ma Force which leads nicely to the last song Cochennec, just over a minute and a half of absolute brilliance.

Overall Pas Le Temps De Regretter is an album of classic Oi which should grace any record collection whether you speak French or not. The only criticism I have is that it leaves me wanting more.