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1) Dave Allen (born 23 December 1955) was the bass guitarist for the post-punk band, Gang of Four.
In 1981, he left Gang of Four to found Shriekback. He later founded World Domination Recordings and two of its bands, The Elastic Purejoy and Low Pop Suicide (with Rick Boston). He appeared on several LPs and EPs with each of these bands, though his ambitious plan to release a work of 20 volumes produced only three releases, The Harvest (soundtrack) and the Elastic Purejoy’s The Clutter of Pop and Talk Radio (album). After leaving Shriekback in 1988, Allen founded King Swamp with other former bandmates.

Subsequently, he was director of Consumer Digital Audio Services at Intel in Portland, Oregon. Then he went on to be the president of the entertainment division of the Overland Agency, an advertising firm based in Portland, Oregon. He is now co-founder of digital strategy firm Fight, and runs the independent record label Pampelmoose.

2)The late Dave Allen was an Irish comedian. He started performing on television in the early 1970’s and slowly moved from the classic jokes he told at the time to a more modern observational approach to his own brand of ‘sit-down’ comedy.

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  • Lion_65

    Now the info is in order... :)

    3 May 2010 Reply
  • Dan_deLyon

    This place really needs a disambiguation page for similar names...I got here from the Gang of 4 page, looking for the bass player not the comedian.

    24 Nov 2009 Reply
  • samba9

    This is Dave Allen, the New York guitarist and composer, not the British comedian. Check

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Fleseastorm

    Girl make ya body shake. put it on me like I'm not awake.

    28 Sep 2008 Reply
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    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • tonilou

    Is this Dave Allen the same 80's producer for such great bands as The Cure, The Psychedelic Furs or The Chameleons?

    1 Oct 2007 Reply

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