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There are more than one artist with the name Dave Allen:

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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