Dave Allen

Post-punk, Composer

1955 –


Who is Dave Allen?

Dave Allen 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. 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 and the Elastic Purejoy's The Clutter of Pop and Talk Radio. 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. He is now co-founder of digital strategy firm Fight, and runs the independent record label, Pampelmoose.


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Dec 23, 1955
Also known as
  • Allen, Dave
  • England
Lived in
  • Portland

on July 23, 2013