Artists Interviews

Dave Allen (Gang of Four) on theFIVE10 Podcast

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Dave Allen is the founding bass guitarist for the post-punk band, Gang of Four. In 1981, he left Gang of Four to form 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, 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. According to, in 2006, Allen formed a super-group under the name Faux Hoax with Danny Seim of Menomena, John Askew of Tracker, and Pioneers Press author Adam Gnade. A 7″ single, “Your Friends Will Carry You Home,” featuring Gnade on vocals, was released by Polyvinyl records in 2008.

JC got a chance to sit down with Dave to talk about the formation of Gang of Four, getting into the tech industry, living in the PNW, and what he’s up to now. All of this and much more on this new episode of theFIVE10 Podcast!