Dave Allen

New Wave of New WaveLive Version / Part 2 / VocalsLive Version / Part 3 / Drums

Allen’s New Wave of New Wave deals with things as difficult to communicate as the “balance of a band” and the endless jamming that might never end in a song. In Live Version, we can see how the artist approaches the song Stairway to Heaven—he practices the vocals with a woman, and then learns the drum part. In his videos, Allen documents a conceptual approach to popular music and its systemic openness to amateurs and fans.