Allan Dias (Public Image Limited)

 

Allan Dias anchored some of PiL’s pinnacle recordings during his 1986-92 tenure wherein Mr. Lydon gravitated towards a more commercial “alternative dance” posture.   Utilizing his formidable reggae rhythmic and harmonic chops coupled with a warm tone and economic groove passages – Dias’ work on Happy? 9, and That What is Not seamlessly bridged world and punk. In addition to his PiL pedigree, Allan worked with Sun Ra’s Dawson Miller, Pharoah Sanders, James Blood Ulmer, and helmed his own ensembles, among other musical endeavors. Among Dias’ weapon of choice during his PiL days was the Steinberger XL. Nowadays Allan is a long distance runner!

 

“Disappointed” https://youtu.be/b6Bv887-JlM

“Seattle” https://youtu.be/bFOjktDN0IA