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"Allen's subject matter is a little more threatening, a little more dangerous, and for that he needs music on the edge". It goes on to say that: "Allen wraps his political message in a pop melody and drives it home with jungle rhythms"
" Allen was a vocal critic of apartheid of his native South Africa, and on more than one occasion he had a brush with the law because of his views.
"As a popular singer and songwriter, Allen would fill spaces between songs by telling his audience to fight for the abolishment of apartheid, often over the objections of nervous police officers , who on more than one occasion shut him down during performances, claiming he was inciting a riot."
"One of his songs, "Far Country" was even banned by local radio!