Jim Walker (drummer)

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Jim Walker
Born Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Punk rock, post-punk
Instruments Drums
Years active 1977 – 1984
Associated acts Public Image Ltd.

Jim Walker (born in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian musician, who was a founding director as well as the original drummer for the UK music group Public Image Ltd.

He first trained as a jazz drummer at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, being taught by Alan Dawson and Joe Hunt.

In 1977, along with Malcolm Hasman and Chris Arnett he formed the west coast punk band The Furies, the first ever punk rock band in Western Canada. Moving to London later that year, and, in early May 1978 he was to audition for and help to form Public Image Ltd., with John Lydon, Keith Levene and John Wardle (Jah Wobble).

Dissatisfied with the band's direction, he left PiL as a player in February 1979, and as a director in January 1980. After PiL, he played for a few unknown local London bands, before forming, in 1981, The Human Condition with Jah Wobble, and Dave "Animal" Maltby. The Human Condition were together for just over a year, playing to mixed reviews, before disbanding in 1982.

In 1984 he left London for New York, and after playing that year left the music industry.


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