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, but moved to London later that year. In early May 1978, after answering an ad placed in Melody Maker, he auditioned for and became a founding member of 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 the Human Condition in 1981 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.