The Human Condition – Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981, UK cassette (The Human Condition, THC 1, 1981)

The Human Condition was a short-lived band featuring reunited PiL band-mates Jah Wobble on bass and Jim Walker on drums, the line-up rounded out with Animal (aka Dave Maltby) on guitar and also occasionally augmented by Annie Whitehead on saxophone. This ‘rush release’ is one of two live recordings released on limited run cassettes that were issued back in the day and document their fine instrumental workouts. The packaging was stripped down and minimal on both, having the air of bootleg issues, perhaps, despite being official output. As far as I am aware they have never been re-issued in any form. One of the tracks on here would appear in studio form on 1983’s ‘Snakecharmer’ release by Wobble, Czukay and The Edge. I’ve selected my favourite track from the cassette to sample via a YouTube upload, ‘Neon’ – see what you reckon for yourself… if you like it, plenty more from the same account to check out.

The Human Condition - Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981 UK cassette front cover

^ The Human Condition – Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981 UK cassette front cover

The Human Condition - Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981 UK cassette insert rear

^ The Human Condition – Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981 UK cassette insert rear

The Human Condition - Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981 UK cassette

^ The Human Condition – Live At The Collegiate Theatre 13 September 1981 UK cassette

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