Jazz-rock band formed in 1978 by ex members of Soft Machine
. "Soft" being an obvious reference to their past band, and "Head" being the 4 initial letters of the musicians' first name : H
lan, and D
ave. In fact, Dave Sheen was in the band only for the inaugural French tour of April 1978 in replacement of drummer Pip Pyle, busy with National Health. A recording of this tour was released on the LP 'Rogue Element' credited to the quartet of Hopper/Dean/Gowen/Sheen instead of the band's name.
At the end of the 1978 tour, Pip Pyle returned and the band took back its original name of Soft HeaP
ip instead of D