Head (band)

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OriginBristol, England
GenresTrip hop, alternative rock
Years active1987–1989
LabelsVirgin Records
Past membersRich Beale
Gareth Sager
Nick Sheppard

Head were an English rock band of the late 1980s.


After making three albums and a few singles the Bristol-based combo faded away. Nick Sheppard previously played in The Cortinas and The Clash. Gareth Sager previously played in The Pop Group, and in Rip Rig + Panic with Neneh Cherry.

Although they never achieved major sales they are now belatedly acknowledged as a forerunner of today's trip hop scene.[1]

The title of the second album is a reference to Tales of Ordinary Madness, a film based on the work of poet Charles Bukowski.


  • A Snog on the Rocks (1987)[2]
  • Tales of Ordinary Madness (1988)
  • Intoxicator (1989)


  • Rich Beale ("Clevedon Pier") - lead vocals[3]
  • Gareth Sager ("Hank Sinclair") - guitar, keyboards, most songwriting[3]
  • Nick Sheppard ("Chopper Harris", "Candy Horsebreath") - guitar[3]
  • Paul Francis ("Cheese jackson ")-Bass Guitar
  • Plastic Bag (Jamie Hill) - drums[3]
  • Mark Taylor - bass[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic.com
  2. ^ "Head". All Music. Retrieved 20 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Bottled Vintage xxxARC078". Bristol Archive Records. Retrieved 20 December 2015.