Head West is a music album released in 1970 by the American band Head West, who were based in Paris, France. The band are best known today for their vocalist / guitarist Bob Welch, who went on to join Fleetwood Mac in 1971. Since 1973, by which time Welch had become more well-known, the album was repackaged as more of a solo album, credited to Bob Welch with Head West. Singles were also released but with little success.
After Head West had split up, organist Bobby Hunt toured with Fleetwood Mac as a back up keyboard player for Christine McVie in 1974. After Welch had left Fleetwood Mac, he and Hunt recorded demos for Warner Bros. which were then developed into the Paris power trio project.
The seventh track, "Attention"'s iconic drumbeat has been sampled by several other recording artistes; most notably Gorillaz's "New Genious (Brother)" from their 2001 self titled debut album.