|Genres||Progressive rock, Experimental rock, Pop rock|
|Labels||Harvest, EMI, Columbia|
|Associated acts||Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, Camel, Soft Machine|
The group was quite successful in England and Europe. The group had only a world tour, but several tours in Europe.
Initially, the group was founded with the purpose to be Syd's touring band, but, Kevin Ayers gave Syd the idea for a supergroup, instead of the touring band. Their first eponymous album was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios and the Britannia Row Studios.
The keyboardist Richard Wright participated on the first album as a session musician. In 1984, he entered in the band as a full-member.