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MUSIC IN A DOLL'S HOUSE

Family

 

Eclectic Prog

3.92 | 102 ratings

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Cheesecakemouse
4 stars This is an excellent debut, from a highly influential and innovative prog band. Family, like Traffic were amoung the first 'real' prog bands, with a highly eclectic mix in their music. I fund the music highly exciting after all this is the early, early days of prog that was around the same time as Hendrix, Cream, and early Pink Floyd where rock music was starting to reach high and exciting levels of new and interesting sounds., unlocked by Frank Zappa, the Beatles, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. I find Roger Chapman's vocals to be very similar to Peter Gabrial but he tends to bleat like a goat when he sings, his voice was influential to Phil Judd in his singing in Split Enz and perhaps Comus's vocalist. The music has interesting twists and turns with blues, merged with folk, jazz and psychodelia. I really believed Family has been overlooked in the archives, I only discovered them a few months ago and only because Split Enz used to listen to them in their 3early days. I think this album is highly essential, in summary I can saythat if you like Traffic you'll love Family.
Cheesecakemouse | 4/5 |

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