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2.44 | 63 ratings

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1 stars The last Family album features very few fine moments. One of these is the 10CC oriented title track. It really sounds as if it were coming out of the head of Godley & Creme, or Goldman & Stewart if you prefer. It features lots of inventive background sounds and displays a very positive mood. A fine opener to be honest.

But there won't be many songs like this. The painful and country Leroy is probably one of their weakest ever. Chapman is also more discreet in his vocal parts; he sounds more as an unplugged goat (in comparison with the his nickname: the electric goat). Even if he is excellent again during Buffet For Two (but heavy orchestrations were not needed IMO).

Actually, he seemed to have been connected to a plug again during Boom Bang. A song with no beat during the verses and which only shines thanks to Roger.

The inspiration sounds completely out of steam for this album, inexistent during Boots 'n' Roots: some sort of a cabaret song. This album has not much to offer, I'm afraid. Little rock, little prog, little avant- garde. Nothing great is left in this case.

The Banger bluesy instrumental affair is hard to bear. But in these cases, you know what to do. The only problem is only that the next songs aren't worth either.

Family was an original band, which is maybe the reason they are featured on this site, but never truly progressive. This work should just be best forgotten. One star.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |


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