birdy wrote:I could never understand the allure of the band, Family.
And believe me I tried.
(Somehow they dont even seem "prog" to my ears.)
What Family title do you consider their most progressive?
"Entertainment" is a vast improvement on "Doll's house" as i see it, but even so.....
Caravan is the bigname prog group that I came to appreciate last. For years they never registered. Now I rate them highly.
Check out "Fearless"....definite symphonic undertones with jazz excursions throughout...I get what you're saying about these guys as well, they are definitely an acquired taste....the aforementioned title is about the only one I can wrap my ears around...
Leicester's finest - Family managed to produce some stunning albums and make headway into mainstream sales charts too, but they were at their best doing live improvisations, their album material was very experimental but very popular in the UK.
After Family -
Roger Chapman - vocals, successful solo career.
Charlie Witney - formed Streetwalkers with Chapman
Jim King - saxophonist
Ric Grech - joined Blind Faith, Air Force and Traffic
John Wetton - joined Asia
Jim Cregan - worked with Steve Harley and Rod Stewart
John Weider - worked with Steve Marriott and Eric Burdon
Tont Ashton - worked with Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Ashton Gardner & Dyke.
Rob Townsend - joined Medicine Head.
"A Song For Me"