FAMILY Bandstand (1972)

FrontBandstand (1972)
The Family That Stays Together…

Big thanks to KDNYfm for sending Family’s 1972 follow-up to Fearless for us all to enjoy. This is the Mystic Records 2-fer version with bonus tracks, which corresponds with the latest 2011 stand alone CD currently available. With Bandstand, Family finally started to make some headway within the USA, though hardly what they deserved. Their next (and last) studio album, It’s Only A Movie, would push the yardsticks even further, but, unfortunately, Family never really managed to enter the consciousness of enough Yanks to make much of an impact on this side of the pond. I won’t bore you with my 40 year old thoughts on this record… it is, after all, the end of the world tonight, so who’s got the time? Thanks again KDNYfm. Find this at Amazon, HERE.

Burlesque (4:04)
Bolero Babe (4:36)
Coronation (3:51)
Dark Eyes (1:46)
Broken Nose (4:09)
My Friend The Sun (4:20)
Glove (4:50)
Ready To Go (4:36)
Top Of The Hill (5:40)
The Rockin’ Rs (3:22)
No Mule’s Fool (live) (2:57) – Bonus Track
Good News Bad News (live) (4:10) – Bonus Track
The Weaver’s Answer (live) (5:34) – Bonus Track

18 Comments

  • 1
    Willard
    December 21, 2012 - 20:39 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • 2
    December 21, 2012 - 23:21 | Permalink

    One of the true lost great bands in rock…I think their “english-ness” kept most folks from recognizing their real groove.

  • 3
    buzzbabyjesus
    December 21, 2012 - 23:26 | Permalink

    This is another gem. Both these albums are worth the time. The songwriting solid, and Charlie Whitney is a terrific guitarist. A great band all around. You get to like his voice.

    • 4
      Willard
      December 21, 2012 - 23:46 | Permalink

      I really grew to like Chapman’s voice, especially in Streetwalkers.

  • 5
    roy rocket
    December 22, 2012 - 10:16 | Permalink

    Thanks for the dij Family Favourites, Cap.
    Perhaps it’s my Englishness, I’m not sure, but ‘Anyway’ was/is my fave.
    Chappo’s vibrato was never bettered.
    Larry the Lamb eat ya heart out.
    Merry Christmas! roy

  • 6
    Rochacrimson
    December 22, 2012 - 10:36 | Permalink

    This band is simply fantastic!
    Anyone have the boxset “Old Songs New Songs from 2005?
    Many time in searching of that!
    Thank you!

    • 7
      buzzbabyjesus
      December 22, 2012 - 15:12 | Permalink

      Anyone have the boxset “Old Songs New Songs from 2005?

      Yes.

  • 8
    Silver Dagger
    December 22, 2012 - 19:00 | Permalink

    Anyone heard the recently re-mastered Music In A Doll’s House. It’s supposedly a major upgrade but I need to check if this is the case before buying it.

  • 9
    wintersmith
    December 23, 2012 - 07:23 | Permalink

    A great live band which didn’t always come across on album. A reformed Family (Chapman, Townsend, Palmer & Cregan) play London Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Fri 1st & Sat 2nd of February.

    • 10
      buzzbabyjesus
      December 24, 2012 - 11:05 | Permalink

      Too bad no Charlie Whitney.

  • 11
    Duncan Walls
    December 23, 2012 - 07:55 | Permalink

    re: silver dagger: THAT is major news! I can’t imagine any reservations about getting it. Have you heard of any extras?

  • 12
    draftervoi
    December 27, 2012 - 01:57 | Permalink

    I distinctly remember their albums in the cut out bins, but unfortunately, new parted withe the three dollars…my fail. Jeez, these guys were pretty good, and I totally missed them.

  • 13
    muttly
    December 31, 2012 - 07:48 | Permalink

    Another great band I was lucky enough to see Live a few times

  • 14
    eggman
    January 1, 2013 - 05:41 | Permalink

    Not sure if you’re interested, but here (http://zenekucko.ucoz.com/blog/family_a_song_for_me_1970_see_for_miles/2013-01-01-7932) is Family – A Song For Me (1970) See For Miles.

    best for this new year!

  • 16
    Mark
    January 1, 2013 - 18:34 | Permalink

    I’ve never heard of this band, but they sound like something I should like, so I’m going to check it out–thanks.

    • 17
      Willard
      January 3, 2013 - 14:29 | Permalink

      Try Fearless, too. The post before this one.

  • 18
    Bill
    January 14, 2013 - 23:44 | Permalink

    Thanks. I forgot how great this music is. it real holds up,in fact I just might like it more.

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