(CashBox, Nov. 30, 1968)
Family is new. They are recognized not so much as just another pop sound, but as a valid art form in much the same way as artists admired by Family – Traffic, Dylan and Joe Cocker.
You think of Family and it’s introverted, it’s knowing too much and not being hassled by it. It’s indifference and closeness, it’s sex and the honor of men. It’s some evil and somebody holding everything together. It’s power and money and humor. It’s loyalty and the only thing worth holding out for after the camp and the image are put to rest in unknown hours. Family is the beginning and the end.