Family became slicker and more polished as the years went by, and this album is probably their most mainstream. That having been said, it loses one star mainly because of the instrumental "Banger" which is filler with a capital F. There some great songs here (Leroy, Boom Bang, Buffet Tea, Check Out and the title track) and some very good ones (the rest, bar Banger). Chapman is on great form and Tony Ashton is less arty than Poli Palmer but brings a down to Earth, good-time feel to the party. It would have been interesting to see how they might have developed with this line-up.
So a fitting farewell then - Chapman and Whitney went on to great things with Streetwalkers, but Family was a never to be repeated one-off.