I did a quickie review of this in 2006, but now things have moved on and I can post an audio sample. Family are one of those bands that did not reckon with the age of the World Wide Web; they are impossible to Google unless you have some more information on them, such as the name of the lead singer, Gurgling Roger Chapman, or one of their album names. I knew about Family because they had a couple of chart hits, "In my own time" and "The Weaver's Answer". Incredibly, Music in a Doll's House was released in the middle of 1968. Listening to it today is a revelation; the production and sound is astonishing. The songs are clever, musical, inspired and possibly insane as well.
I first heard this played in an independent record shop, very loud. The opening track thumped out with a galloping rhythm and by the end my brain was dribbling out of my nose.
The Album cover, or at least the back of it affected me - an eery photo of a Victorian Doll on a toy bicycle.
Anyway, here is that opening track. Turn the volume up, sit down, take an anti excitement pill and prepare to pop your poppers.