second hand: death may be your santa claus
  • second hand

  • death may be your santa claus (LP)

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  • Format: LP
  • Label: Trading Places
  • Genre: Progressive

"Death May Be Your Santa Claus" is the second album by British progressive rock band Second Hand, released in 1971. Known for its experimental and eclectic style, the album blends elements of psychedelia, progressive rock, and avant-garde music. The album's dark, surreal themes and innovative soundscapes have earned it a cult following among progressive rock enthusiasts.

The album features a mix of heavy guitar riffs, intricate keyboard work, and complex rhythms, creating a dense, multi-layered sound. The band's use of unconventional song structures, surreal lyrics, and a wide range of musical influences sets them apart from their contemporaries. Elements of jazz, blues, psychedelia, and avant-garde music are seamlessly integrated into the album's progressive rock foundation.

Although "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" did not achieve significant commercial success upon its release, it has since become a cult classic in the progressive rock genre. The album is praised for its innovative approach and the band's willingness to push musical boundaries. Its dark, surreal themes and eclectic soundscapes have resonated with listeners seeking music that challenges conventions and explores new sonic territories.

The album remains a significant work in the history of progressive rock, showcasing Second Hand's unique artistic vision and their contribution to the genre's evolution. "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" continues to be celebrated by fans and collectors for its originality and its role in the broader tapestry of experimental rock music.

Track listing:

  • A1 Death May Be Your Santa Claus
  • A2 Hangin' On An Eyelid
  • A3 Lucifer And The Egg
  • A4 Somethin' You Got
  • B1a Cyclops
  • B1b Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
  • B1c Revelations Ch. 16 Vs. 9-21
  • B1d Take To The Skies
  • B1e D.M.B.Y.S.C.-Reprise
  • B2 Funeral
  • B3 Dip It Out Of The Bog Fred
  • B4 Baby RU Anudder Monster?