Second Hand - Clip From The Film Death May Be Your Santa Claus 2:22. Second Hand - Lucifer and the egg 7:49. Second Hand - Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Reprise) (medley) 18:28. Second Hand - Cyclops 6:30. Second Hand - Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 1:01. Death May Be Your Santa Claus 4:51.
They went on to record their second studio album, Death May Be Your Santa Claus, at Chalk Farm Studio in 1970. Vic Keary, who became the band's close friend, formed his own label called Mushroom and invited Second Hand to release their album there. The album was released in April 1971 with a supporting single called "Funeral", featuring "Hangin' On An Eyelid" (track 2 from the LP) as the B-side
Take to the Skies, 02:03. Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Reprise), 05:21.
Death May Be Your Santa Claus. Overview (current section).
Among the many obscure British prog rock albums of the early '70s, Second Hand's Death May Be Your Santa Claus has to be one of the strangest, though not necessarily one of the best. While it's the kind of record likely to fire up genre enthusiasts, it's equally likely to inspire scorn from more general rock listeners unlikely to take a shine to its over the top frivolous absurdity. A bunch of more celebrated peers are incongruously echoed throughout the program: the snickering not-quite-pop avant rock arrangements and song constructions of Frank Zappa, the operatic shriek of Arthur Brown, even the harmonies of ive-era Pretty Things. The percolating organ is probably the most impressive element, but the songs often seem to have no particular point other than to be as simultaneously surreal and complex as can be, usually with a fairly dark aura.
|1||Death May Be Your Santa Claus|
|2||Hangin' On An Eyelid|
|3||Lucifer And The Egg|
|4||Somethin' You Got|
|5||Dip It Out Of The Bog Fred|
|6||Baby R U Anudda Monster|
|8||Sic Transit Gloria Mundi|
|9||Revelations Ch. 16 Vs. 9-21|
|10||Take To The Skies|
|11||Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Reprise)|
- Bass, Violin, Vocals – George Hart
- Design, Artwork, Photography By – Ian Dovell
- Drums, Vibraphone, Percussion [Assorted], Vocals, Noises – Kieran O'Connor
- Engineer – Mike Craig
- Lead Vocals – Rob Elliott
- Organ, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals – Ken Elliott
- Producer – Vic Keary
- Producer, Arranged By – Second Hand
NotesCD released with a 4-page booklet in a standard jewel case
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: PR020-0000908
|200 MR 6||Second Hand||Death May Be Your Santa Claus (LP, Album)||Mushroom||200 MR 6||UK||1971|
|SBRLP5069||Second Hand||Death May Be Your Santa Claus (LP, Album, RE, gat)||Sunbeam Records||SBRLP5069||UK||2010|
|SBRCD5069||Second Hand||Death May Be Your Santa Claus (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Sunbeam Records||SBRCD5069||UK||2010|
|BFTP CD 004||Second Hand||Death May Be Your Santa Claus (CD, Album, RE)||UFO Records, Mushroom||BFTP CD 004||UK||1991|
|200 MR 6||Second Hand||Death May Be Your Santa Claus (LP, Album, RE, Unofficial)||Mushroom||200 MR 6||Unknown|