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    Main » 2011 » January » 8 » Second Hand ~ 1971 ~ Death May Be Your Santa Claus
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    Second Hand ~ 1971 ~ Death May Be Your Santa Claus
    Second Hand ~ 1971 ~ Death May Be Your Santa Claus
    genre: prog
    country: uk
    quality: lossless (ape, cue, log, scans)
    time: 39'35" size: 234 mb
    misc.: 1991
     
    Tapestry of Delights:
    The first album by this confused bunch of excellent musicians still holds its ground after 27 years. Its unusual mixture of poetic psych with Hendrixy or Arthur Brownish heavy episodes and progressive (in 1968!) structures is inventive and only slightly flawed by not always strong vocals. Lovely arrangements and above average compositions make this recommended. Highlights: the opening cut A Fairy Tale (great mellotron) and the trippy title track. Don't let the cover art fool you: it's meant to look "second hand".
    The second album from a thoroughly revised line-up, of which two versions exist (one with and one without the funeral march), is much more complicated and even closer to Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come. Fully developed progressive compositions and all kinds of keyboards dominate, often there are two or three different ones simultaneously, producing many very different textures. The rhythms are complex and unusual, enriched with odd time-signatures, at times drifting off towards inaccessibility, but always coming together. The atmosphere is sombre, yet not always completely serious (another Arthur Brown parallel). Not much easy listening here, nor are there any virtuoso passages. A very good record, though, definitely as recommended as the first one, albeit on different grounds. ~ (Marcel Koopman)
     
    01. "Furneral" 3:00
    02. "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" 2:34
    03. "Hangin 'On An Eyelid" 4:20
    04. "Lucifer and The Egg" 7:51
    05. "Somethin' You Got" 2:57
    06. "Cyclops" 6:47
    07. "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi" 1:01
    08. "Relevations Ch. 16 Vs. 9-21" 3:25
    09. "Take To The Skies" 2:16
    10. "D.M.B.Y.S.C. - Reprise" 5:23
     


    Ken Elliott / organ, mellotron, vocals, piano 
    Kieran O'Connor / percussion, drums, noise, vibraphone, vocals 
    George Hart / bass, vocals, violin 
    Moggy Mead / guitar 
    Rob Elliot / vocals
    Guest musicians:
    Lol Coxhill / saxophone 
    Tony McGill / guitar
     
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    4 popzee   (13.06.2011 20:54)
    avatarThanks man, this album is absolutely amazing biggrin

    3 Anon   (08.05.2011 01:13)
    Thanks for lossless. biggrin

    2 bman   (17.01.2011 10:46)
    Best "Unknown" band of all time!!

    1 adamus67   (08.01.2011 21:13)
    avatarA bit of a forgotten band,I liked them,thanks for the remember!!!...the good old days!!!

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