Jonesy was an English symphonic/hard-rock band that released three 1972/73 albums on Dawn: No Alternative, Keeping Up…, and Growing. Material for a fourth album, Sudden Prayers Make God Jump, appeared decades later as an archival disc. Members: John Evan-Jones (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Trevor Jones (violin, vocals, bass, keyboards, 1971, 1972-74), Bernard Hagley (saxophone, flute, 1971), […]

Second Hand

Second Hand was an English post-psych band that released the album Reality on Polydor in 1968, followed by Death May Be Your Santa Claus on Mushroom in 1971. They were the brainchild of keyboardist Ken Elliott and drummer Kieran O’Connor, who morphed the band into Chillum for an instrumental free-psych album. They later formed the […]

Second Hand ‎– Death May Be Your Santa Claus (1971)

Death May Be Your Santa Claus is the second album by Second Hand, released in 1971 on Mushroom/Stateside. The nucleus of the band would subsequently record as Chillum and Seventh Wave. Tracklist: A1. “Death May Be Your Santa Claus” A2. “Hangin’ On an Eyelid” A3. “Lucifer and the Egg” A4. “Somethin’ You Got” B1. “Cyclops” […]