Second Hand, active from 1967-1971, were pioneers of the UK's progressive rock and psychedelia movement. Originally known as the Next Collection and then Moving Finger, they adopted their final name, inspired by their second-hand instruments. Led by Ken Elliott, the band released the ahead-of-its-time Reality with Polydor and the iconic Death May Be Your Santa Claus with Mushroom Records, also appearing in a film of the same name. Their innovative compositions and bold sound made them stand out, even as they later transitioned to their final iteration, Chillum.
Though their time in the spotlight was brief, Second Hand's legacy persists in the annals of rock history. Their musical odyssey, marked by pioneering experimentation, captured the zeitgeist of their era and left an indelible mark on progressive rock. Today, as Think Like A Key Music reissues their invaluable catalog, aficionados and new listeners alike are beckoned to delve into the timeless voyage that is Second Hand.