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Gila (band)

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Labels  BASF, Warner Bros.
Record label  Warner Bros. Records
Members  Conny Veit
Associated acts  Popol Vuh Guru Guru
Origin  Stuttgart, Germany (1969)
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Years active  1969 (1969)–1974 (1974)
Past members  Daniel Alluno, Fritz Scheyhing, Conny Veit, Walter Wiederkehr, Florian Fricke, Daniel Fichelscher, Sabine Merbach
Albums  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Gila, Night Works, Chant Of The Hebrews, Sacred Hebrew Chants, GENKIDAMA
Genres  Krautrock, Psychedelic rock, Psychedelic folk, Progressive rock
Similar  Popol Vuh, Daniel Fichelscher, Guru Guru, Florian Fricke, Arkarna

Gila was a psychedelic rock band from Stuttgart, Germany.



The band formed in early 1969 and, with their new/experimental sound, they secured a considerable German fan base. Gila's original lineup was Daniel Alluno (drums, bongos, tabla, percussion), Fritz Scheyhing (organ, mellotron, percussion, keyboards), Conny Veit (guitars, vocals, tabla, additional keyboards) and Walter Wiederkehr (bass). In 1971, they recorded their début album Gila - Free Electric Sound and disbanded in 1972.

In 1973, Veit reformed the band with a new lineup, and the same year recorded their second studio album, the krautrock/psychedelic folk Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. In 1974, they disbanded again.

In 1999, a live album was released, Night Works, which was recorded in 1972 and was originally intended for radio broadcast.


  • Gila - Free Electric Sound (1971)
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (1973)
  • Night Works (1999)
  • Lineup

  • Daniel Alluno - Drums, bongos, tabla, percussion (1969–1972)
  • Fritz Scheyhing - Organ, mellotron, percussion, keyboards (1969–1972)
  • Conny Veit - Guitar, vocals, tabla, additional keyboards (1969–1972, 1973–1974)
  • Walter Wiederkehr - Bass (1969–1972)
  • Florian Fricke - Piano, mellotron, Moog (1973–1974)
  • Daniel Fichelscher - Drums, bass (1973–1974)
  • Sabine Merbach - Vocals (1973–1974)
  • Songs

    Sundance ChantBury My Heart at Wounded Knee · 1973
    The Buffalo Are ComingBury My Heart at Wounded Knee · 1973
    Tuff WhisperGENKIDAMA · 2016


    Gila (band) Wikipedia

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