Gila (band)

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Origin Stuttgart, Germany
Genres Krautrock, psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, progressive rock
Years active 1969 (1969)–1974 (1974)
Labels BASF, Warner Bros.
Associated acts Popol Vuh
Guru Guru
Past members Daniel Alluno, Fritz Scheyhing, Conny Veit, Walter Wiederkehr, Florian Fricke, Daniel Fichelscher, Sabine Merbach

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[1][2] 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.[2][3] In 1974, they disbanded again.

In 1999, a live album was released, Night Works,[2] which was recorded in 1972 and was originally intended for radio broadcast.



  • 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)


  1. ^ Freeman, Steven; Freeman, Alan (1996). The Crack in the Cosmic Egg: Encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik, & other Progressive, Experimental & Electronic Musics from Germany. Leicester: Audion. p. 94. ISBN 095295060X. 
  2. ^ a b c "Gila". Discogs. 
  3. ^ "Tags for Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee — Gila — Last.FM". Last.FM. Retrieved 17 September 2013. 

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