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Guru Guru

Years: 1969 - present
Styles: Experimental Rock, Jazz Rock, Krautrock, New Wave, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Space Rock


Uli Trepte - Bass Guitar, Effects [Amplifier], Effects [Intercom], Effects [Mixer], Effects [Radio], Effects [Tonband], Effects [Transistor-Radio], Vocals (in band: 1968 - 1973)
Mani Neumeier - Congas, Cymbal, Drums, Effects [Kaossillator], Effects [Kontaktmikrophon], Effects [Rehfänger], Effects [Sounding Being], Effects [Tape], Effects [Zonk Machine], Electronic Drums, Gong , Kalimba, Keyboards, Koto, Loops, Percussion, Sampler, Synthesizer, Tavil , Timbales, Toys, Vocals, Voice (in band: 1968 - present)
Eddy Naegeli - Guitar (in band: 1969 - 1970)


Jim Kennedy - Guitar (in band: 1970)
Ax Genrich - Acoustic guitar , Banjo, Effects [Echo Equipment], Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1970 - 1974)
Bruno Schaab - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1973)
Hans Hartmann - Acoustic bass guitar, Bass Guitar, Double bass, Piano (in band: 1973)
Houschäng Néjadepour - Acoustic guitar , Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1974)
Conny Veit - Bass Guitar (in band: 1974)
Sepp Jandrisits - Accordion, Acoustic guitar , Backing vocals, Guitar (in band: 1975 - 1976)
Jogi Karpenkiel - Backing vocals, Bass Guitar, Percussion (in band: 1975 - 1976)
Tommy Goldschmidt - Backing vocals, Congas, Drums, Percussion (in band: 1975 - 1976)
Roland Schaeffer - Acoustic guitar , Alto saxophone, Flute, Guitar, Nadaswaram, Oud, Saxophone, Snake Charmer, Soprano saxophone, Trumpet, Vocals (in band: 1975 - present)
Peter Wolbrandt - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1975; 1982 - 1983)
Peter Kühmstedt - Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1979; 1993 - present)
Dieter Bornschlegel - Bass Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals (in band: 1977 - 1979; 1994 - 1997)
Ingo Bischof - Backing vocals, Balafon, Bass Guitar, Bongos, Drums, Electric piano, Keyboards, Moog synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals (in band: 1978 - 1981)
Butze Fischer - Drums, Percussion, Tabla (in band: 1979 - 1983)
Wietn Wito - Bass Guitar (in band: 1987 - 1988)
Hans Reffert - 6-string bass guitar, Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Steel guitar , Vocals, Weissenborn Guitar (in band: 1988; 1997 - 2000; 2005 - 2016)
Luigi Archetti - Backing vocals, Effects , Guitar, Loops, Vocals (in band: 1989 - 2005; 2008)
Razem Rübel - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1993)
Heinz Gembus - Bass Guitar (in band: 1995)

Biography Picture    Guru Guru is a German krautrock  band formed  in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove  by Mani Neumeier (drums), Uli Trepte (bass) and Eddy Naegeli (guitar) later replaced by American Jim Kennedy (guitar). In time for their debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.

     Guru Guru were related to the free jazz music scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes. The band was also influenced by psychedelic rock artists, such as Jimi HendrixFrank ZappaThe Crazy World Of Arthur BrownRolling Stones and early Pink Floyd.

    Among the band's friends were Amon DüülCan and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru played jam sessions.

     Guru Guru's live performances in the late 1960s and early 1970s were politically left-oriented. They organized concerts together with the Socialist German Student Union, read political texts between the songs, and sometime played at the jails. Their shows were extravagant and anarchistic, some of the musicians lived together in a commune in German Odenwald region, experimented with hallucinogens (one of their songs is titled "The LSD March" (German: "Der LSD-Marsch"). Mani Neumeier is one of the organizers of the annual Krautrock-Festival Finkenbach.

     Guru Guru has released over 40 LPs and CDs, and has sold over 500,000 records. The band has played numerous live concerts, appeared in films, radio and television. In 1976 Guru Guru was the first German band to play live on the WDR TV show Rockpalast.



UFO (1970)
Hinten (1971)
Känguru (1972)
Don't Call Us - We Call You (1973)
Guru Guru (1973)
Dance Of The Flames (1974)
Mani Und Seine Freunde (1975)
Tango Fango (1976)
Globetrotter (1977)
Hey Du (1979)
Mani In Germani (1981)
Jungle (1987)
'88 (1988)
Shake Well (1993)
Wah Wah (1995)
Moshi Moshi (1997)
2000 Gurus (2000)
In The Guru Lounge (2005)
Psy (Feb 22, 2008)
Doublebind (Apr 29, 2011)
Electric Cats (2013)

Singles & EPs

More Hot Juice (1973)
Samantha's Rabbit (1973)
Rattenfänger (1977)
Starway (1979)
Cosmic Hole (1986)

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