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I just recently heard about this group, Gongzilla. I did a search on this site and didn't find anything on them. The rock/fusion flavor is really cool. Check out the Deagan Aurora he's playing, really nice ax. (vibe solo starts about 3 minutes in) (Marimba and vibe work)


Marie-Noëlle Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:08

Hey Indiana,

Yes of course I did! Well in fact the vibist of this group is a member here: Benoit Moerlen first played in his borthers' band "GONG", mainly in the 70th and early 80th (am I wrong Benoit?). To my knowledge Benoit created Gonzila afterwards.

Please Benoit, come over and tell us some more... and accurate story! :o)

Oh, I forgot, I met Benoit together with Illya Amar last year (both very nice guys!). Here is a picture we took in front of the Invalides Dome in Paris (my favorite place to post pictures with vibist who come and visit me at my lunch break! ;-):

For info on the band from the site you'll find some stuff here:

- M

ps: it looks like both links you posted above are the same... :-/

tonymiceli Sat, 04/19/2014 - 10:37

i loved this band back in the day.

the guitar player moved to jersey.

he said after all those years of touring, all those gigs, they were broke.