Ganymed (band)

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Origin Vienna, Austria
Genres Space disco, disco, space rock, Adult contemporary (in their final album), art rock, Austropop, dance-punk, dance, experimental, krautrock, new wave, neo-psychedelia, techno
Years active 1977–1983
Labels Bellaphon Records
Past members Gerry Edmond
Yvonne Dory
Rudolf Mille
Gerhard Messinger
Ernst Nekola
Daniele Prencipe

Ganymed was an Austrian/German space disco band founded in 1977.


In 1978, they released their biggest hit, “It Takes Me Higher”, which hit #5 on the Austrian charts for four weeks and also hit #23 on the German charts. That same year, they released their debut album Takes You Higher, which ranked at #16 for 12 weeks and also spawned another single, “Saturn”.

1979 saw the release of their second album, Future World. The album’s title track was released as a B-side to “Dancing in a Disco”. Afterwards, they released their final album, Dimension No. 3, plus a non-album single, “Money Is Addiction (Of This Crazy World)” in 1980. At their last concert in 1981, Falco played bass for the group. Ganymed officially broke up in 1983.


  • Gerry Edmond (real name Edmund Gerhard Czerwenka; pseudonym in the group: "Kroonk") – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, synth programming
  • Yvonne Dory (real name Doris Yvonne Czerwenka; pseudonym in the group: "Pulsaria") – vocals
  • Rudolf Mille (pseudonym in the group: "Vendd") – keyboards
  • Gerhard Messinger-Neuwirth (pseudonym in the group: "Izl") – bass, keyboards
  • Ernst Nekola-Hefter (pseudonym in the group: "Cak") – drums, percussion, drum programming
  • Daniele Prencipe (pseudonym in the group: "Suk"; only appeared on "Takes You Higher") – keyboards



  • Takes You Higher (1978)
  • Future World (1979)
  • Dimension No. 3 (1980)


  • "It Takes Me Higher" (1978)
  • "Saturn/Music Drives Me Crazy" (1978)
  • "Dancing in a Disco" (1979)
  • "Money Is Addiction (Of This Crazy World)" (1980)
  • "Bring Your Love To Me" (1980)


Two source cues (#192 and #193) on the Film Score Monthly release of the complete soundtrack for the 1981 movie Outland (2010)

In popular culture[edit]

"It Takes Me Higher" was used as the theme song for the Italian version of the Japanese anime Gaiking.

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