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Shriekback – Nemesis (Arch-Deviant Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 27th, 2016



“Nemesis” is a song by English post-punk band from Kentish Town, London, Shriekback. The song was the first single released from the band’s fourth studio album Oil & Gold released in 1985. “Nemesis” peaked at #94 on the UK singles chart in June of 1985 the single did not chart in the US but did recieve heavy club play.

“Nemesis” is apparently about the hypothetical star orbiting the Sun, a theory published the year before the album’s release, although the video features the 2000 AD character Nemesis the Warlock.

Nemesis (Arch-Deviant Mix) 6:08
Mixed By – Gavin Mackillop
Producer – Barry Andrews
Written-By – Andrews*, Marsh*, Allen*, Barker*

Nemesis (7″ Version) 3:45
Mixed By – Gavin Mackillop
Producer – Barry Andrews
Written-By – Andrews*, Marsh*, Allen*, Barker*

Suck (Live) 4:55
Producer – Pete Dauncey
Written-By – Andrews*, Marsh*, Allen*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Arista – SHRK 223
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Design – Da Gama
Photography – Nick Knight
Photography [Fish Photography] – Peter David, Planet Earth Pictures

Track B2 was produced for BBC Transcription Service 23 october 1984. Recorded at Hatfield Polytechnic.

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14 Responses to “Shriekback – Nemesis (Arch-Deviant Mix) (UK 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    My heart just stopped Paul!! YIKES!!! Wait, it just started again!! You are so AMAZING!! Shriekback is one of my absolute favorite bands and this song is a monster!! And so much perfection for Halloween!! Gosh, I adore this place of yours Paul!! I can’t wait until Mothloop gets to hear this one too as he’s named after a Shriekback song!! This song is so marvelously evil and just gives me chills and thrills. Shriekback can always write fantastic tunes with great bass lines and all; it just slithers around our heads and makes our bodies feel compelled to move!! Whoa, I’m in ecstasy over this post Paul. Priests and Cannibals all the way!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff I am getting in Halloween mode a bit late this year. Always loved this song and thought it was a huge dance hit in the US because I heard it a lot but oddly it wasn’t. The video is so cool it freaks me out lol


  2. OMAR Says:

    Wow, thanks Paul. I like all their earlier stuff. I think i have the remaster of Oil & Gold somewhere as well.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  3. mothloop Says:

    Terrific posts, Paul! My apologies for not saying hello oftener recently, but you know how it can be. Hope you are keeping well and thank you for the music!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I fully understand Mothloop 🙂


  4. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul. Only had the shorter extended version. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂


  5. music_fan Says:

    Thanks for the song. I’m a 2000 AD reader. I never knew there was a pop song with a link to Nemesis the Warlock. The title of the mix – ‘arch-deviant’ – is a direct reference. Nemesis’ enemy is the evil Torquemada and he refers to Nemesis as the “arch deviant.”

    Chartarchive.org lists the song reaching number 94 in the UK chart.


  6. Juan Campanini Says:

    Ahhh! Awesome! This is the kind of post of non-chart stuff I love! 🙂 Thanks!


  7. Cory Says:

    LOVE this track!! Thanks for sharing Paul!


  8. Soundstory Says:

    Shriekback !

    Brilliant choice, more from this underrated band please !


  9. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    Thanks for this post. Shriekback was one of those obscure but cool bands that you could often hear in the best TV show ever: Miami Vice. The speedboat scene with “Running on the rocks” in unforgettable.


  10. Jasons2 Says:

    Thank you very much for this one Paul. Been wanting it for ages.


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