AXE - Nemesis - ATCO REcordS 12" Vinyl LP Album

This album "Nemesis" is the 4th album by this American Hard Rock band AXE. It includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs. AXE band was previously called "Alien" and comes from ex-members of "Babyface" with "Edgar Riley Jr", "Bobby Miles", "Bobby Barth", "Mike Turpin". In 1979 it was renamed from "Alien" into "AXE" and "Michael Osborne" joined them as second guitarist.

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Album Description:

The 12" vinyl LP album "Nemesis" by AXE stands as a testament to the American Hard Rock band's musical prowess and evolution. Released as their fourth studio album, "Nemesis" showcases the band's transition from their previous incarnation as "Alien" to the formidable force known as AXE. The album, released under ATCO Records, features a captivating blend of powerful vocals, scorching guitar work, and hard-hitting rhythms that have come to define the band's signature sound.

AXE emerged from the remnants of another band called "Babyface", featuring Edgar Riley Jr, Bobby Miles, Bobby Barth, and Mike Turpin. However, it was in 1979 that the band underwent a transformative change, renaming themselves AXE and welcoming Michael Osborne as their second guitarist. This alteration marked a turning point in their musical journey, setting the stage for the release of "Nemesis".

Produced by Al Nalli, "Nemesis" boasts an impressive lineup of sound and recording engineers, with Andy de Ganahl taking charge of the studio work at Bee Jay Recording Studio in Orlando, Florida. The album's pristine sound quality is a testament to the meticulous attention paid to every detail during the recording process. To ensure the highest level of audio excellence, Bob Ludwig, a renowned mastering engineer, lent his expertise at Masterdisk N.Y.C., adding the final touches to the album.

The 12" vinyl LP format of "Nemesis" offers a tangible and immersive listening experience. It includes a custom inner sleeve that provides essential album details and features the complete lyrics of all the songs. This comprehensive inclusion allows listeners to delve into the lyrical depth and narrative intricacies woven throughout the album.

From the opening track to the closing notes, "Nemesis" showcases AXE's ability to craft infectious melodies and memorable hooks. The album explores a range of themes, from introspective reflections to anthemic expressions of resilience and determination. Each song is imbued with powerful vocals, courtesy of Edgar Riley Jr., who effortlessly commands the listener's attention. The guitar work, executed by Bobby Barth and Michael Osborne, is a captivating blend of blistering solos and intricate riffs that showcase the band's instrumental prowess.

"Nemesis" represents a crucial chapter in AXE's discography, as it highlights their musical growth and artistic evolution. The album's production quality, courtesy of Al Nalli, ensures that every instrument and vocal nuance is perfectly balanced, allowing each song to resonate with the listener on a profound level. The collaboration with sound engineer Andy de Ganahl and mastering engineer Bob Ludwig further solidifies the album's sonic brilliance.

As fans embrace the vinyl LP format, "Nemesis" serves as a testament to AXE's enduring legacy. With its striking album artwork, immersive sound quality, and comprehensive inclusion of lyrics, the 12" vinyl LP provides a captivating and nostalgic experience for both longtime fans and new listeners alike. AXE's "Nemesis" stands as a testament to the band's dedication to their craft and their ability to create Hard Rock music that leaves a lasting impact on its audience.

Album Production Information:

The album: "AXE - Nemesis" was produced by: Al Nalli

Al Nalli (1929-2016) was an American record producer and music industry executive. He was born on 19 May 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri. Nalli started his career in the music industry as a radio DJ and later transitioned into record production.

In the 1960s, Nalli moved to Florida and founded the Al Nalli Music Enterprises (ANME) record label. The label focused on producing and promoting regional music, including rock and roll, R&B, and country. ANME became a successful independent label in the Southeastern United States and helped launch the careers of several artists, including Jim Stafford and Blackfoot.

Nalli is best known for his work as a producer for Blackfoot. He produced several of the band's albums, including "Tomcattin'" (1980), "Marauder" (1981), "Siogo" (1983), and "Vertical Smiles" (1984). Nalli's production style helped define Blackfoot's sound, which blended Southern rock, hard rock, and blues into a unique, guitar-driven sound.

Aside from his work with Blackfoot, Nalli also produced albums for other artists, including Molly Hatchet, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Joe South. He was also involved in the music publishing business, owning and managing several publishing companies.

In addition to his work in the music industry, Nalli was also involved in philanthropy. He founded the Al Nalli Music Scholarship Fund, which supports music education for young people in St. Lucie County, Florida.

Nalli passed away on 14 March 2016, at the age of 86. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the Southern rock genre, are still celebrated today.

Some of the records he has produced for the bands: Axe, Shotgun, Blackfoot. In particular he produced: " AXE - Nemesis " , " AXE - Offering "

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Andy de Ganahl

Andy De Ganahl is a highly skilled and renowned sound engineer, widely recognized for his exceptional work on numerous albums across different genres. Born with an innate passion for music and a keen ear for sound, Andy embarked on a remarkable career in the music industry, leaving an indelible mark on the albums he worked on.

Throughout his career, Andy De Ganahl collaborated with a diverse range of bands and artists, contributing his expertise to create exceptional sonic experiences. One of his notable collaborations was with the renowned rock band AXE, where he played a pivotal role as a sound engineer on their albums "Nemesis" and "Offering." With his technical proficiency and acute attention to detail, Andy was able to capture the essence of AXE's music, creating a dynamic and immersive listening experience for the band's fans.


In addition to his work with AXE, Andy De Ganahl has engineered albums for several other notable bands and artists, further establishing his reputation as a go-to sound engineer in the industry. His expertise has been sought after by renowned acts such as Blackfoot, Flock of Seagulls, Molly Hatchett, and Pat Travers, among others. With each project, Andy brought his vast knowledge, creativity, and technical skills to the table, ensuring that the sound quality of the albums reached new heights.

Andy's career path began to take shape during his formative years, where he immersed himself in the world of music and sound engineering. He diligently honed his skills by studying audio engineering and gaining hands-on experience in recording studios. His relentless pursuit of excellence and his dedication to his craft soon caught the attention of industry professionals, leading to opportunities to work with prominent musicians and bands.

Known for his ability to strike the perfect balance between capturing the raw energy of a live performance and meticulously refining the studio recordings, Andy De Ganahl became highly regarded for his versatility and adaptability. He understood the importance of tailoring the sound to match the unique style and vision of each artist, creating an ideal sonic landscape that showcased their talent.

Andy's work as a sound engineer goes beyond technical proficiency. He is known for his ability to establish a rapport with the artists he works with, allowing them to feel comfortable and confident during the recording process. This collaborative approach fosters an environment where creativity flourishes, resulting in outstanding music that resonates with audiences.

With his remarkable contributions to the music industry, Andy De Ganahl has left an indelible mark on the albums he has engineered. His work continues to inspire and influence aspiring sound engineers and artists alike. Andy's dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to achieving sonic excellence have solidified his reputation as one of the industry's most respected and sought-after sound engineers.

As Andy De Ganahl's career continues to evolve, his contributions to the world of music and sound engineering remain an integral part of his legacy. Whether behind the mixing console in a studio or working alongside artists during live performances, his unwavering commitment to his craft ensures that the music he helps create will be cherished and appreciated for generations to come.

Assistent sound engineer: Pat "I Can Take a Punch" Schneider

This album was recorded at: Bee Jay recording Studio, Orlando, Florida

Mastering Engineer: Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk N.Y..C.

Bob Ludwig Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.


Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.

Album cover photography: Mark Hanauer

Record Label & Catalognr:

ATCO Records – 79-0099-1

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1983 Made in the Netherlands for European distribution
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: AXE - Nemesis
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bobby Barth - Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar

      Bobby Barth is an American singer, guitarist, music producer and started his musical career in the band "Wakefield". Around 1973 Barth left "Wakefield" and founded the band called "Babyface". Babyface evolved over the year from Babyface, into Alien and finally Axe. Starting as a studio musican and guest musican he performed with the band "Blackfoot" during 1984-1985.

  • Michael Osborne - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

    Michael Osborne was a guitarist in the American bands Alien and Axe. Osborne died in a car-accident in 1985 and caused the end of the Axe band.

  • Wayne Haner - Bass
  • Ted Mueller - Drums

    Teddy Mueller is an American drummer who started at the age of 14 in a band called Prism (1968). After several band changes he joined Alien/Axe in 1977.

  • Edgar Riley Jr - Keyboard, vocals

    Edgar Riley Jr is an American singer and keyboard player who started his musical career in the Rock band "Babyface" and has been singer in Alien and AXE. Actually these three bands are the same group of musicians, but the band was renamed several times.

  • Backing vocals on Girls Girls, Girls: The Mountain Jack Sluggettes
Complete Track-listing of the album "AXE - Nemesis"

The detailed tracklist of this record "AXE - Nemesis" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Heat In The Street
  2. Young Hearts
  3. All Through The Night
  4. I Think You'll Remember Tonight
  5. She's Had The Power
  6. Girls, Girls, Girls
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Eagle Flies AloneKeep Playing That Rock 'n' Roll
  2. Foolin' Your Mama Again
  3. Let The Music Come Back
  4. Masquerade
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Index of AXE band Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

  AXE is a heavy metal band that was formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California. The band's original lineup consisted of vocalist Bobby Blotzer, guitarist Michael Osbourne, bassist Matthew Gorsch and drummer Bill Hutton. They are best known for their hit songs "Rock and Roll Party in the Streets," "Nuthin' But a Good Time," and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the band released several albums that were well received by fans and received airplay on rock radio stations. AXE was known for their high-energy live performances and their hard-rocking, guitar-driven sound, which was influenced by bands such as Van Halen and Judas Priest.

  In the years since their formation, AXE has gone through several lineup changes, but they continue to tour and perform. The band has maintained a dedicated following of fans who appreciate their hard-hitting, no-holds-barred style of rock and roll.

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