Music / Nautilus Pompilius
Nautilus Pompilius (Наутилус Помпилиус) was a Russian rock band founded by Vyacheslav Butusov
that existed from 1983 to 1997. It was founded in the Urals, and became famous for its philosophical lyrics. Its songs appeared in movies such as Brother
, Brother 2
, and Stilyagi
. After Nautilus Pompilius broke up, Vyacheslav Butusov launched a successful solo career.
- 1983 Pereyezd (Highway Crossing)
- 1985 Nevidimka (The Invisible One)
- 1986 Razluka (Separation)
- 1988 Ni Komu Ni Kabel'nost (Pun-Based Title: nekommunikabel'nost means 'lack of sociability' (a loanword, from communicare and -able-) and nikomu ne means 'to nobody')
- 1988 Knyaz' Tishiny (Prince of Silence)
- 1988 Otboy (Lights-out)
- 1989 Chelovek Bez Imeni (Man With No Name)
- 1992 Chuzhaya Zemlya (Alien Land)
- 1994 Titanic
- 1994 Titanic-Live
- 1995 Kryl'ya (Wings)
- 1996 Luchshie Pesni (Best Songs)
- 1997 Yablokitay (China-apple)
- 1998 Atlantida (Atlantis)
- The Bad Guy Wins: "Black Birds"
- Cover Version: "Paint It Black" by The Rolling Stones (although it was rarely performed).
- Crapsack World: In many songs - "Titanic", "Song for the Women's Protection", "Striptease", "Tear the Fabric", and, most prominently, "These Rivers Flow to Nowhere".
- Determinator: "The Last Man on Earth", and, as it is obvious by the end of the song, "Ivan Humanov".
- Driven to Suicide: "Warm Snow Fell"
- Drunken Song: "The 9th Scotch"
- Escapism: "Alain Delon (The Glance from the Screen)"
- Flying Dutchman: "The Flying Frigate"
- Grief Song: "I Want to Be with You"
- Intercourse with You: "Gate From Which I Came", to a very creepy extent.
- Kraken and Leviathan: "Sea Serpent"
- Magic Realism
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: "My Brother Cain"
- Shout-Out: "Alain Delon (The Glance from the Screen)" to "Robert De Niro" by Bananarama
- Slept Through the Apocalypse: '"Blow, Gabriel!" kicks it up a notch, to the Apocalypse Failure:
Blow, Gabriel, blow! Now it just cannot worsen.
City's so tight asleep, that Heaven itself will not rouse it.
- A Storm Is Coming: "Mongolian Steppe"