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)
- 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"
- 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"