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The Nautiloids - Nautiloid Reef c/w Nautiloid Surfdotdotdotdot
artworkAfter completing 3 guitar lessons in 1964, Rick Fulton decided to form a band. First he named the band after his favorite fossils, Nautiloids, a 300 million year old species. next he recruited members, which included Glenn Schaeffer - rhythm guitar and Greg "Mac" Bell - drums (1 snare, 1 cymbal), and later Bill Olmstead - rhythm guitar), and Bob McDermott - guitar. Membership varied from trio to five piece.

One day in the Spring of 1964, three 15-year old boys from the Rockville, Maryland area entered the Edgewood Studios in Washington D.C., with only two guitars and a snare drum. There, the Nautiloids cut "Nautiloid Reef" and "Nautiloid Surf" as a trio

Not long after the recording, the band split.
Picks: Nautiloid Reef, Nautiloid Surf

Track by Track Review


Nautiloid Reef dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

This is a genuine primitive garage surf obscuro. Moody lead guitar, gutty rhythm, and surf drums. The riff is moody and mean enough to have captured the imagination of a number of bands that have covered it.

Nautiloid Surf dotdotdotdot
Surf (Instrumental)

The other side of the ultra rare Nautiloids single is slower and moodier. Primitive, grumbly, and ominous. "Nautiloid Surf" is like a twilight storm on the horizon.