‘MAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL’ Single By XTC Released 40 Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

19 September 2019

Band: XTC
SongMaking Plans For Nigel
Released: 19 September 1979 / 40 years ago
Note: It was the opening track of third, breakthrough, album Drums And Wires.
It was written by bassist Colin Moulding. The lyrics are told from the point of view
parents who think that their son Nigel is “happy in his work”, affirming that his future in British Steel “is as good as sealed“, and that he “likes to speak and loves to be spoken to
Score: The single peaked at #17 on the UK singles chart

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