Making Plans for Nigel" is a song written by bassist Colin Moulding of the English rock band XTC, released as the lead single from their 1979 album Drums and Wires.
Drums and Wires is the third studio album by English band XTC, released on 17 August 1979, on the Virgin record label. The album marked the debut of Dave Gregory, who joined the band as lead guitarist following keyboardist Barry Andrews' departure in early 1979. Gregory went on to remain with the group up until 1998, during the recording of Apple Venus Volume 1.
Making Plans for Nigel" is a song written by Colin Moulding. It appeared on the 1979 album Drums And Wires. It is one of the most popular XTC songs written by Colin. In Japan the song is known as "Bear Up Nigel. A promo film was shot featuring Andy Partridge, dressed in clown makeup, forcing the titular Nigel into a job he wants no part of. A live version was released in 1998 on the Transistor Blast box set. XTC appeared on the . show Top of the Pops twice lipsyncing this track.
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We're only making plans for Nigel, Nigel just needs a helping hand. And if young Nigel says that he happy, he must be happy in his work" In this case "work" is "world" for our Nigel. Chefpaulo from PennsylvaniaI always had a different take on this. It sounds like two parents talking to an admissions director at an elite school and trying to have their intellectually challenged/autistic son accepted. Nigel is happy in his world but needs a helping hand . Supertramp founder Roger HodgsonSongwriter Interviews. Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song.
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I hadn't heard of XTC until I went to a basketball game between the teachers at my high school and the DJs at WRIF in Detroit back in 1979. After the game, there was a pile of records in the middle of the floor, free for the taking. I grabbed a copy of Drums And Wires and was hooked! This is a great song!
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Tracklist Hide Credits
|A||Making Plans For Nigel
Written-By – Colin Moulding
Written-By – Andy Partridge
Written-By – Andy Partridge
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
- Mastered At – The Sound Clinic
- Artwork [Illustrations] – Steve Shotter
- Artwork [Sleeve] – Cooke Key
- Bass, Vocals – Colin Moulding
- Drums – Terry Chambers
- Engineer – Hugh Padgham
- Engineer [Tape Operator] – George Chambers
- Guitar, Vocals – Andy Partridge, David Gregory*
- Mastered By – JONZ*
- Producer – Steve Lillywhite
NotesThere was a limited edition version of this release that is listed here.
Label notes: [A-side] 'From the album "Drums and Wires" - V 2129'. 'Virgin Music Publishers Ltd'.
Other sleeve notes: 'Recorded at the Town House Goldhawk Road, London.', Bushman President is No 2 in the Homo Safari series of six.'
Also: 'Companion Games By XTC
Vera and Charlie's son played Bass and sang.
Eileen and Peter's son played Drums.
Margaret and Roy's son played Guitar and sang.
Vera and John's son played Guitar and sang.
Marie and Geoffrey Lillywhite's son Steve produced it.
Ursula and Charlie Padgham's son Hugh Engineered it.
Helen and Ronnie Chamber's son George operated the tape recorder.'
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout [Etched]): VS.282.A-2 SOUND CLINIC
- Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout [All is etched except "B" which is stamped]): VS.282.B-3 JONZ
|VS 282||XTC||Making Plans For Nigel (7", Single, Ltd)||Virgin||VS 282||UK||1979|
|VA 67009||XTC||Making Plans For Nigel (7", Mono, Promo)||Virgin||VA 67009||US||1979|
|2814 185||XTC||Making Plans For Nigel / Life Begins At The Hop (7", Single, Promo)||Virgin||2814 185||France||1979|
|100 918, 100 918-100||XTC||Making Plans For Nigel (7", Single)||Virgin, Virgin||100 918, 100 918-100||Germany||1979|
|K-7668||XTC||Making Plans For Nigel (7", Single)||Virgin||K-7668||Australia||1979|