Friday, April 27, 2012

XTC - Making Plans for Nigel

XTC - "Making Plans for Nigel"
From Drums & Wires (1979)

The video for XTC's hit song "Making Plans for Nigel" is all about Nigel, a man who has no control over his own life.

According to XTC bassist/songwriter/vocalist Colin Moulding, the song is "partly biographical," having been inspired by his father's strong desire to choose Colin's career path. The reference to British Steel caused the company to survey their employees named Nigel in an effort to find out whether they were happy.