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All’epoca del loro terzo album “Drums and Wires” da cui è tratto questo singolo e dell’album successivo “Black Sea” gli inglesi XTC erano uno dei gruppi preferiti, se non il preferito, di Riccardo Bertoncelli, decano della critica rock italiana che per amore di contrasto amava confrontare gli intricati e fascinosi duetti chitarristici di Partridge e Gregory, qui esemplificati, con i lagnosissimi e sdilinquiti assoli con cui Mark Knopfler piagava i disastrosi dischi dei Dire Straits loro contemporanei. A tutt’oggi, a distanza di trentaquattro anni dalla pubblicazione e di trentadue anni dal mio acquisto del vinile, “Drums and Wires” resta uno dei miei album preferiti al dodicesimo posto della mia personale classifica di ascolti su last.fm. In uno dei suoi primi quattro numeri, gli unici leggibili, un redattore della rivista musicale Rockstar il cui nome non rammento definiva “Making Plans for Nigel” come il singolo perfetto, insuperabile. Può darsi che lo sia davvero.

  • Andy Partridge – vocals, guitar
  • Dave Gregory – guitar
  • Colin Moulding – bass
  • Terry Chambers – drums

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We're only making plans for Nigel
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs that helping hand

And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy, in his world

We're only making plans for Nigel
He has his future in a British steel
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel's whole future is as good as sealed

And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy, in his world

Nigel is not outspoken
But he likes to speak
And he loves to be spoken to
Nigel is happy in his work

We're only making plans for Nigel 
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel
Nigel just needs this helping hand

And if young Nigel says he's happy
He must be happy
He must be happy
He must be happy, in his world

We're only making plans for Nigel 
We only want what's best for him
We're only making plans for Nigel 
Nigel just needs this helping hand

We're only making plans for Nigel 
He has his future in a British steel
steel steel steel steel steel...

We're only making plans for Nigel 
Nigel Nigel Nigel Nigel Nigel...
Nigel Nigel Nigel Nigel Nigel... 

  One Response to “XTC – Making Plans For Nigel (1979)”

  1. you have your future in a british steel

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