Listening Booth – XTC, “Making Plans for Nigel”

If any song is the epitome of New Wave it’s XTC’s brilliant “Making Plans for Nigel”, from 1979’s Drums and Wires.  Bassist Colin Moulding delivers this piece of musical bliss, rather than driving force Andy Partridge (seen with the striped guitar).  It should be pretty obvious that this is not a “live” performance, but that was standard for ToTP.  It’s better than a still image.

Here’s XTC on the legendary musical showcase Top of the Pops, miming “Making Plans for Nigel”:

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