More than 40 years after its release, Making Plans for Nigel is still haunting the imagination. In this episode of What Do You Call That Noise? The XTC Podcast, Tom Clarke, formerly of The Enemy, explains why he has brought Colin Moulding’s character into the 21st century on The Chronicles of Nigel. He’s joined by Laurie Nankivell who talks about the influence of XTC on Squid, whose song Houseplants namechecks Making Plans for Nigel.
This episode also features Alex Parkinson introducing Making Pints for Nigel, a beer by Alphabet Brewing. And we hear from young drummer Lucas making an excellent attempt at the Terry Chambers pattern for Making Plans for Nigel.
Mark Fisher and Laura Wade ask the questions.
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More about Squid
More about Tom Clarke and The Chronicles of Nigel
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