XTC - Making Plans For Nigel

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    One of my all time favorite songs. It's brilliant!!
     
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    Never gets old for me. But I could live w/o the MTV video.
     
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    An all time favorite of mine.
     
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    We once had a Pug named Nigel. This song was partly an influence in that decision.
     
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    I like that quickly followed by...

     
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    Absolutely brilliant. A perfect pop song, perfectly executed. Great work.

    If you ever get the chance to see the TV documentary about the band it is highly recommended.
     
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    Another great band reamed into musical history by corrupt management.
     
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    The first time I heard "Making plans for Nigel" I went "Where do I know that chord progression from?"

    Until I remembered where I heard it before.

    Apparently Sting was also making plans for Nigel when he came up with this song.
     
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    Different melodies and arrangements. Similar chord progressions mean nothing without context of melody or arrangement.

    Do I really even need to say this to a bunch of musicians? Seriously?

    Maybe Sting should be called out for copying Ben E. King (and Leiber and Stoller)?
     
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    Sting did that?!!!:eek::rolleyes::lol:
     
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    Yes. Every breath he takes. Every move he makes. He'll be copying, too.
     
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    excellent! XTC were always clever. and it's a novel tune. in the best way. never get tired of that one
     
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