Thanks, TT and Sadly. I could have gone on longer because I've thought other things about his playing, but I wasn't really in the headspace to do it very effectly.
I don't know if it's necessarily true about te Enz board having more erudition (great word!). It could be, but my first thought is that people have known Enz music longer, so it's easier to think about and reflect. I'm not personally one of those people who has known Enz music a long time, but several fans are.
I also felt like sharing that I recently (January 31st) bought my own Spector bass, and that was influenced directly from the fact that Nigel plays a Spector. (He has a BC Rich, too, which he's using to prepare for the concert series in a few weeks.) The difference with me, though, is that my beauty is fretless. The most luscious thing ever!
One of the things as a bass and Nigel fan I've done is point out his stuff to ther fans who might not have listened in a certain way. We all know how well Neil is appreciated, and his "Message to My Girl" makes the straight female fans swoon. It's a fantastic song, absolutely, but listen to the part Nigel is actually playing. He's doing a lot of stuff in there being quite active in a song that gives the overall impression of mellow. He could have played it in a way that stomped all over the song because he is "busy", yet it works without his choice coming off sounding as indelicate as a bull in a china shop.