Nigel Harrison

With bassist Nigel Harrison, Blondie waxed three consecutive classic slabs: Parallel Lines (1978), Eat to the Beat (1979), and Autoamerican (1980). 

 

Co-writer of “One Way of Another,” “Union City Blue,” and “Eat to the Beat,” Harrison also anchored Silverhead with Michael Des Barres; Nite City with Ray Manzarek; and Chequered Past with Tony Sales, Des Barres, Frank Infante, and Steve Jones. Nigel's punchy octaving riffage on "Heart of Glass" made "disco" (somewhat) acceptable to rockers.

Harrison and Clem Burke formed a powerful rhythm section which co-opted the above referenced styles with a decidedly classic rock stance – regardless of their skinny ties and tight trousers.

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