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 one of rock's greatest unheralded ensembles - Silverhead - helmed by Michael Des Barres.

 Silverhead - 1973

Silverhead - 1973

The band waxed two magnificent sides: Silverhead (1972) and 16 and Savaged (1973) which scores of rock musicians toiling in a wide array of genres cite as a strong influence to this day.

Jerry also held the bass chair for 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" acceptable to rockers!

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