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stringertom 10-31-2012 12:23 AM

Your Favorite Power Trio
 
I've seen and heard a few good 3-man rock bands in my time...grew up on Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream (saw Jimi after they split), saw The Police before they went huge, caught Rush on the "Presto" tour (late 80's), ZZ Top in the mid-70's. All were great but I have to lean towards Rush...the sheer energy these three guys produce live is astounding! Even at 60, Peart is unreal on the drum kit. The Police reunion tour in '08 was very dynamic too.

Tell us your faves and why, with any concert tales of adventure!

SystemicAnomaly 10-31-2012 01:19 AM

Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Cream
Rush
Blue Cheer
The Police
ZZ Top

Occasional trios:
Traffic ( 1968 )
Genesis ( 1978-79 )
Crosby, Stills & Nash

Honorable mentions:
Blink-182
Robin Trower
Beck, Bogert, & Appice
Nirvana
Green Day

Got my first taste of power trios with Cream, JH Experience & Blue Cheer in the late 60s (and early 70s). Saw ELP numerous times in concert in the 70s and few times in the 90s. I would have to say that I considered Cream & ELP as my all-time favorite power trios (altho' I don't recall ever seeing the former in concert).

Also saw Traffic a few times in concert but never as a trio. Caught Genesis several times (as a trio and in larger configurations). Saw CSN a few times in concert (with and w/o Neil Young & others).
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SystemicAnomaly 10-31-2012 01:40 AM

^ Yes, I am aware that CSN doesn't really qualify as a power trio.

For a brief time in the late 70s we had the jazz fusion power trio of McLaughlin (guitar), Pastorius (bass) and Williams (drums) = Trio of Doom.


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stringertom 10-31-2012 05:10 AM

I was lucky enough to see several acts on a free-to-roam security pass at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island during the 70's. One really cool show featured Hot Tuna as headliners. A bit of the show was acoustic but when Jorma & Jack plugged in, they ROCKED! Their cover of "Killing Floor" was mammoth (~15 minutes)!

hollywood9826 10-31-2012 12:03 PM

This ones easy for me.

Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill. Best trio hands down.

Dedans Penthouse 10-31-2012 12:20 PM

Electric Eel Shock (Tokyo garage metal trio)


Honorable Mention: Winkin, Blinkin & Nod


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gavna 10-31-2012 12:23 PM

As for "power trio" top 3 are Rush, Cream and ZZ.......love Genesis but never really a trio.......even post Gabriel they ALWAYS had 5 plus on stage depending on the tour. Chester and Daryl were fixtures from 77 on.

SystemicAnomaly 10-31-2012 04:23 PM

^ You may be right. They did record as a trio in the late 70s. I thought that I had seen them as a trio but it was over 30 years ago and there may have been a purple haze involved.

chrischris 10-31-2012 04:59 PM

BUDGIE.
Welsh powerhouse rock trio...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vduviZFzKW0


Metallica did a cover of it .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiKFSZ8B3xs


Rock on guys!

chrischris 10-31-2012 05:05 PM

Oh.. almost forgot .. the bearded boys ..
ZZ Top. They have had their ups and downs ( the MTV stuff was not the most awesome period imo)

But live ah man.. good shows.
Here they handle a Hendrix tune with powerful care.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAHGV...eature=related

stringertom 10-31-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by chrischris (Post 6986731)
Oh.. almost forgot .. the bearded boys ..
ZZ Top. They have had their ups and downs ( the MTV stuff was not the most awesome period imo)

But live ah man.. good shows.
Here they handle a Hendrix tune with powerful care.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAHGV...eature=related

Funny story...drove from Brooklyn to Asbury Park with a friend in the mid-70's to see his fave band, Slade, play warm-up for the Top. The crowd wanted ZZ on ASAP and booed Slade off the stage after maybe 4 songs. My friend was crushed and left...he missed a very good set from them! The ride back was unpleasantly quiet...he slept off the buzz from his binge at a bar down the street. As I dropped him at his house, a Top song came on WNEW...he left cursing!

guitarplayer 11-01-2012 06:29 AM

Grand Funk Railroad! America

augustobt 11-01-2012 06:56 AM

Them Crooked Vultures.

stringertom 11-01-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by guitarplayer (Post 6987455)
Grand Funk Railroad! America

They were my first concert, again in tiny Tully! Very loud, very power. They skirted obscenity censors with the backwards spelling of T.N.U.C.

chrischris 11-01-2012 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by stringertom (Post 6987168)
Funny story...drove from Brooklyn to Asbury Park with a friend in the mid-70's to see his fave band, Slade, play warm-up for the Top. The crowd wanted ZZ on ASAP and booed Slade off the stage after maybe 4 songs. My friend was crushed and left...he missed a very good set from them! The ride back was unpleasantly quiet...he slept off the buzz from his binge at a bar down the street. As I dropped him at his house, a Top song came on WNEW...he left cursing!

Cool.

I think 'Fandango' still is one of the better live albums around.

But Budgie , man , they literally flew under the radar in the US.
In Europe they were huge.
Birdy nam nam.

chrischris 11-01-2012 07:08 AM

The forgotten Gem of American 70's rock .

Suicide Commandos 'I Need a Torch':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwICy...eature=related

nice solo at 1.54...

'Attacking the Beat'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2yqW...eature=related POWER POP!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls3bT...eature=related

3 dudes with drive.

jaggy 11-01-2012 07:25 AM

id say The Jam although I am not that sure what power trion means.

chrischris 11-01-2012 07:31 AM

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Originally Posted by jaggy (Post 6987540)
id say The Jam although I am not that sure what power trion means.

good call. power 4 sure! set the house ablaze is a song with loads of whack in it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv7_p7c19VM

siata94 11-01-2012 02:08 PM

haven't been mentioned: Triumph, Motorhead, Angel Witch and Stray Cats

r2473 11-01-2012 02:34 PM

You're asking about my favorite threesome?


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