Three’s Company: the Absolute Best Power Trios of All Time

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From singer/songwriters to large bands like Polyphonic Spree, musical acts vary in size and number. Unlike the rather tawdry cliché, bigger is not always better. Mastering a full and powerful sound out of three musicians is tricky, but when done right a simple trio – bass, drums, and guitar – can make earth shattering rock n’ roll. Over the course of the last fifty years these five bands have proved themselves to be the pinnacle of what it means to be a power trio.
Three’s Company: the Absolute Best Power Trios of All Time
Image credit: miym.wordpress.com
From singer/songwriters to large bands like Polyphonic Spree, musical acts vary in size and number. Unlike the rather tawdry cliché, bigger is not always better. Mastering a full and powerful sound out of three musicians is tricky, but when done right a simple trio – bass, drums, and guitar – can make earth shattering rock n’ roll. Over the course of the last fifty years these five bands have proved themselves to be the pinnacle of what it means to be a power trio.
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These five bands are great examples of what makes the power-trio such a unique formation. By paring down on the number of musicians, each musician there has to be as powerful as at least two people combined. Their prowess and energy has to be at 100% every second of every song. Whatever the distinct style of each band, every musician involved is an integral player to the quality of sound. Performing solely as three individuals is a hard task to accomplish, and these five bands do it astoundingly.

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