Thursday, 12 April 2012

Rock Trinities

Another interesting list: the Gibson Top 10 Rock Trios

Here's the list:
1. Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Cream
3. Rush
4. Nirvana
5. ZZ Top
6. Green Day
7. Muse
8. SRV and Double Trouble
9. Primus
10. The Police

Well, I would have included The James Gang there somewhere.  And I would have swapped Cream for Hendrix, but otherwise the list is predictable.

The inclusion of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble poses and interesting question, though. What about the quartets that had a singer backed by a trio? Led Zeppelin, The Who, etc.? These bands had the same limitations in terms of what they could put out - especially live. Might make for a different looking list.

The trigger for the question is: Double Trouble started out as just bass and drums behind Stevie. The keyboard was added later - so they weren't always a trio.  Guess there isn’t a big list to choose from.

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