Month: June 2012

Power Trios are Awesome


I was listening to Grand Funk Railroad on the way to work and started to think about power trios. Some of my favorite bands are (or were) the no-nonsense lineup of guitar, bass, drums:

  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Corrosion of Conformity (Animosity era, and current lineup)
  • Coffins (until recently)
  • Nirvana
  • Hüsker Dü
  • ZZ Top
  • Jawbreaker
  • Motörhead
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Violent Femmes
  • Green Day
  • Minutemen
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • Fudge Tunnel

I’m sure there are others, but these are what I could think of off the top of my head. What are some of your favorite power trios?

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