Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com

Who is your favorite 3 piece rock band?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by GoldDeluxe5E3, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Rick330man

    Rick330man Tele-Meister

    374
    Jan 9, 2011
    Florida Keys
    What? No love for Blink 182?
     

  2. DonM

    DonM Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    900
    Apr 21, 2016
    Henderson,NV/SLC,UT
    The Who
    Led Zep
    Cream
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    ZZ Top
     

  3. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    58
    426
    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama

  4. SteveC356

    SteveC356 TDPRI Member

    72
    Dec 16, 2011
    Reading, UK

  5. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    55
    514
    Mar 5, 2017
    Albany
    What he said!
    But now that Rush has pretty much retired, I think I can say with some certainty that I saw the greatest three-piece on the planet last night:
    The Adrian Belew Power Trio
    Unbelievable. Jaw-dropping, just...
    Just go see them!
     
    Chuckster likes this.

  6. ES330

    ES330 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    56
    39
    May 2, 2017
    SF
    SRV
    Jimi
    ELP
    Led Zep - 4th member a singer
    Elvis - early days

    I play in 3 piece now
     

  7. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Meister

    167
    Mar 21, 2017
    Baltimore
    I've played in a few and enjoyed them, but we never quite got to Wipers-level goodness.
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2017

  8. Swampman

    Swampman TDPRI Member

    Age:
    47
    37
    Apr 19, 2017
    Ont
    Rush, not simply because of their musicianship - arguably one of the best drummer /bassist ever. But the incredible creativity they brought to rock in the 70's... Srv for sure, but they are gone
     

  9. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 23, 2014
    Woodstock
    Cream
    ZZ Top
    SRV
    Band of Gypsies
    Who

    Like the OP says, it's hard. Nowhere to hide in a guitar/bass/drums lineup, and harder still without a separate singer. I've found that the first thing to go tends to be my singing, which is mediocre anyway. So I have almost always played in a 4 or more lineup. But at last, at age 67, I'm playing in a local 3 piece band. I'm loving it because you really can't get away with daydreaming :). Here's a link to a video of our 3 piece recorded a couple of weeks ago doing a cover of Clapton doing a cover of Lowell Fulson's Reconsider Baby.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3_VulxghMYFTmZLYTIxa3F2MVE/view?usp=sharing
     

  10. Manual Slim

    Manual Slim Tele-Meister

    167
    Mar 21, 2017
    Baltimore

  11. JCW308

    JCW308 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    49
    189
    Jun 2, 2016
    Telford, PA USA
    John Mayer Trio / Police. Not exactly rock but close enough.

    Ohhh wait, my favorite rock trio is definitely Raging Grace. ZZ Top sound with better words!

     

  12. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    55
    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    Ever play in a 3 piece? No
    Do you play in one now? No
    Who is your favorite? (And it can be the Who)

    The Police
    Ben Folds Five
    Kevin Borich Express
     

  13. viccortes285

    viccortes285 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    68
    371
    Jan 14, 2017
    Phoenix

  14. viper007

    viper007 Tele-Meister

    249
    Aug 30, 2014
    Sweden
    Always had a soft spot for these.

     

  15. richiek65

    richiek65 Tele-Holic

    Well I just saw Living Colour here in Sydney last night..mind blown!
     
    GoldDeluxe5E3 likes this.

  16. Walker

    Walker Tele-Holic

    964
    Jan 18, 2007
    CT
    I agree with those saying 3 piece plus singer is not a 3 piece. Not having one of the instrumentalists being the singer changes the dynamic.

    Regardless, no, I haven't nor do I play in a 3 pice band, but I would love to! My favorite has to be Rush with Honorable Mention going to the original Gov't Mule.
     

  17. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic

    744
    Aug 5, 2015
    Concord CA
    A voice is not a "piece" in the band. An instrument is a "piece" in a band. Three pieces plus a singer is a three piece band in this thread.
     

  18. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

    501
    Mar 27, 2011
    La mesa
    The human voice IS an instrument, with all the intonation and expressiveness that is required of one.

    But it's your list/thread, I guess.
     

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.