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Who is your favorite 3 piece rock band?

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

  1. Chuckster

    Chuckster Tele-Meister

    Mar 30, 2017
    Boston/Cape Cod
    Aside from the others mentioned (Police, Rush, etc), my two faves are The Jam and a newer band from Wales called The Joy Formidable.

    Check them out... big Fender players and Ritzy can rip (easy on the eyes too).
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  2. BoTheMan

    BoTheMan TDPRI Member

    Dec 21, 2011
    Classic: Rory Gallagher
    Modern: Simo
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  3. swany

    swany Tele-Meister

    Sep 12, 2003
    Evergreen, Colorado
    another one for ZZtop, I'd also add SRV but I thought they were a four piece?

  4. Harry

    Harry Tele-Meister

    Jan 23, 2006
    Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers.
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  5. GoldDeluxe5E3

    GoldDeluxe5E3 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Aug 5, 2015
    Concord CA
    SRV and Double Trouble is a perfect example of the skills and techniques 3 piece bands must posses. If you've never seen "Live at the El Mocambo", have a look.

    Check out Texas Flood from that performance. Prodigious guitar work, balsy vocals, chording bass, drummer riding the ride cymbal during the solo; it's all here. I've including a link to an El Mocambo playlist after the video.

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  6. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    + 1 on the Jam!
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  7. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    Wow! Just checked out a live video of The Joy Formidable on YouTube. I'm really impressed!
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  8. Flakey

    Flakey Friend of Leo's

    Vintage Trouble are way good! Saw them open for the Who a few years back.
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  9. luvdabluz

    luvdabluz TDPRI Member

    Jul 13, 2012
    oshkosh wisconsin
    Yea Tab is kick ass on guitar but I still like BBM

  10. viccortes285

    viccortes285 Tele-Holic

    Jan 14, 2017

  11. Ascension

    Ascension Tele-Holic

    Dec 3, 2012
    Birmingham Alabama
    1- Rush
    2- Winery Dogs
    3-Van Halen
    4- Kings X
    5- Stuck Mojo
    Close between the Dogs and Rush as Winery Dogs are really rocking my world right now!

    Also been a BIG Kings X fan for years

    Some of the Stuck Mojo stuff is just to over top for me but there is just something SO appealing about a Libertarian leaning politically incorrect interracial Southern band giving a big middle finger to the Progressive elite left!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2017

  12. Straydogger

    Straydogger Tele-Meister

    Mar 26, 2017
    Western Pa.
    One of faves from back in the 70's....alas...nobody knows them......


  13. Boodreaux

    Boodreaux Tele-Meister

    Jul 2, 2013
    Manchester, TN
    I've never been in a three piece but my favorite would have to be Gov't Mule back in the Allen Woody era.

  14. speedingjet

    speedingjet Tele-Meister

    Not to say they're my favourite 3-piece, but a couple of months ago, I was SLAYED by a 3 piece Anvil in a bar in Peterborough Ontario.
    Was my first Anvil show, I'd seen the movie but didn't know what to expect. They KILLED! I'm not even a big metal guy. A band firing on all cylinders is a band firing on all cylinders.
    Highly recommend catching them. Great band, great show.

  15. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    I guess I'm not very imaginative - Hendrix, ZZ Top, The Who. But I generally prefer a second guitar and don't mind the odd keyboard or second drummer. Never really dug the whole three guitar thing - Skynard handled it as well as possible, but that third guitar is just taking up space usually...


  16. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    If three instruments plus a non-instrument-playing singer counts, then I vote for FREE.

  17. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 18, 2012
    In the woods
    For just three-member bands, I've got to go with The Police.

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