Best 3 Man Rock Bands

Most bands have a total of four of five members. However, there is that rare instance where only 3 people get together and are able to create some amazing tunes. These are what I consider to be some of the best bands that only had three members.

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21 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad

I don't think they're the best 3 man band ever, but I had to vote for them because they're way to low on this list. They should be top ten easily.

They should definitely be in the top 10. Very underrated.

Caught in the Act. Second or Third best live album ever.

They're an American band. - Torchpost

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22 Behemoth Behemoth Behemoth is a Polish blackened death metal band from Gdańsk, formed in 1991. They are considered to have played an important role in establishing the Polish extreme metal underground.
23 Venom Venom Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. V 1 Comment
24 Violent Femmes

People only look at blister in the sun and think that is the violent femmes but come on they have so much death and talk about such emotion in such a great way how can you not love them...especially kiss off

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25 The Melvins The Melvins The Melvins are an American band that formed in 1983. They usually perform as a trio, but in recent years have performed as a four piece with two drummers.
26 Sodom Sodom Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981. They have gone through many line-up changes, leaving bassist vocalist Tom Angelripper as the only constant member.
27 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). more.

Robert Fripp is God.

28 Stray Cats

Rockabilly all the way

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29 The Aristocrats

They completely suck and NO one has ever heard more than one stupid song from this wannabe crap band. They shouldn't even be on this list with the greats that ARE listed and should be on here. Stupid band and worse name. Horrible! Ugh!

Greatest living 3 man group presently on earth

30 Train Train Train is an American roots rock band from San Francisco, formed in 1993. The band currently consists of Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, Jerry Becker, Luis Maldonaldo, Hector Maldonado, Drew Shoals, Nikita Houston and Sakai Smith.

There amazing and always make you feel good after listening to one of there songs

31 The Prodigy The Prodigy The Prodigy are an English electronic music group from Braintree, Essex, formed by Liam Howlett in 1990. The members were originally Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keith Flint (dancer and vocalist), Maxim (MC and vocalist), Leeroy Thornhill (dancer and occasional live keyboardist), and a female more.

Not rock - Disturbedpotato

32 Morphine

A phenomenal band that never got the recognition it deserved while Mark Sandman was alive. It's never too late.

Bass, drums and sax (or two). And one of the best songwriters of his day. Needs to be MUCH higher on this list

They're the reason I came to this site.

33 Biffy Clyro

How Come No One Added This Amazing Band... !

34 Them Crooked Vultures

The josh Homme, dave grohl, and john paul jones combo is killer

The Vultures are a 4-piece, you nimrod! Alain Johannes, check him out. He's the clavinet in Scumbag Blues.

35 Bedouin Soundclash

So good. I'm glad their included in this list. But surprised Sublime is not.

36 Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
37 Soda Stereo
38 Dinosaur Jr Dinosaur Jr Dinosaur Jr. is an American rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1984, originally simply called Dinosaur until legal issues forced a change in name.

Underrated. Should be in the top 10.

39 The Outfield

Better music than the ones before them on your list. Also Blackhawk beats the ones on your list also, EXCEPT, for ZZ Top, and Rush, maybe.

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