Top 10 Best Power Trios

Most Bands Have 4+ People, Not As Many Only Have 3.

The Top Ten

1 Blue Cheer Blue Cheer Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.

Blue Cheer should be first just like how people would say Jimi Hendrix is the best Guitarist and the best artist is The Beatles. Blue Cheer have what a band would want and what a fan of Rock would want. Blue Cheer really rock it out like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Cream and Jimi Hendrix. Blue Cheer is on the classic rock side. Blue Cheer was Rock (as in the Rock subgenre) and is not influence by Punk rock, Heavy metal and Experimental rock at first. Rock is just better than those types of Rock music. Blue Cheer is very fuzzy and distortion. Even though now Blue Cheer is influence by Heavy metal Blue Cheer is still great and Blue Cheer is that good to change their music like that. Heavy metal is still great. Rush have nothing on Blue Cheer. Rush is more like Aerosmith, AC/DC, Kiss, Van Halen and Guns N Roses than The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, The Who, Cream and Jimi Hendrix. - BlueFuse

2 Rush

Dude rush is the greatest band of all time. Yeah how about of all time! When you listen rush you are changing your air instrument constantly.. Easily number 1!

There is no doubt Rush is the best band of all time. But having only 3 people? Well, that's something else.

Best band and nicest guys in the business!
They deserve every accolade they get!
Blah blah blah!

In the first instance Rush are nothing like Aerosmith, AC/DC, Van Halen or any other band alive or dead, they are totally unique. Even to compare them with these other bands shows you are either negitivly biased or have never listened to their music. They all play their instruments at virtuoso level and have had one line-up change in their entire history. No disrespect to any other band or power trio but Rush are at least 2 leagues ahead of the rest.

No you are negatively biased for saying what you said. You must of never listen to Blue Cheer before. I know Rush is different than those artists. Blue Cheer is just better. Why do people like you have to type comments like that (which are not nice or good)! I type the comment I did because I needed something to say and I also do that with Blue Cheer on other links. How much more different things do I need to say for Blue Cheer! The website does not want to keep putting the same comment down on everything. This is why it is good for me to put down the comments I do before of people like you that say comments of what you just said which all started because of me liking my music artist the best of music artists. I do not back down from people like you. You may not put that comment down because I like Blue Cheer the best but if I never like Blue Cheer the best I would of never put down that comment. You treat people how you want to be treated. - BlueFuse

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3 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
4 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

All due respect to the other trios in this list who are, indeed, very good, I believe Cream, for being one of the first (if not truly the first) power trios and for the influence they had on modern music and on blues rock, should be first.

Cream was the ultimate power trio! The first true super group. And number one power trio.
Sorry there are no other groups that had the best drummer better than Moon.
The best bassist Bruce and Clapton on lead. Creams live recordings are better than most other trios studio work.

The cream...of trios

5 ZZ Top ZZ Top ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, and drummer Frank Beard.

That lil ole band fro Tejas!

6 Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
7 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.

Rush, Nirvana and Motörhead should be the first three! - rock2metal

8 The Police The Police The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting, Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland. They are most known for their songs "Message In A Bottle", "Don't Stand So Close To Me", "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic", "Roxanne", ...read more.
9 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including five MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, ...read more.

One of the better modern bands

10 Primus Primus Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander. Les Claypool is regarded as one of the best bassists of all time for his slap-bass ability in notable songs like "My Name Is Mud", "The Toys ...read more.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their leader Phil Lynott was composer or co-composer of almost all of the band's songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of rock music. Thin Lizzy's most successful songs, "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" ...read more.
12 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.
13 Coroner Coroner Coroner is a Swiss thrash metal band from Zürich, formed in the early 80s. They have been called "the Rush of thrash metal" for their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash. They garnered relatively little attention outside Europe .
14 Nirvana Nirvana Nirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Nirvana is the best and most influential trio rock band, hands down!

1. Nirvana
2. Rush
3. The Police
4. The Jimi Hendrix experience
5. Green Day

15 The James Gang
16 Fields (1969)
17 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk Railroad

The Police? Power Trio? Pathetic!

18 Green Day
19 Blink-182 Blink-182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.

The best

Pretty good

20 Thirty Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars Thirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
21 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.

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22 The Gun The Gun
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2. Cream
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