Top Ten Best Rock Trios

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 is the best power trio and just makes the best music. Blue Cheer started the harder side of Rock music that is not just Rock (as in the Rock subgenre)/was the first two do it. Blue Cheer as a power trio have the best guitar player, drummer and bass player. Blue Cheer is very distortion and spacey. The Blue Cheer members plays the instruments all over. Other instrument players did not do that like Blue Cheer and just keep like a steady beat and are like have a more clean beat. To learn more about Blue Cheer and how I like Blue Cheer this much you can look around my account. - BlueFuse

Overall, very messy instrumentals, painful vocals, and just not fun to listen to. - naFrovivuS

Blue Cheer sucks. Rush is better. Progressive rock is better than Psychedelic rock. 70s artists are better than 60s artists. Blue Cheer more go with Aerosmith, AC/DC, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult than The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Rush, The Beatles, The Byrds, Bob Dylan. Someone before said looks like someone got to have sucks with Rush well I would say the same with Blue Cheer.

2 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band's final lineup is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their other members of that lineup: Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

Blue Cheer sucks, Rush is truly the most amazing trio band.

The greatest trio band ever. Neil Peart the greatest drummer of all time, Geddy Lee the greatest bassist of all time and Alex Lifeson the most underrated guitarist ever!

Rush should be at the top, considering they're still around.

Looks like someone got to have the sucks with Rush. People we can like what we want.

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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.

Should be higher, best guitar player ever

4 Emerson Lake & Palmer

Should be higher! They wrote so many masterpieces

5 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.

Blue Cheer started the power trio? Shut up, Cream was the original power trio. - isaaonrtdmtr

It's too little too late for Blue Cheer. Their time has passed. Those bands that you listed and said they didn't start a new type of genre? It doesn't matter, what they did was not start a new genre, but expand on their own, and that's why they get praise today. To add, there are a small number of users that like them, so isn't that enough? - isaaonrtdmtr

Eric Clapton is so good in the band should be at least #3

Number 5? Should be at least #2 behind Rush

Cream and Hendrix are in a class by themselves; the others are also-rans.

6 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.
7 Motörhead Motörhead 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.
8 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.

One of the best bands of all time jury cobain is awesome and so is Dave grohl

Nirvana is the king of Grudge

9 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.

Great band sting is a cool frontman and bassist

10 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 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.

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11 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 .

A very obscure band but they are called "the Rush of thrash metal" because they play progressive/technical thrash metal. - Metal_Treasure

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 Green Day Green Day Green Day are an American pop punk and alternative rock band formed in East Bay, California in 1987. The members include Billie Joe Armstrong (vocals and guitar), Mike Dirnt (bass), Tré Cool (drums) and Jason White (guitar) . Green Day are associated with punk rock, pop punk and alternative rock. Some ...read more.

These guys desvere to be higher on the list like top 5

Should be higher than ZZ Top.

14 Taste
15 James Gang
16 Triumph Triumph Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States.
17 Primus Primus
18 Failure

Fantastic Planet is amazing! Listen to Another Space Song and Heliotropic!

19 The Gun The Gun
20 Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio Alkaline Trio is an American punk rock band from McHenry, Illinois. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba, bassist and vocalist Dan Andriano, and drummer Derek Grant.
21 Sick Puppies Sick Puppies Sick Puppies is an Australian rock band, formed in 1997. Sick Puppies rose to prominence in 2006 when their song "All the Same" was uploaded along with a video to YouTube.
22 Sublime Sublime Sublime was an American ska punk band from Long Beach, California, formed in 1988. The band's line-up, unchanged until their breakup, consisted of Bradley Nowell, Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh.
23 Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch Thousand Foot Krutch is a Canadian Christian rock band formed in 1995. They have released eight albums. They have also released two live albums and three remix albums.
24 Red
25 Fields (1969)
26 Blink 182 Blink 182 Blink-182 are a Pop Punk band formed in 1992. Original lineup were Mark Hoppus (Bass Guitar, Vocals) ...read more.
27 Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders Animals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.
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