Wait!! What??! You mean there are OTHER amazing 3-piece bands other than ZZ TOP??
Thanks. Doh! Yes, some poor hidden sod who's been told to blend in and fatten up the sounds. When I watched that vid I was looking for a keys player and figured that the person was out the side of the stage. Then I forgot about it entirely lolJeff Beck's band isn't a trio. It's a four piece. You left out Jason Rebello who plays keyboards.
True. Still, dedicated singers tend to leave a bigger mark on the music than instrumentalist singers. They have to, or they'd be twiddling their thumbsI personally consider bands like Led Zeppelin to be trios because, instrumentally speaking, they are. There is nothing they could do that a skilled 3 piece band with one member doubling on vocals couldn't.
Most of the music that I really like is made by three piece bands.
Didn't know Elt had a trio. It makes sense. He's such a force he could easily fill the sound.Early (1970s) Elton John with the great Nigel Olsson on drums and Dee Murray on bass. The 11-17-70 album is evidence.
Then you have the Ben Folds Five (really 3) who modeled themselves off of the above..
I've only seen Govt Mule as a quartet. Fantastic performance by them, including Matt Abts in this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4s4hW-oGZ0Gov't Mule (check out Matt Abts on drums)
Jimi Hendrix Experience (Mitch Mitchell)