Origin and proper use of the term "Power Trio"

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Fluke, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Fluke


    Jul 20, 2002
    Whenever i hear the term "Power Trio" it is usually used about a guitar/bass/drums or keyboard/bass/drums trio playing especially "big sounding", loud and complex music like Cream, EL&P, Hendrix etc. But what is NOT a Power Trio? Is it mainly about the group attitude, or does it have to do with amplification?
  2. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I think it's just a label, dOOd.
  3. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    The Dixie Chix aren't a power trio.
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  5. watspan

    watspan Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2002
    madison, wi
    warren haynes of gov't mule talks about the power trio label a little in "Rising Low" dvd and he references Cream.
  6. alkaline trio = power trio

    kingston trio = not a power trio
  7. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX