Trio

Trio

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German minimalist pop trio from 1980 to 1985, they gained worldwide reputation for their song 'Da Da Da' which was a hit in more than 30 countries. The group was Stephan Remmler (vocals), Gert 'Kralle' Krawinkel (guitar) and Peter Behrens (drums). They released three albums and one live album (on cassette only, later rereleased on CD).

They regained some fame in 1997 due to 'Da Da Da' being featured in a Volkswagen Jetta commercial called 'Sunday Afternoon'. Mercury rushed out a compilation of tracks to meet the new-found interest in the group.

Odd fact: Peter Behrens, recruited right out of clown school, played drums standing up.
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Trio Discography

Albums

6435 138 Trio Trio (Single, Album, MiniAlbum) Mercury, Mercury 6435 138 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
7106 187 Trio Live Im Frühjahr 82 (Album) Mercury 7106 187 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
814 575-1 Trio Bye Bye (Album) Mercury 814 575-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
422-814 320-1 M-1, 814 320-1 M-1 Trio Trio And Error (Album) Mercury, Mercury 422-814 320-1 M-1, 814 320-1 M-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
824 695-1 Q, 824 695-1 Trio Whats The Password (Album) Mercury, Mercury 824 695-1 Q, 824 695-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6005 180 Trio Halt Mich Fest Ich Werd Verrückt(7", Single) Mercury 6005 180 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
1231 Trio Trio(10", EP, Mono, Ltd) Jump (7) 1231 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
DADA-1 Trio Da Da Da (I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha) (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury DADA-1 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
MER-24-687, 6005 263 Trio Anna - Lassmichrein Lassmichraus (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury MER-24-687, 6005 263 Philippines 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 638 Trio / Bravo Trio / Bravo - Anna - Letmein Letmeout / Ruff Mix(7", Promo) Mercury AS 5000 638 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 622 La Bottega Dell'Arte / Trio La Bottega Dell'Arte / Trio - Nelle Stelle Nel Vento / Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha(7", Promo) Bottega Dell'Arte Records Co., Mercury AS 5000 622 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 614, AS 5000614 Trio / Rainbow Trio / Rainbow - Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Stone Cold(7", Promo) Mercury, Polydor AS 5000 614, AS 5000614 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
818 116-7 Trio Turaluraluralu - Ich Mach BuBu Was Machst Du (Single) Mercury 818 116-7 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
880634-7 Trio Herz Ist Trumpf (Dann Rufst Du An...) (Single) Mercury, Mercury 880634-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
MER 149, 814 858-7 Trio Tutti Frutti (Single) Mercury MER 149, 814 858-7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MS 76209 Trio Bum Bum (Single, EP, Maxi) Mercury MS 76209 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
AS 5000 657 Koma Band / Trio Koma Band / Trio - Cavrones (Du Tu Vu Nda') / Boom Boom(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 657 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
884 132-7, 884 132-7Q Trio Drei Gegen Drei (Maxi, Single) Mercury, Mercury 884 132-7, 884 132-7Q Germany 1985 Sell This Version
884 166-7 Trio Ready For You (Single, Maxi) Mercury 884 166-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
884 502-7 Trio My Sweet Angel(7", Single) Mercury 884 502-7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
OG 9927 Opus & Trio Opus & Trio - Live Is Life / Da Da Da (Single) Old Gold (2) OG 9927 UK 1990 Sell This Version

Compilations

830 295-2 Trio 5 Jahre Zuviel (Comp) Mercury 830 295-2 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
846 931-4 Stephan Remmler, Trio Stephan Remmler, Trio - 10 Jahre Bei Der Stange(Cass, Comp) Mercury 846 931-4 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
01 93020 Trio Da Da Da Ich Lieb Dich Nicht(CD, Comp) Mercury 01 93020 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
552 744-2 Trio Da Da Da (Comp) Spectrum 552 744-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

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flexilla

flexilla

September 20, 2010
Trio is an sad example like the wish for international success can destroy a realy great band.
The original german release of the selftiteled album is one of the best minimalist Rock'n Roll, (Post)Punk music i ever heard.
The drummer reduced his set to snare and bassdrum, the guitarist removed 2 of 3 pick-ups on his guitar and the singer reduced his lyrics to a few simple phrases with those three-word-refrains which where sung through a "throat microphone".

Since their success with their song "Da da da" they tried to reproduce that catchy simple kind of synth-pop-schlager-music and ended up as a terrible "schlager"or "pop"-band.
Their international release "Trio & Error" is already watered down and sounds dashed off and uninspired and simply awfull.
I strongly recommend the original release of the selftiteled album for people who like music like Devo, B52 or the Ramones.

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