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

BAT 2068 Trio, Janice Slater, Doug Gallacher Trio, Janice Slater, Doug Gallacher - Three's A Crowd(LP, Album) Batjazz BAT 2068 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
Trio Trio (Single, Album, MiniAlbum) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Trio Live Im Frühjahr 82 (Album) Mercury Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Trio Bye Bye (Album) Mercury Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Trio Trio And Error (Album) Mercury, Mercury US 1983 Sell This Version
Trio Whats The Password (Album) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1231 Trio Trio(10", EP, Mono, Ltd) Jump (7) 1231 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Trio Da Da Da (I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha) (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury Canada 1982 Sell This Version
Trio Anna - Lassmichrein Lassmichraus (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury 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
Trio Turaluraluralu - Ich Mach BuBu Was Machst Du (Single) Mercury Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Trio Herz Ist Trumpf (Dann Rufst Du An...) (Single) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Trio Tutti Frutti (Single) Mercury UK 1983 Sell This Version
Trio Bum Bum (Single, EP, Maxi) Mercury 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
Trio Drei Gegen Drei (Maxi, Single) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Trio Ready For You (Single, Maxi) Mercury Germany 1985 Sell This Version
884 502-7 Trio My Sweet Angel(7", Single) Mercury 884 502-7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Opus & Trio Opus & Trio - Live Is Life / Da Da Da (Single) Old Gold (2) UK 1990 Sell This Version

Compilations

Trio 5 Jahre Zuviel (Comp) Mercury 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
Trio Da Da Da (Comp) Spectrum Germany 1996 Sell This Version

Reviews

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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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