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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Albums

7106 138 Trio - Trio album art Trio Trio (Single, Album, MiniAlbum) Mercury, Mercury 7106 138 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
none Trio - Live Im Frühjahr 82 album art Trio Live Im Frühjahr 82 (Album) Mercury none Germany 1982 Sell This Version
33 084-5 Trio - Bye Bye album art Trio Bye Bye (Album) Mercury 33 084-5 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
422-814 320-4 M-1 Trio - Trio And Error album art Trio Trio And Error (Album) Mercury, Mercury 422-814 320-4 M-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
824 695-1 Q, 824 695-1 Trio - Whats The Password album art Trio Whats The Password (Album) Mercury, Mercury 824 695-1 Q, 824 695-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

1231 Trio - Trio album art Trio Trio(10", EP, Mono, Ltd) Jump (7) 1231 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
MER-24-687, 6005 263 Trio - Anna - Lassmichrein Lassmichraus album art Trio Anna - Lassmichrein Lassmichraus (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury MER-24-687, 6005 263 Philippines 1982 Sell This Version
6005.210 Trio - Da Da Da Ich Lieb Dich Nicht Du Liebst Mich Nicht Aha Aha Aha / Sabine Sabine Sabine album art Trio Da Da Da Ich Lieb Dich Nicht Du Liebst Mich Nicht Aha Aha Aha / Sabine Sabine Sabine (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury 6005.210 Sweden 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 638 Trio - Anna - Letmein Letmeout / Ruff Mix album art Trio / Bravo* Trio / Bravo* - Anna - Letmein Letmeout / Ruff Mix(7", Promo) Mercury AS 5000 638 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 622 Trio - Nelle Stelle Nel Vento / Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha album art 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
6400 697 Trio - Anna - Lassmichrein Lassmichraus album art Trio Anna - Lassmichrein Lassmichraus(12", Promo) Mercury 6400 697 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 629 Trio - Sabine Sabine Sabine / Abracadabra album art Trio / The Steve Miller Band* Trio / The Steve Miller Band* - Sabine Sabine Sabine / Abracadabra(7", Promo) Mercury AS 5000 629 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
6400 709 Trio - Anna - Letmein Letmeout album art Trio Anna - Letmein Letmeout(12", EP) Mercury 6400 709 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 614, AS 5000614 Trio - Da Da Da I Don't Love You You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha / Stone Cold album art 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
AC-613529 Trio - Ich Hab' Dich Doch Lieb album art Nicole (2), Trio Nicole (2), Trio - Ich Hab' Dich Doch Lieb (Single) Jupiter Records, Jupiter Records AC-613529 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
880634-7 Trio - Herz Ist Trumpf (Dann Rufst Du An...) album art Trio Herz Ist Trumpf (Dann Rufst Du An...) (Single) Mercury 880634-7 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
MER 149, 814 858-7 Trio - Tutti Frutti album art Trio Tutti Frutti (Single) Mercury MER 149, 814 858-7 UK 1983 Sell This Version
814 501-7 DJ Trio - Bum Bum album art Trio Bum Bum (Single, Maxi, EP) Mercury 814 501-7 DJ US 1983 Sell This Version
818 116-7 Trio - Turaluraluralu - Ich Mach BuBu Was Machst Du album art Trio Turaluraluralu - Ich Mach BuBu Was Machst Du (Single) Mercury 818 116-7 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
AS 5000 657 Trio - Cavrones (Du Tu Vu Nda') / Boom Boom album art Koma Band / Trio Koma Band / Trio - Cavrones (Du Tu Vu Nda') / Boom Boom(7", Promo) Polygram AS 5000 657 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
MRS-34-61, MRS - 34-61, MRS - 3461 Trio - Nasty album art Trio Nasty(7", Single) Mercury, Mercury, Mercury MRS-34-61, MRS - 34-61, MRS - 3461 Bolivia 1983 Sell This Version
884 132-7, 884 132-7Q Trio - Drei Gegen Drei album art 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 album art Trio Ready For You (Single, Maxi) Mercury 884 166-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
884 327-7 Trio - My Sweet Angel album art Trio My Sweet Angel (Single) Mercury 884 327-7 Austria 1985 Sell This Version
OG 9927 Trio - Live Is Life / Da Da Da album art Opus & Trio Opus & Trio - Live Is Life / Da Da Da (Single) Old Gold (2) OG 9927 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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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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