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.


Trio Discography Tracks

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
554 094-2 Trio Szene Stars(CD, Comp) Spectrum 554 094-2 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Trio Da Da Da (Comp) Mercury, Chronicles US 1997 Sell This Version
Trio Triologie - The Best Of (Comp) Mercury, Universal UK & Europe 2000 Sell This Version
CD 23 211 Trio Turaluraluralu(CD, Comp) Delta #1 CD 23 211 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
199 BM 3788 Trio The Best Of Trio(CD, Comp) MNF Brazil 199 BM 3788 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
0602517021969 Trio Colour Collection(CD, Comp) Mercury 0602517021969 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
839 812-4 Stephan Remmler & Trio Stephan Remmler & Trio - Herz Ist Trumpf(Cass, Comp) Karussell 839 812-4 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
66 643 8, 109 082-2 Trio & Stephan Remmler Trio & Stephan Remmler - Golden Stars - The Best Of Trio & Stephan Remmler(CD, Comp, Club) Mercury, Mercury 66 643 8, 109 082-2 Germany Unknown 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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