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Weekly Vinyl – Trio

23 May

Trio and Error
Trio
(1983)
SONY DSC

Most people know the German minimalist band Trio from their big hit DaDaDa.
That song is on this album.
Second song on the B side.
It is a good song. Catchy. It stands out in the album. This is probably due to the familiarity of the song. The song is not definitive of the album.
This album is a minimalist post punk wet dream.
It is just guitar, vocal and drums. On occasion a cheesy keyboard cuts in for diversion and amusement.
The words are simple – a cross of 50s rock and Ian Dury perhaps. The German lyrics might be more complex, I don’t understand them, But I don’t think so.

Trying to pick my favourite song to wax poetic is difficult. It’s a cliché to say that every song here is a hit, especially since DaDaDa is on the album. It is a weird comparison to make but this album is kind of like a Peter Gabriel album. One or two hits but each piece of music is so solid it is scary.
Trio is a band that was overshadowed by its one huge mega-hit. A shame … and a blessing.