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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Best Rock Power Trio Of All Time

The Band of Gypsies (Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles and Billy Cox) perfected the power trio. You can even hear the buzz of the amps before they start playing. Their Filmore performances were perfect and the performance of Machine Gun below perfectly captures their perfection.

The rock & roll environment would never be the same after Jimi Hendrix. Many followed from Led Zeppelin and The Mahavishnu Orchestra to Guns & Roses and The Motley Crue. Yet for some reason, blacks abandoned Rock & Roll. Fortunately, The Band of Gypsies left a clear record of what a power trio should really be.

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