real or false trilogy

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by veloso2, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. veloso2

    veloso2 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    sorry if this thread has been down before.
    we all know the berlin trilogy by david bowie, but can you give us and explain why examples of three albums in a row with a common link

    of course:
    king crimson: discipline, beat, three of a perfect pair
    but i go with the cure: fait, seventeen seconds and pornography, same cold wave feeling
    i find a real english flavor in genesis: nursery crime, foxtrot and selling england by the pounds
    and it's obvious to me:
    the stranglers: black and white/ the raven/ meninblack, for this main theme of course. What a great band they were.
  2. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts 1,2 & 3.
  3. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth

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  4. idreamofpikas

    idreamofpikas Forum Resident

    Blur the Britop Trilogy

    • Modern Life is Rubbish
    • Parklife
    • The Great Escape

    Before this they released the baggy/shoegaze dubut Leisure and after went onto an American lofi influenced sound on their self-titled Blur.
  5. bRETT

    bRETT Senior Member

    Boston MA
    Tull's folk rock trilogy, SFTW, Heavy Horses and Storm watch.

    Los Lobos psych trilogy: Kiko, Colossal Head, This Time
  6. Greek Nacho

    Greek Nacho Carnivorous Pop Consumer

    United States
    Tom Waits' '80s Island Records trilogy is pretty killer.

    Rain Dogs
    Franks Wild Years

    All represented on his live album Big Time. Marked a serious change in direction for him.
  7. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Zappa' Hot Rats 'trilogy' includes Burnt Weenie and Weasels. They all have instrumental music from the same period of time. The Rats box shows some music even showed up on Chunga's
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  8. TwentySmallCigars

    TwentySmallCigars Forum Resident

    No, the Hot Rats Trilogy is Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka and Sleep Dirt.
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  9. Muddy

    Muddy Large Member

    New York
    Time Out of Mind
    Love and Theft
    Modern Times*

    * - I don't think this one is up to snuff with the other two, but most people disagree with me.

    It's a false trilogy, but it's how they've come to be regarded.
  10. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    not Wazoo? no way!!
  11. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Not sure if it counts but the Kinks have the very British (but not exclusively so) trilogy of
    - Something Else By....
    - ... Are The Village Green Preservation Society
    - Arthur (or the decline and fall of the British Empire)
  12. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
    Grave Digger

    Tunes Of War (1996)
    Knights Of The Cross (1998)
    Excalibur (1999)

    (Considered to be the Medieval Trilogy... First is about William Wallace and Scotland's fight for freedom, the second is about the Holy Crusades and the third is about the Arthurian Legends.)

    Also, in 2010, they released a 2nd album about the history of Scotland called The Clans Will Rise Again and, in 2020, they released a 3rd album about Scotland called Fields Of Blood. So, the 3 albums about the history of Scotland are somewhat a Trilogy on their own also.
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  13. barryalan

    barryalan Cat in Space

    Santa Ana
    The Talking Heads with Brian Eno as producer trilogy: More Songs About Buildings and Food, Fear of music, and Remain in Light.
  14. Elliottmarx

    Elliottmarx Always in the mood for Burt Bacharach

    Los Angeles

    Out of Time
    Automatic for the People
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  15. idiot bastard

    idiot bastard Zappa nerd

    Neil Young's 'ditch' trilogy:
    • Time Fades Away
    • Tonight's the Night
    • On the Beach
  16. Deibu

    Deibu I Dream of Tangerines

    Arizona, USA
    Tangerine Dream -
    Phaedra (1974), Rubycon & Ricochet (both 1975).

    Not an official trilogy, but often regarded as such by fans.

  17. christian42

    christian42 Forum Resident

    Lund, Sweden
    Paul McCartney - The George Martin trilogy

    Tug of War
    Pipes of Peace
    Give My Regards to Broad Street

    Deep Purple - The Mark I Years

    Shades of Deep Purple
    Book of Taliesyn
    Deep Purple

    Rolling Stones - The Mid 60s, Self-Written Pop trilogy

    Between the Buttons
    Their Satanic Majesties

    Kiss - The First Three

    Hotter Than Hell
    Dressed to Kill

    Kiss - The Ones Between Alive and Alive II

    Rock And Roll Over
    Love Gun
  18. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    All involving Robert Fripp, this was supposed to be a "loose trilogy of sorts":

    Peter Gabriel - s/t (Scratch)
    Robert Fripp - Exposure
    Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs
  19. Bill Larson

    Bill Larson Forum Resident

    Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
    Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3
  20. Deibu

    Deibu I Dream of Tangerines

    Arizona, USA
    And Petty's Full Moon Fever would be the middle entry to complete a trilogy with the Wilburys.

  21. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

    Third Coast, USA
    Justin Townes Earle and the family trilogy:

    Single Mothers
    Absent Fathers
    Kids in the Street
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  22. Ben Bland

    Ben Bland Verified Account ✓

    ‎The Midwest
    I can't explain, but

    Rubber Soul (US)
    Yesterday & Today

    Perhaps it conveys an alternate 'Expanded Edition' of what would have been a double UK LP.
  23. Incompletist

    Of course Bowie had another series of trilogies. The letter 'o' trilogies.

    Space Oddity (or David Bowie, if you prefer)
    Man Who Sold The World
    Hunky Dory

    Then he gave that idea a little break until

    Diamond Dogs
    Young Americans
    Station to Station

    And then


    He kind of lost it after Scary Monsters... so that was the end of the letter 'o' trilogies until his final letter 'o' trilogy starting with 'Tonight'. Astute Bowie fans will quickly work out what those are.

    He thought the letter 'O' had a special significance, which I wont go into here for obvious reasons.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021
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  24. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    Neil Young: Ditch Trilogy

    Time Fades Away
    On The Beach
    Tonight’s The Night
  25. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    I really hate the “Berlin trilogy” title considering the first one was mainly recorded in France and Lodger was recorded in Switzerland mixed in New York
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