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Old 11-15-2006, 06:47 AM
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I give Travis props, its a style thats quite athletic and he pulls it off,, i mean you cant compare to someone like Thomas Lang or Vinnie, but for what he does, he does it well. A band like Blink 182 you cant take that seriously,,,,, (I mean they dont even take themselves seriously! :), but its all good fun,,
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:06 AM
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He's not afraid to tour with broken arms and feet, what other drummer would do that? ;) I'm guessing he doesn't care what people think of his drumming, he's more aware of the music he creates.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:39 PM
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omfg, tre cool is no good at all he has his good things and that but he just knows how to hit the drums and cymbals thats it, he doesnt do anything special i think he sux a little bit. Travis rulez


thats MY opinion i know some people may not like it and some yes but thats what i think you gotta respect me.
travis barker is great!!!!
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Old 12-05-2006, 04:22 AM
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I saw Travis Barker on the +44 tour, I wasn't there for +44 tho, I was there for THE MATCHES!

I saw him playing with 2 arms, not one, and he was not impressive at all. The whole band revolved around him, and thats like revolving around a stick with dirty socks on it (if that makes sense.)

The Matches were amazing and the made the trip from Cleveland to Detroit all that it was worth.
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Old 12-20-2006, 08:22 PM
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Here's my $0.02

Travis Barker is a decent drummer. He's got some unique fills, interesting ideas for licks. I think by far his best work was in Boxcar Racer. If you listen to "Watch The World", his opening snare part shows he's got decent marching chops (nothing spectacular, of course) and the lick he plays during the verses is kinda neat. "Sorrow" also has a cool groove, as well as "All Systems Go". As far as his work for the Transplants goes, "Killafornia" has a funky little latin groove going on, and "Hit The Fence" has a cool drumline-esque beat which caught my attention pretty quickly.

I've been playing for two years, and I can play most of his stuff, but I wouldn't say I've got him down pat. Compared to other pro-level drummers, he's not much but for the aspiring drummer, he's got some licks and fills that would for the most part draw inspiration. He's creative, energetic, has fast hands, and a good feel for the music. He's not exactly the 'model' drummer.. I think he's got too much of the "hotshot" mindset, but personally.. his stuff intrigues me, and I enjoy both listening to the bands he's in and learning and playing his beats.

You may not like his persona, the genre of music he plays, or the attention he draws from the mainstream.. but admit it, the kid can play.
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Old 01-29-2007, 07:57 PM
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I like Travis - great style and all.

But for staying with sports: When he would race a formula one race he even couldn't follow the pace car - and he knows it and agrees, that's make him sympathic.

Bernhard
hi bernhard!
well.. i would like to know what have you and travis talked about (if its nothing personal) any information? his musical formation.. anything..
could you answer me?
that would be awsome..
yes im a new mwmver.. im 17 years old.. and im from portugal.. (thats the reason for my bad wirting).
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Old 02-12-2007, 04:45 AM
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i listened to adam's song (blink) the other day. its got some cool drum parts, not all speed and actually cool to listen to... i think he's pretty good, just not amazing, and his image gets kind of ridiculous
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:16 AM
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travis' best work in my opinion was on the boxcar racer album. there is more groove on those songs and more technical beats. his work with the transplants was good also. mainly thier second cd haunted cities. i have the plus 44 cd and the drums are good but not his best in my opinion. but some songs here and there with blink are nice such as adams song and feeling this. his best blink cd was probly either "enema of the state" or "the mark tome and travis show" live album. but im a big travis fan so i have em all. his work on the aquabats cd the fury of the aquabats was also realy good. im a big fan but i also dig many other drummers. i think of myself as a very well rounded musical person. i have cds from buddy rich to snoop dogg. and everything in between.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:47 AM
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Can I say one of the most overated drummers ever. He's good but not god like status good.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:07 AM
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I wish everyone would stop jumping on the "i hate travis barker" ban wagon just to fit in. Just cause he plays in bands that arent as serious as singing about mystical stuff such as Rush doesnt mean he should be looked down upon. Now i am not saying he should be compared to Peart but you cant say travis is not that great of a musician and he has not become a better musician over the years is just wrong.
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:18 AM
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I like him, I just don't LOVE him. He's got chops and skill, just not the best ever. Hand PDP a beer or somethin'!
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Old 02-18-2007, 05:07 PM
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i guess the reason i don't care much for travis' style with blink is the same reason i don't care much for the red hot chili peppers. i don't really feel what they are doing. and i really don't like either bands' songs,they seem forgettable.and if i can't relate to the tune,then i can't relate to the drummer unless the groove is irresistable(like say chambers or gadd or bill stewart.) for the life of me i can't understand the buzz about the peppers' "funk" and i haven't heard anything about blink in a long time.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:04 AM
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travis barker is the reason i started drumming. im not gonna say hes god or anything because i much prefer drummers like thomas lang or benny greb, but i like listening to alot of punk and alternative music. lets face it, there are alot of drummers out there who are quite boring to listen to. listening to travis drum is quite refreshing because hes very creative. its much better than listening to alot of the crap on the billboard 100 nowadays.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:47 AM
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travis barker is the reason i started drumming. im not gonna say hes god or anything because i much prefer drummers like thomas lang or benny greb, but i like listening to alot of punk and alternative music. lets face it, there are alot of drummers out there who are quite boring to listen to. listening to travis drum is quite refreshing because hes very creative. its much better than listening to alot of the crap on the billboard 100 nowadays.
Yeah i will say that he has made up some pretty crazy stuff on drums and thats what i like about him is that he doesn't play the same thing over and over again like some drummers that i have heard. But yeah he also is over rated by a lot of people out there that don't know anything about drumming or other drummers out there. And most of those people don't even play drums.
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:10 AM
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I havent red all of the posts because it would take to long so im not sure if someone has already posted it or not.

I think that he is a good drummer but highly over-rated. All of my non-drummer friends will talk to me about Travis Barker as if he was the only drummer on the planet. They know him because hes the drummer of Blink182 and Boxcarracers and he has his own tv show. There are plenty of other great drummers that dont get the attention they deserve.

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Old 03-10-2007, 08:54 PM
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When I first heard all the stuff about +44 and then their music I was "oh boy, another Blink-182"
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:00 PM
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When I first heard all the stuff about +44 and then their music I was "oh boy, another Blink-182"
I guess they can be considered some what like Blink 182 but not really, and even if they are it doesn't really matter because thats the kind of music that Travis and Mark are good at making.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:12 PM
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I guess they can be considered some what like Blink 182 but not really, and even if they are it doesn't really matter because thats the kind of music that Travis and Mark are good at making.
Yeah, they're good at making music thats simple and accessible to MTV.
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Old 03-11-2007, 12:46 AM
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Yeah, they're good at making music thats simple and accessible to MTV.
But dont forget that the +44 music and lyrics have a whole world of difference behind it as far as meaning. I mean try to compare the meanings behing Happy Holidays by blink 182 to No It Isn't by +44.
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Old 03-11-2007, 03:28 AM
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But dont forget that the +44 music and lyrics have a whole world of difference behind it as far as meaning. I mean try to compare the meanings behing Happy Holidays by blink 182 to No It Isn't by +44.
Yeah ya gotta good point there.I hate saying the dreaded word "mature" but +44's music definitly more mature and thought provoking then Blink-182's music. Not that Blinks music doesn't make ya think but the meanings behind +44's music allows them to be taken much more seriously.
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Old 03-11-2007, 06:04 AM
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Yeah ya gotta good point there.I hate saying the dreaded word "mature" but +44's music definitly more mature and thought provoking then Blink-182's music. Not that Blinks music doesn't make ya think but the meanings behind +44's music allows them to be taken much more seriously.
Blink 182 will prob always be one of my favorite bands for a simple reasons. they were fun, funny, and as their careers went on, their music progressed in level of a little thought and more musically wise. I also love blink 182 cause a good amount of their songs i can relate to because i am 16 years old. But on the flip side, after blink broke up +44 evolved and so did AVA and both bands now are more mature than blink 182 as far as thought put into songs lyrically. Basically blink 182 was serious about not being serious and +44 are 2/3 of those same goofy, funny, fun guys of blink but with a more mature presentation on the album (maybe still not in person)
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Old 03-11-2007, 07:17 AM
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Blink 182 will prob always be one of my favorite bands for a simple reasons. they were fun, funny, and as their careers went on, their music progressed in level of a little thought and more musically wise. I also love blink 182 cause a good amount of their songs i can relate to because i am 16 years old. But on the flip side, after blink broke up +44 evolved and so did AVA and both bands now are more mature than blink 182 as far as thought put into songs lyrically. Basically blink 182 was serious about not being serious and +44 are 2/3 of those same goofy, funny, fun guys of blink but with a more mature presentation on the album (maybe still not in person)
Couldn't have been said any better. All three of those bands are really good in their own way.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:50 AM
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Don't like his playing, but I respect him because he is famous and I also like his attitude.
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Old 04-06-2007, 11:42 AM
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I havent red all of the posts because it would take to long so im not sure if someone has already posted it or not.

I think that he is a good drummer but highly over-rated. All of my non-drummer friends will talk to me about Travis Barker as if he was the only drummer on the planet. They know him because hes the drummer of Blink182 and Boxcarracers and he has his own tv show. There are plenty of other great drummers that dont get the attention they deserve.

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:43 PM
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Travis is good but not great, he doesn't have a ... And Justice For All, Rust in Peace, Death Cult Armageddon, Led Zeppelin anything , Deep Purple in Rock, Masters of Reality, something Wicked This way Comes, Follow the Blind, Painkiller. Again he is good but not epic. He doesn't make me want to play drums but he is nice to listen to some times.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:59 PM
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I think that Travis should be considered more of an ambassador to the non-drumming world than a highly skilled musician. He definitely has some skill, but many people hold him in far too high esteem than is probably necessary. I like some of his stuff, but there's always room to improve, for everybody.
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:17 PM
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You guys forgot that creativity is also an important part of a good drummer.
I've heard from Travis beats that i've heard from anyone else.
For exemple:
Box Car Racer: Cat Like Thief; Instrumental; Sorrow; Elevator; Watch the wold
The Transplants: One Seventeen; Dj Dj;
Blink 182: Story of a lonely guy; Down; Fallen Interlude; Mutt; Anthem part II;

among many others..

Another thing you forgot was the changes that he does on his drum parts when playing live.
Just see some live videos and you all know what im talking about, but the very best are:
Down live on letterman
I miss you (not sure where it was but i think it was from a TV show)

I know he cannot be compared to drummers like Neil Peart; Billy Cobham; JoJo Mayer; we all know that, but that doesnt make him a bad drummer. He has his own place on the pantheon... also he is one of the drum gods choosen by Drum Gods magazine. Another thing some of oyu talked about was his mohawk and his tattos.. well, i gotta ask to keep youre mouh shutted up because he has that almost since he was born.. (1st tatoo - 17; mohawk - 25 or so) (( he wasnt a famous guy already)), so hes not like that to prove some one hes "so hardcore" as someone said...

Travis has been an huge influence on me because of his taste, and his capability of creating cool drum parts for many-time-heard-musics..
I personally preffer him as box car racer drummer than blink or +44.

Hes not GOD (at least for me) but he is an awsome drummer without a doubt.

And no, im not a "travis Barker rullez" member..


P.S.: check the video "blink 182 - down: on letterman" on youtube anyway :)
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Old 05-24-2007, 02:09 PM
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For everyone who wans to paly some of his grooves.
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Old 05-24-2007, 03:01 PM
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Hes good. A hard hitter, fast and a showman. There are meny better than him though.
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Hes good. A hard hitter, fast and a showman. There are meny better than him though.
Agreed. Have any of you guys seen the CSI episode where Travis plays a rapper? Good episode.
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the only real advantage to Travis Barker is the fact that he was in a marching band (which there are loads of drummers who uses techniques used by marching bands) and he was in Blink 182!! (until they split up and he moved to +44)
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When i started playing almost 4 years ago, Blink 182 was all i listened to, and until about two years ago Travis was my favorite drummer. Then of course i found loads of other drummers and learned that, while he's pretty darn good, so many others are greater than him. Mr Barker and Joey Jordison are the two most horribly overrated drummers I think.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:44 PM
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T Barker is the best drummer eva!
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Old 07-09-2007, 05:01 PM
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Travis Barker is a very talented drummer. He is probably better than half of us on here. But he still made it. He may be a bit of an overrated drummer but he is still doing what he loves. He doesnt care if he is overrated, he just does what he wants. I love Blink 182, but when I am listening to them I dont get all, ''''whoooo whoooo'''' for his drumming. I agree with whoever else has said that he is better in The Transpants.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:52 AM
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Love him or hate him, he has to be one the busiest drummers, he has marketed himself well. He is still one of my favorite drummers, i think he adds alot to the bands he has played with.
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:26 AM
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On one hand his fame reminds me of Gene Krupa's popularity among non-drummers.

On the other hand, some people (like whoever did the write up on him in DRUM! magazine) are kissing his arse a bit too much.

It's like those of us who still remember Tommy Lee's upside down drum solos having to read in an ad that Terry Bozzio is a "stunt drummer". Are you kidding?

Travis deserves whatever he's worked for, but popularity and skill don't always go hand in hand; the next Buddy Rich will be a long time coming, I'm afraid.
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Old 08-17-2007, 08:42 AM
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I'm not exactly a drummer. My last lesson was in the 6th grade and I thought it was neat that I got to flip the little spring thingy to make the drum sound different for a change...I digress. I am clearly going through a quarter-life crisis and I am about to start over as it were...Travis has a lot to do with that. He's done something (for me anyway) that I've never heard anywhere else (long time music fan, dropped band for choir and still went through the high school music theory class).

On "Adam's Song", the first two verses are about "Adam" being lonely and suicidal. He locks himself in his room, alone, listening to music and getting more depressed. Every time the music gets to this part of the song, when Adam is in his room, listening to loud music, waiting for someone to show him that they care about him, Travis makes a series of very sharp snare hits that sounds exactly like someone knocking on a door...but with the rest of the drum track and Mark and Tom's loud Bass+Guitar playing, it's easy to miss it...easy enough that I've never heard anyone else talk about it in the 7 years since the song came out.

I don't know if he did that on purpose, but knowing how much psychologists talk about how any outreach to a suicidal person will more often than not be enough to snap them out of the depression (at least for a short time), that makes the knock at the door turn that song into 100X more effectively depressing than it already was.

For me, in those few places, Travis took his instrument and made it, not just part of the music, but part of the story.

and that is genius...

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Old 08-17-2007, 02:35 PM
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I'm not exactly a drummer. My last lesson was in the 6th grade and I thought it was neat that I got to flip the little spring thingy to make the drum sound different for a change...I digress. I am clearly going through a quarter-life crisis and I am about to start over as it were...Travis has a lot to do with that. He's done something (for me anyway) that I've never heard anywhere else (long time music fan, dropped band for choir and still went through the high school music theory class).

On "Adam's Song", the first two verses are about "Adam" being lonely and suicidal. He locks himself in his room, alone, listening to music and getting more depressed. Every time the music gets to this part of the song, when Adam is in his room, listening to loud music, waiting for someone to show him that they care about him, Travis makes a series of very sharp snare hits that sounds exactly like someone knocking on a door...but with the rest of the drum track and Mark and Tom's loud Bass+Guitar playing, it's easy to miss it...easy enough that I've never heard anyone else talk about it in the 7 years since the song came out.

I don't know if he did that on purpose, but knowing how much psychologists talk about how any outreach to a suicidal person will more often than not be enough to snap them out of the depression (at least for a short time), that makes the knock at the door turn that song into 100X more effectively depressing than it already was.

For me, in those few places, Travis took his instrument and made it, not just part of the music, but part of the story.

and that is genius...

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Or maybe his left hand spazzed out for a moment.

I'mj confused though, are you saying that Barker mimicking these knock on the door makes it more depressing to listen to for someone who's suicidal, or that it works to reach out to someone who's already suicidally depressed? And what's wrong with a Leonard Cohen album and a bottle of red wine these days?
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Old 08-17-2007, 03:48 PM
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Whoa, you mean he actually mimmicked someone knocking on a door with his drums? WOW! He is a genius!

Sorry... Bad mood... No love this morning.
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Travis Barker is an awesome drummer and for people to say that he is not versatile and that he only plays punk music is crap. he is very musical and plays a lot of hip-hop, his drumming is featured with some of todays hottest artists. If you think he's over rated, "who cares" he is not a self absorbed person what-so-ever and never suggested that he was the greatest or fastest drummer. He is doing his job and that is to play drums.
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