Well i agree people should admire people for more than just speed but i think travis is great but not just for his speed so not all teens are like that lol.
Zardoz said:All I have to say is............remember when some of you were really young/naive and didn't know jack squat about music? You'll probably say "yes" and then remember that you were praising drummers like Peter Criss, Nick Mason and Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) back when you were a wee little lad and now thinking to yourself "Wow.......I was way off." Well, kids are still doing the same thing today.
The videos that beatsMcGee posted were entertaining, nothing mind-blowing, but then again is that what he's trying to do? Somehow I doubt it. When your fanbase is mostly young teenage girls, you could sit there and do triplets all day and they'll spill blood for it. However, the solo vid on this site of him coming up from the floor is just embarrassing. I think that should be removed. It's cool he uses electronic samples in that, but he should probably ask Mr. Peart or Jimbo (if you don't know then leave this site now) how to really use them.
Barker is a great punk drummer, there's no doubt about that. I enjoy his playing on that Boxcar Racer cd the most. He gets really creative in some of his parts, especially since.....hello!!!! It's punk music for God's sake.....not Zappa or Benny Goodman. I give him kudos for not just playing fast crap beats.
Is he the best drummer in the history of music? No, but y'know what? He's the most popular now, so of course you're going to get all the naive people following that schtick of "omg dude he's on MTV all the time. he's the best drummer ever. like like, he's awesome."
well, the whole thing that his style changes everything....its very true. i think that since the transplants are no longer together, and blink broke up, heh will concentrate on this thing with mark, but it wont last very long, because the punk style drumming fits him very well, also, stu you said that the rudiments didnt do anything for you; that was a total marching thing, and i wish that travis would have not gone to the aquabats( in an alternate reality, of course) and instead gone to DCI because i follow that kind of stuff, and he would have been amazing to see where he would have been nowStu_Strib said:Well in all fairness, repetition is good for one's opinion about Travis. His "tinkering" fills, with the little off-beat cymbal bell hits and stuff is kind of infectious. The more you listen the more you like.
I like Greenday and Bowling for Soup type punk drumming better (simpler, less busy).
That snare outro thing on "lost without you" doesn't do anything for me. I've never been a big rudimental snare fan anyway, so....
Again, my sole problem with his playing is just differences in taste, and people's tendancy to idolize him.
I wonder what he's gonna do next (now that blink is dead) and how his drumming style will fit into it?
tambian89 said:Anyone hear that song " Not Now " (I'm pretty sure that's the name) - Travis does soem pretty cool stuff there. He really uses the rudiments in almost all of his parts....or at least it seems that way.
that the new plus 44 song? he doesn't have much to do with it, but it is pretty cool i think. i think he could have done more at the end, but that may have spoiled the song. not sure.tambian89 said:Anyone hear that song " Not Now " (I'm pretty sure that's the name) - Travis does soem pretty cool stuff there. He really uses the rudiments in almost all of his parts....or at least it seems that way.
um, well no actually. physical yes but skill wise not at all.All of his songs are incredibly hard to play
i'm sure a lot of people will offer alternative greats. he is good but 'the best' is a beast best left untouched.punk drummer probably ever
this i agree with. comparing travis to wekl for example is like comparing chocolate cake to steamed lobster. both are delicious but so completely unrelated.I have a lot of repect for him, and a lot of people compare him to people that dont play his style which is a false analogy.
I heartily second that. And I don't even really delve into this genre too heavily.NUTHA JASON said:well i cannot say that i have seen all of what travis does but everything i've heard i can cover or learn to cover pretty quickly.
yeah. there are bigger hills to climb.And I don't even really delve into this genre too heavily.
ja better punk drummer than travis. what about Frank Edwin Wright III. he is pretty sharp.
know who he is? travis says he likes this guys drumming.