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#1
People keep talking about how good of a drummer Travis Barker is, i've heard many people claim he is just as good as John Bonham, Neil Peart, or Keith Moon. What I ask is of some of UG's opinions opinions on this, and maybe some from any who may drum? Is it just hype because most of the people I know are only limited to mostly punk or mainstream. UG, GO!
#2
I would need to hear him play some more complex stuff then Blink 182.
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#4
well considering he learned 20 songs in two hours when he first jammed with blink, i'd say he's pretty good. but then again, blink's pop-punk, and those are really straight-forward beats.
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#5
I think he's lame. I figured out his solo on that one dvd in about five minutes.

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Honestly, he's good at rudiments...but that's it. Pathetic really. His 6-piece set in +44 has some rudiments played on it like some stupid rolls and a dumbass fill (ooh...floor tom, snare, floor tom, crash...creative) and he's called good. I personally think there are many worse than him, but SO many more better
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Travis Barker sucks balls.

This is about what he does when he's drumming, not what he's doing on his days off.
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I think Travis is a DECENT drummer, not great. He's certainly not as good as Bonham, Peart, or Moon.
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#10
Travis Barker is pretty good, not amazing, but good enough where I could see where other people are coming from.(i enjoy blink182)


but danny carrey will poop on any drummer
#11
From what I've seen he's really good, he has some skills but he plays with emotion which is a bit weird, he makes the drums sound bigger and more powerful, it's hard to describe, but it's like what the Police's drummer does, he has a ****-load of energy.
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#12
hes really good at the music he plays, but hes not good at complex drumming.
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#13
the drummer in my band is wayy better in my opinion. the only reason why "Soulja boy travis barker remix" is epic is because of the intense electric guitar. his drumming isnt even that great in that. just loud, thats all. so i think hes really good, but there are definitely people who are wayy better
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Honestly, he's good at rudiments...but that's it. Pathetic really. His 6-piece set in +44 has some rudiments played on it like some stupid rolls and a dumbass fill (ooh...floor tom, snare, floor tom, crash...creative) and he's called good. I personally think there are many worse than him, but SO many more better


After watching the Ghost Reveries bonus DVD, I Lopez.
Barker is an average drummer, nothing special.
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#15
He really is that great, I hate to admit it because I don;t like Blink and + 44 is mediocre but this is what distinguishes god drummers from great drummers.

When you hear them play by them selves you can tell, its _________ Professional drummers I am talking about)

Barker is one of those guys, high energy, insanely talented, and fluent and clean as hell. I play myself and I think he is awesome.

EDIT: Homie played with one arm during most of teh +44 tour because he broke teh other one
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#16
i think he's good for his genre......but cmon now..you can't compare him to danny carey of tool.....
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#17
Travis Barker is pretty freakin' awesome.

John Bonham is (or I suppose was) SO overrated.
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I think he's lame. I figured out his solo on that one dvd in about five minutes.

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+ big fat 1

he's great my best mate (who drums) watches his vid lessons.

i love the 'play double kick without with one kick'
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#19
The only thing more annoying is people gushing over John Bonhom. Bonzo didn't do anything that good. He just hit really hard.
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#20
This is mostly what I thought, because the people who think this, their music vocabulary usually isnt the best and cant distinguish complex and structure, from that of playing as fast as they can with dumb fills and such.
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After watching the Ghost Reveries bonus DVD, I Lopez.
Barker is an average drummer, nothing special.


, yes Lopez is astounding...I need to go to Sweden to watch his local band play...

But, Martin > Travis and pretty much most drummers (in my opinion)
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Travis Barker is pretty freakin' awesome.

John Bonham is (or I suppose was) SO overrated.



NO


JOHN BONHAM IS NOT OVERRATED, YOU TAKE THAT BACK.

Seriously John Boham was insanely insane
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The only thing more annoying is people gushing over John Bonhom. Bonzo didn't do anything that good. He just hit really hard.


you can't tell me moby dick isn't impressive...? like don't get me wrong I see where your coming from but a lot of Zeppelin drumming takes high stamina and some really quirky things.

I personally am nbot a big fan of Danny Carey, perfect example of original but boring ( my opinion **** off I'm not some n00b) He things that by using deep steel floor toms and math he is something revolutionary. Then again I think Tool is an overrated turd, but whatever.
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#25
I saw him play one handed and smoke a ciggarette during a +44 show

I was amazed.

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#26
As far as technical skill, yes there are lots better, but as far as doing exactly what is needed for Blink 182, he is very creative. I liked his work, haven't heard and +44 so I can't say on that.
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I liked what he did with a few rap songs where he added drum/guitar to the background
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you can't tell me moby dick isn't impressive...? like don't get me wrong I see where your coming from but a lot of Zeppelin drumming takes high stamina and some really quirky things.

I personally am nbot a big fan of Danny Carey, perfect example of original but boring ( my opinion **** off I'm not some n00b) He things that by using deep steel floor toms and math he is something revolutionary. Then again I think Tool is an overrated turd, but whatever.

No, the only thing I really thought that was impressive about Moby Dick was that he would hit those drums with his hands. I didn't think it was that great of a solo. There wasn't much of a rhythm to it, when I see a drummer solo, I like to see a rhythm to it, not just random drum hitting, which is what it seemed like to me. I'm not a huge Danny Carey fan, either, though. I'm more into various jazz drummers, and of course.. Tony Verderosa, or VFX. He was the guy in that old Twix commercial with the electronic drum kit. Youtube him, he's friggin' amazing. He does electronic music with a drum kit! OMG!
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Travis Barker is pretty freakin' awesome.

John Bonham is (or I suppose was) SO overrated.

I have to say I agree with both of these statements. I'm not a Led Zeppelin fan, and I liked Blink (not the untitled album so much...), and +44 is listenable, I suppose.
Not to say Led Zeppelin aren't talented musicians, I just like Blink's music more.
And for all of you who think Travis sucks, look up "travis barker snare solo" on youtube.

Pretty awesome.
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#32
He's better than a lot of drummers in his genre, but he's not amazing or anything.
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#33
sometimes its about knowing what to play and putting a twist on it e.g Adams song great song drum wise, weird but it fits the music

Holy **** I can't believe I am defending Travis Barker right now........
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From what I've seen he's really good, he has some skills but he plays with emotion which is a bit weird, he makes the drums sound bigger and more powerful, it's hard to describe, but it's like what the Police's drummer does, he has a ****-load of energy.

if compared to Meg White,Travis is god.
#35
Bill Bruford is a much better drummer than anyone named in this thread. And Pat Mastelotto is quite good as well.
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I have to say I agree with both of these statements. I'm not a Led Zeppelin fan, and I liked Blink (not the untitled album so much...), and +44 is listenable, I suppose.
Not to say Led Zeppelin aren't talented musicians, I just like Blink's music more.
And for all of you who think Travis sucks, look up "travis barker snare solo" on youtube.

Pretty awesome.

Seen it. Look up John Blackwell.
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#38
john Bonham was an amazing drummer. He loved to **** with the beat of the song, extend it, add an extra beat here and there. I mean listen to the Ocean, or Poor Tom. And that is just his studio work. Their live stuff was much more extended and altered, especially rythmically. There is a reason they broke up after he died.
#39
I think that John Bonham was a powerful drummer, he gave Zeppelin what it needed. As far as technicality I cannot say as I am not a drummer but I like what he played. He seems as if he has structure, not random fills and rolls like alot of bands I see.
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No, the only thing I really thought that was impressive about Moby Dick was that he would hit those drums with his hands. I didn't think it was that great of a solo. There wasn't much of a rhythm to it, when I see a drummer solo, I like to see a rhythm to it, not just random drum hitting, which is what it seemed like to me. I'm not a huge Danny Carey fan, either, though. I'm more into various jazz drummers, and of course.. Tony Verderosa, or VFX. He was the guy in that old Twix commercial with the electronic drum kit. Youtube him, he's friggin' amazing. He does electronic music with a drum kit! OMG!



If you like jazz drummers check out Billy Cobham he has an interesting twang if you ask me.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=vKYGa8A9Fog

I checked out Verderosa, can't say I was blown away but it was pretty trippy some of the stuff he did.
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