Wednesday, February 18, 2009

As if there was any debate...

IGN featured Travis in their "10 Great Punk Drummers" list.

"Although he's become a reality show star and tabloid target in the last few years, that doesn't mean Travis Barker still isn't one of the greatest drummers the punk world has yet to birth. In the span of a 3-minute pop/punk song, he'll rock as hard as a death metal drummer in one section while flipping it over to a jazz styled backbeat the next. His fluidity knows no boundaries. It's no wonder he looks up to forward-thinking musicians like Stewart Copeland (The Police) for inspiration. If you really want to hear Barker let loose, seek out Blink-182's The Mark, Tom and Travis Show. On the disc it's almost like someone told the guy he had one night left to play before he died; it's that relentless."

You can check out the rest of the list, and a live performance of "Aliens Exist" here.

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