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Travis Barker - Give The Drummer Some

Amy Bangs
Amy Bangs 21 March 2011 at 16.21

Travis Barker - Give The Drummer Some Cover

Blink-182 sticksman debuts his solo project with a little help from some friends...

Being such an influential rock drummer, it’s hard not to approach this expecting more of a crossover sound, but treat Travis Barker’s debut like an eclectic hip-hop record and it won’t disappoint. With understated instrumental sampling, this shows Barker’s talents at their strongest, with his innovative beats and fills built on by countless guest vocalists and instrumentalists, including Pharrell, Slash, Snoop Dogg, Tom Morello, Cypress Hill and Lupe Fiasco. Its slick production works with the hook-heavy ‘Carry It’ and ‘Jump Down’, but mutes the longer arrangements on ‘Devil’s Got A Hold’ and ‘Cool Head’ a little (they’re still good, though).

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