Talk:Travis (band)

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loser-ish term[edit]

"and also a loser-ish kid" ?

I've lived all my life in Scotland, and never heard this term. Plus, it doesn't appear to be particularly relevant to the article about the band. Any objections to me removing it? -anon.

We Are Monkeys[edit]

I have the bitch in the Middle soundtrack, which has the track "We Are Monkeys." Am I correct in interpreting this song as a mockery of the theory of evolution from a theist's POV? "You're a fool to believe anymore, so believe you're a monkey… One day soon they're gonna end up in a monkey stew" (hell)… Any ideas? Garrett Albright 07:31, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

I think it's more the POV that we all think to be better but we are only monkeys when you look closely. Kinda reminds me and others of The Beatles' "Obladi..."
On a side note: I can't see Travis defending a theist's POV. Just have a look at the lyrics of "Pipe Dreams", where it says "I'd pray to God if there was heaven (...)". They usually don't seem to be very eager to include theistic viewpoints into their songs. --SoWhy 13:47, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

Non wiki text[edit]

If noone objects, I am going to change some of the article, especially the bands music style section. It reeks of dodgy music journo style writing, and it isnt suitable for wikipedia. Claims such as 'Travis music is very hard to pigeonhole' are also not true, as their music is very easy to pigeonhole in my opinion. As I said, I will leave it for a bit in case someone objects. Adamshappy 07:57, 16 October 2006 (UTC)

Several things to say[edit]

Whatever information you like and know about the formation years of the band - please, we have reference sites and official ones that clarify this information better. And last, but not least, try not to put any kind of information that is plainly redundant or over-explanative. This isn't the right place for that kind of information. This is a Wikipedia article, not a fan page or user fan-vehicle.

Second, stop putting the Macca name at Nigel Godrich producing list. Nigel Godrich is a longtime associate of Beck, Travis and Radiohead. That's it. His other projects are offshots, which just doesn't deserve a fucking mention here.

And third, please, don't make me come again and fix the same shit you tend to make. Because I just plain hate it. I hate to come and fix the same mistakes again and again. I just plain hate it. So either reform or either stop working on this article.

Thank you for your time and regards: Painbearer 15:59, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

The Beautiful Occupation[edit]

"The Beautiful Occupation – a track about terrorist bombings in Spain, not the war in Iraq"

Is this true? I'm not certain that it isn't so I won't change it. However, if it is, perhaps it should be referenced and the song page should be changed as well since the other meaning is used there.
Ben467 20:05, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Boy with no name[edit]

I clicked the link at the top of the page and created the article The Boy with no Name, without realising that it didn't have the right capitalisation, I can't move it - only joined today - can someone help out? Cheers Ljrmorgan 17:44, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Someone's fixed it - thanks Ljrmorgan 17:57, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

The Boy With No Name + Nigel Godrich[edit]

Gigwise says "Although the band produced the album themselves, they turned to long-term collaborator and Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich for some advice." (http://www.gigwise.com/news.asp?contentid=27454) Now what that probably means is that Nigel Godrich is responsible for some minor co-production. And I'm not sure if that warrants calling him the producer, or really even listing him as producer in the album page.  ??? Gamiar 21:25, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Under the Moonlight writing credits[edit]

The page reads "According to Jools Holland, KT Tunstall co-wrote, sang in and played backing on the track "Under The Moonlight". And while Jools is correct that she sang and played backing on the track, the song was actually written by Susie Hug (solo performing singer/songwriter who founded the group the Katydids). Fran Healy helped to produce her album "A is for Album" and they liked her song "Under the Moonlight" so much they put it on "The Boy With No Name".


This is referenced on her myspace page ( http://www.myspace.com/susiehug ) as well as the songwriting credits attached to the song on the album.

Lawbaw 15:32, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Klaus? Wtf, is this true?[edit]

I highly doubt that there's a new member of the band named Klaus... is there anyone who can prove or disprove this strange rumour?

Cleas is just touring with the band; they need a pianist/keyboardist as none of them play piano. I think his name is spelt Cleas, not Klaus, although both are used in the article... Placid Carrot 13:10, 18 June 2007 (UTC)
Maybe it's just conjecture (and OR), but I was at the Chicago show on 7/21/2007 and Claus's name was spelled as "Claus." They even had it in lights. Rstandefer 19:43, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for clearing that up, it was just the style of the way it was written w/ no last name included or any thing to prove it might be true that made me doubt it. But, I believe it now, so we're all set! Thanks

I can also confirm that, it was the same in Germany at Rock am Ring ;) --Eyesglare 21:44, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

His name is spelt Claes Björklund, but the band calls him "Claus". Should it be edited in the article? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.215.130.51 (talk) 16:48, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Indie pop[edit]

Who here agrees that Travis can be considered indie pop? their music can compare to the likes of maritime, and is indie sounding but not edgy like rock its much more on the pop side. Selfish jean, battleships, why does it always rain on me, my eyes, new amsterdam, flowers in the window and so on fit into indie pop.

i also think it makes more sense for travis than soft rock does.

loveyourfaithLoveyourfaith (talk) 12:49, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

We cannot agree on anything, that would be original research. They are described as "alternative rock" and "britpop" in various reliable sources and that is our sole criterion. Thus I changed it back to these two terms. Regards SoWhy 13:26, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Son of Rambow?[edit]

I really can't recall seeing the band anywhere in Son of Rambow (although I wasn't watching closely for them, admittedly) and they are certainly not listed on imdb. Has someone got a source for this fact? Crgn (talk) 11:09, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Name Question[edit]

I have one question: Does the name of this band mean sth? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.253.95.118 (talkcontribs)

It's the name of the main character in the movie Paris, Texas. Regards SoWhy 11:12, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks —Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.253.95.118 (talkcontribs)
No problem. Please do not remove content when adding a response in future. Regards SoWhy 14:25, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

This should be mentionned somewhere in the article, no? A legit reference is their bio at rhapsody.com, but I can't think of where to put it in the article. -M.Nelson (talk) 16:38, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

CfD[edit]

Category:Travis (band) (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs) has been nominated for deletion. Views welcome at the discussion page. Occuli (talk) 17:10, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

Upcoming album/2009 tour[edit]

Travis have mentioned that their next album will be written on their North American tour 09/10, if anyone wants to add that. [1] Starks Hayter (talk) 21:44, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

What happened to the Chris Martin quote[edit]

About Coldplay being a poor man's Travis. This was interesting. And it's gone now. What's the deal? Vranak (talk) 20:41, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

I cannot remember seeing such a quote. If it existed, it was probably removed for being unsourced. If you remember the exact text, you could use WikiBlame to find when it was removed. Regards SoWhy 21:04, 15 May 2010 (UTC)
Ah well it used to be here, and it's rather true to boot. No matter. Vranak (talk) 22:26, 15 May 2010 (UTC)