Talk:Days of the New

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I have no idea why this page is attracting so much vandalism today, but I've protected it on the good version for now. Adam Bishop 9 July 2005 02:29 (UTC)

Not just today. It has been vandalized consistently for the last week or so. -- LGagnon July 9, 2005 03:43 (UTC)

It may be useful to ban some IP addresses if this is going to continue on like this. Of course, if Wikipedia simply stopped letting anonmymous editors wreck the articles we'd probably not have this problem (but that is an issue for Wikipedia as a whole, not this article). -- LGagnon 22:33, July 18, 2005 (UTC)

Proposed Changes[edit]

Days of the New shouldn't be called 'Post Grunge'. Admittedly their first album was knockoff of Alice in Chains Unplugged, however the following two albums are extremely diverse. 'Green' (the 2nd DOTN album) had everything from galloping horse percussion to a full orchestral backing, to Tribal chanting. It is a concept album. 'Red' continued in this vein, although it is not quite as sprawling. Furthermore Days of the New *is* Travis Meeks. Even on the first album, every song was written and sung by him. He also provided at least 90% of the the acoustic guitar on that album. Hence, I don't think the references to Tantric even need to be here in a capacity exceeding a footnote.

I think if you feel the need to tack a label on every band, DOTN falls more under prog rock than anything else. -- scylla

Ahem, none of those make a band or album "prog." - Ong Bak
Well, you can try editing it now - I unprotected it, as it has been 10 days and the vandals should be gone by now. Adam Bishop 23:45, 28 July 2005 (UTC)
You did admit, however, that they were an AiC knock-off at first. Thus, there should be at least some reference to this in the article. At the very least it could mention that they started as a post-grunge band. -- LGagnon 00:32, July 29, 2005 (UTC)
Personally I think that Days of the New have a lot more influence from Metallica than from Alice in Chains. You are basing your judgments only on the voice, but it's like saying that Creed is a rip-off of Pearl Jam, but they're actually another completely different type of music. I agree with the term 'Post-Grunge' but I think that 'Neo-Grunge' it's a better term.- Stahn
Travis gives the band the classification of World Music, and I agree. It is broad enough to encapsulate the different genres that the band has been venturing into.- Fwc83 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fwc83 (talkcontribs) 13:37, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

This isn't really of much importance, but "The Downtown" is linked to, as near as I can tell, a totally unrelated Wiki page. Is that where it should be linked?--Rezanow 23:23, 2 June 2006 (UTC)

More vandalism[edit]

Well, it's protected again now, and I suppose we will have to leave it like this indefinitely. Adam Bishop 05:06, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

As I said before, one of Wikipedia's greatest weaknesses is that it allows anonymous editing. As long as that is allowed, we will always have problems like this. It's too bad Jimbo or someone in charge doesn't simply force editors to sign in before editing so that he can save Wikipedia a world of pain. -- LGagnon 20:40, August 1, 2005 (UTC)
I don't think that would solve anything. There are plenty of anonymous editors who do not vandalize, and plenty of logged-in editors who do. Adam Bishop 21:10, 1 August 2005 (UTC)
And yet from what I've seen 90% of all vandalism is anonymous. Yes, logged-in editors can vandalize, but there is less incentive to do so when you have an account. -- LGagnon 21:48, August 1, 2005 (UTC)

Rewritten (now reverted) version[edit]

I rewrote a large portion of this article earlier, which has now been reverted with this summary: "revert; when you rewrite an article, do not delete information - improve it". While in the rewriting process, some information was removed, much of it was concerned primarily with Travis Meeks' individual projects, which don't really belong on the Days of the New page, because they are/were his projects as an individual, not as Days of the New. I don't want to start a revert or edit war, but there is a lot of information in this article that isn't concerned with the band, which should be removed (and added to the page for Meeks, where appropriate). —LrdChaos 23:56, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Ok, that is understandable. My problem was that there was no justification given at the time of editing. Usually, when a full rewrite is done it helps to mention why on the talk page. That said, at least the "where are they now" info should be there, as it helps the reader understand the band's possible future (make it a small summary if you wish). -- LGagnon 00:28, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
Thanks. I've taken your advice and added a "Today" section which gives a little bit about what some of the former band members have gone onto do, as well as the short version of what Travis has been up to. I'll also remember to mention it when I make a big edit next time (which I usually remember to do ...). —LrdChaos 00:45, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

"Red" Album[edit]

Does anyone know why the Red album carries the Explicit Content warning? I have found no offensive lyrics or artwork. --Vertigo

Mostly because of the song "Words".

"Purple" is a solo album?[edit]

[Meeks] is presently seeking a new record label for a new solo acoustic album, tentatively titled Purple.

Since when was it a solo album? Where did this information come from? The Days of the New Fan Club website doesn't say anything about Travis embarking on a solo career, or parting ways with the remaining members of the band, or anything like that. - User:SeanQuixote | talk | my contribs 07:51, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Touring members[edit]

Why is it that this article is constantly getting names added and removed to the "touring members" sections. It makes me suspect that the whole section is a load of crap. Adam Bishop (talk) 17:56, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Because, Travis plays with many different musicians, and what started as an easy list became much trickier as the years progressed. It may not be practical anymore, but it is all accurate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:36, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Lead Singer Was on Intervention[edit]

Just thought I'd put it out there that Meeks was on one of the earlier seasons of Intervention. Do the research. It's all there. It was a very depressing episode. Thanks, Shayne Bono

Isn't the band actually from Louisville?[edit]

It is my understanding that Meeks moved to Louisville and the band started from there. What am I missing? Stevie is the man! TalkWork 15:38, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

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