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The Rev
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Transplants are an American punk rock/hip hop band. They formed in 1999 when Tim Armstrong of the band Rancid played his friend and roadie Rob Aston some beats he had made using Pro Tools and asked Rob if he would consider contributing lyrics. Initially, Tim played all the instruments himself but as the project grew, he invited musician friends such as Matt Freeman (Rancid), Lars Frederiksen (Rancid), Craig Fairbaugh, and Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) to add to the sound. Before long, Tim and Rob decided to officially form a band, but to make things complete, they wanted a drummer, so Travis Barker from blink-182 was asked to join in 2002.

Tim first became inspired to work with loops and samples after being introduced to London's speed/garage scene by Kerrang! magazine writer Mörat in the mid-90s.

The group's music is a combination of hip hop, reggae, drum n bass, dub, and punk, but not necessarily all at once. Although many are used sparingly throughout the album, punk and rap remain as the prominent styles. Lyrically, Rob Aston describes their songs as ranging from topics such as murder ("Quick Death"Wink to the passing of a loved one ("Sad But True"Wink to failed friendships ("We Trusted You"Wink.


Members
Main line up
Tim Armstrong (Rancid, Operation Ivy) - guitar/vocals
Rob Aston (A.K.A. Skinhead Rob) - vocals
Travis Barker (blink-182, (+44), Box Car Racer, The Aquabats, Expensive Taste) - drums

Touring members
Craig Fairbaugh - guitar
Matt Freeman - bass guitar

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January 15th, 2007 at 09:52pm
Why the hell am I the first reply to this?

The Transplants are amazing. <3333

Anyone agree?
The Rev
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January 16th, 2007 at 09:47pm
I do. Very Happy
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February 9th, 2007 at 03:22am
I liked Diamonds and Guns.. and that's about as far as it goes.

Tim Armstrong is amazing. And that's really the only reason I gave them a chance in the first place. I liked them for a while but I got over them pretty fast. Just not my kind of band...
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March 6th, 2007 at 11:13pm
Tim Armstrong's voice gets on my nerves a little.


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March 7th, 2007 at 01:42am
Tom Blinks Me.:
Tim Armstrong's voice gets on my nerves a little.


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LOL.

I prefer him in Rancid tbh.
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March 7th, 2007 at 01:43am
Heartbreak Kid:
("Quick Death"Wink to the passing of a loved one ("Sad But True"Wink to failed friendships ("We Trusted You"Wink.




LMFOALMFOLAMOFMAOFM Wink
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March 10th, 2007 at 05:58am
Well not my favorite band, but I enjoy listening to them. Con
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March 23rd, 2007 at 08:59pm
I used to not really like them too much but now I completely love them Con
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April 7th, 2007 at 03:57pm
Tim Armstrong is the definition of punk. He does what he wants, and doesn't give a damn what you think about it. I loved their first album, and the second one had its moments, overall it was okay. Psyched for the new Rancid album.
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