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Beware Of Mr. Baker

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BEWARE OF MR. BAKER 'Cream' drummer, Ginger Baker
Snag Films

Beware of Mr. Baker

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
92 minutes
Limited Release Date:
11/28/12
performer:
Bob Adcock, Tony Allen, Carmine Appice
director:
Jay Bulger
distributor:
SnagFilms
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Keith Moon died before he got old, but Ginger Baker, the other legendary wild-man drummer of British rock, lived to be a cranky, clear-eyed old man. Beware of Mr. Baker stays true to his recklessly free spirit. Spitting obscenities at the film’s director, Jay Bulger, Baker recalls his days as: the ’60s thrash caveman who gave Cream and Blind Faith their transcendent power surge; the pioneer of druggy hotel-room rampages; and the damaged purist who left the pop world for Africa. The movie salutes the rhythms and the wreckage. B+