Snag Films
Owen Gleiberman
November 30, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

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+

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