By Clark Collis
Updated January 23, 2013 at 05:36 PM EST
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You’ve got to love a documentary that begins with the film’s subject trying to break the director’s nose. Well, okay, maybe you don’t — but those who think they might enjoy such a thing would be well-advised to check out Jay Bulger’s terrific movie about ex-Cream drummer and all-round madman Ginger Baker, the appropriately titled Beware of Mr. Baker which distributor SnagFilms is platforming out to cinemas across the country from this Friday.

EW’s Owen Gleiberman praised the rock doc for “saluting the rhythms and the wreckage” of Baker’s life and the movie boasts testimony about both from such folks as John Lydon, Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland, Neil Peart, Lars Ulrich, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Baker’s Cream bandmates Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton.

You can watch an exclusive extended excerpt of the film’s interview with Clapton below and, beneath that, check out the (foul-mouthed) Beware of Mr. Baker trailer.

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