At home with rock ‘n’ roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream’s legendary scarlet-manned, hell-raising drummer. This no-holds-barred, sad, and hilarious portrait of the man referred to as rock’s first great drummer (and perhaps still its best) lets him tell his own story, intercut with footage of his continent-hopping life, from London to L.A., Nigeria, Italy, South Africa, and (way) beyond. Baker may have broken the mold musically, but his violent, dyspeptic mood swings, fueled by a multi-decade heroin addiction, went a long way to making him persona non grata even among the music greats who still revere his work. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Charlie Watts, Lars Ulrich, Baker’s 4 wives, and 3 grown children all have something to say about him: “He’s a force of nature,” “he’s the greatest drummer any of us had ever heard,” “he’s mad,” and “he’s fairly consistently horrible” are just a few of them.
“An incredible new documentary.” – Andy Greene, rollingstone.com
“A Rock Demigod. The wildly beating heart of Cream. Formidable and occasionally terrifying.” – Franz Lidz, The NY Times
“Captivating! A must-see film.”
– Margaret Barton-Fumo, Filmcomment.com￼
Now Available on DVD, Digital and On Demand
Official Website: www.bewareofmrbaker.com