Beware of Mr. Baker

Beware of Mr. Baker

Facts

Genre
Documentary
Year
2012
Status
Completed
Director
Jay Bulger
Producer
Andrew S. Karsch, Fisher Stevens
Writer
Jay Bulger
Cast
Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Marky Ramone, Carlos Santana

Logline

In this documentary Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, Carlos Santana and others talk about rock’s maddest of madmen, Ginger Baker, who many say invented rock drumming.

Synopsis

Ginger Baker is known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith, but the world's greatest drummer didn’t hit his stride until 1972, when he arrived in Nigeria and discovered Fela Kuti's Afrobeat. After leaving Nigeria, Ginger returned to his pattern of drug-induced self-destruction, eventually settling in South Africa, where the 73-year-old lives with his young bride and 39 polo ponies. This documentary includes interviews with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Carlos Santana and more. Beware of Mr. Baker! With every smash of the drum is a man smashing through life, and smashing the filmmaker’s nose on the last day of filming.