According to RollingStone.com, RUSH‘s Neil Peart, Eric Clapton, SEX PISTOLS‘ Johnny Rotten, Carlos Santana and THE ROLLING STONES‘ Charlie Watts appear in Jay Bulger‘s documentary on legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker called “Beware Of Mr. Baker”. The documentary will screen multiple times at SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas beginning March 10.
“Beware Of Mr. Baker” 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, and countless groundbreaking musical works, eventually settling in South Africa, where the 73-year-old lives with his young bride and 39 polo ponies.
If you’ve got a problem with Ginger Baker, go ahead and hit him in the nose. He’d welcome it. “I ain’t gonna sue you. I’m gonna hit you back,” the crazy drummer tells the camera in this trailer for the new documentary Beware of Mr. Baker, which screens multiple times at SXSW in Austin beginning March 10th. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Carlos Santana, Charlie Watts and Neil Peart are just a few of the legendary musicians who attest to the musical gift of the drummer, best known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith before discovering the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti. Most of them can also vouch for Baker’s ferocious approach to life. “Maybe you have to be a little mad to play the way he does,” says Marky Ramone.
A “Beware Of Mr. Baker” preview clip can be seen below.