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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Ginger Baker
Eric Clapton
Jack Bruce.
Directors
Jay Bulger.
Screenwriters
Running Time
92 minutes

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Beware Of Mr. Baker
The drum diaries


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Plot
Even by rock drummer standards, Cream's Ginger Baker, a kind of Keith Moon with the handbrake off, was a brilliantly iconoclastic character. This documentary tells his story.


Review
Beware Of Mr. Baker
Adroitly melding interview, animation and archive footage, this is an affectionate but unflinching portrait of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, who is pugnaciously impenitent about his musical legacy and tempestuous private life. A fascinating and refreshingly unrosy treat for ’60s nostalgics.


Verdict
Like Spinal Tap's more seriously older brother, Jay Bulger's fond but unsparingly honest film is a treat for fans and music lovers. A juicy slice of rock history.


Reviewed by Patrick Peters

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