January 25, 2012
Studio: Snag Films
Director: Jay Bulger
MPAA Rating: N/A
Starring: Lars Ulrich, Mickey Hart, Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Chad Smith, Carlos Santana, Charlie Watts, Jack Bruce, Steve Winwood, Max Weinberg, Femi Kuti, Neal Peart, Stewart Copeland, John Lydon
Copyright Holder: N/A
Official website: BewareofMrBaker.com
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. With every smash of the drum is a man smashing through life, and smashing the filmmaker's nose on the last day of filming.