Steward Copeland is very clear about it: "He is a motherfucker. That's it. He personally is what drums are all about". Others call him mad. A "fucking dope addict", and a "loveable rogue". Chad Smith describes him as looking like the devil. He is als called the world's greatest drummer. Who are they talking about? Ginger Baker, former Cream drummer.
Ginger - born Peter Edward Baker in South London, UK in 1939 - is a lot of different things to a lot of people.
Best proof is 'Beware of Mr. Baker', the new rockumentary about the famous drummer that will premiere at SxSW in Austin on March 10.
The film is also featuring Featuring Carmine Appice, Mickey Hart, Nick Mason, Neil Peart, Lars Ulrich, Bill Ward, Charlie Watts and many others. There’s a wealthy dose of archival footage of Ginger pounding the skins, too.
Watch the 'Beware of Mr. Baker' trailer via Rolling Stone magazine: