Location: Chapter, Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE
Time: 92 mins
Director: Jay Bulger
Stars: Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton, Stewart Copeland, Liz Finch,Ginette Baker, Jack Bruce, Charlie Watts, Pete Brown, Chip Stern, Neil Peart, Bill Ward, Chad Smith, Carmine Appice, Nick Mason, Bob Adcock,Leda Baker, Mickey Hart, Steve Winwood, Simon Kirke, Bonnie Bramlett
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At home with rock 'n' roll monster Ginger Baker, Cream's legendary scarlet-maned, hell-raising drummer. This no-holds-barred, sad, and hilarious portrait of the man referred to as rock's first great drummer lets him tell his own story, intercut with footage of his continent-hopping life, from London to L.A., Nigeria, Italy, South Africa, and (way) beyond. Baker may have broken the mold musically, but his violent, dyspeptic mood swings, fuelled by a multi-decade heroin addiction, went a long way to making him persona non grata even among the music greats who still revere his work. Eric Clapton, Johnny Rotten, Charlie Watts, and Lars Ulrich, Baker's 4 wives, and 3 grown children all have something to say about him: "He's a force of nature," "he's the greatest drummer any of us had ever heard," "he's mad," and "he's fairly consistently horrible" are just a few of them.