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Beware Of Mr Baker (DVD),
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Beware Of Mr Baker is a film that tells the story of Ginger Baker warts and all with a few exceptions where Ginger clearly did not want told in the film. I can imagine he was not an easy man to interview and at the time of the film making Ginger was clearly not a happy man as he was about to lose his horses and home.
Ginger made some terrible mistakes in his life and has trouble discussing these or simply does not discuss them. I like the honesty and the interviews with his family and friends, that is what makes this film so interesting as does the magnificent video footage of Baker in action with Cream, his other musical projects and one session that I found mesmerising was the playing he did in Africa in the early 1970s, that clearly was some of his most exciting musical work and its a shame he did not put more into this and create a whole new chapter in his career.
Ginger Baker seems to be a very angry and difficult man to deal with but at times you can see he is also a bit of a softy when he wants to be.
I was hoping personally for some complete footage of some of his best music and some discussion about his time with Hawkwind and BBM that does not get a mention apart from the cover of BBM.
The DVD I am reviewing is the USA version. This DVD does not contain any extra footage or anything else and does not have subtitles which I found annoying as I had trouble hearing Gingers voice at times.