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The drum god who lost the plot,
This review is from: Ginger Baker: Hellraiser (Hardcover)
As a drummer myself, Ginger was my hero in the 60s and still was until I read this. He comes across as conceited, egotistical and practically proud of his Junkie status. In fact the "Junkie vocabulary" becomes very tedious as did his constant womanising.
I wanted to read how he developed his unique and brilliant style of playing but it was pretty much glossed over in favour of obsessive rants about jack Bruce and where the next fix would come from.
Ironically he sacked a potential biographer for wanting to write about his sex and drugs episodes. Well that's the prime theme here along with Polo - drumming is very much secondary