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Beware of Mr Baker

I'm not always in the mood for watching music documentaries. I certainly wasn't on Saturday night when all I wanted to watch was The Voice and stuff myself full of Caribbean takeaway, but ho hum, such is life I guess.


I sat down with the boy and his flat mate to watch 'Beware of Mr Baker'. I often find I enjoy films or documentaries the most when I have absolutely no preconception, which was the case here. I'll give you a little bit of background; 'Beware of Mr Baker' is a documentary looking into the musical career and current life of Ginger Baker, who was an exceptionally talented jazz drummer, playing for bands such as Cream and Blind Faith (to name just a couple).

It's safe to say the man is a bit kooky now (to put it nicely) but I'm sure we all would be if we'd been addicted to heavy drugs for the majority of our adult lives.

I don't want to give too much away, but whether you've heard of the bands mentioned or not, or even the man himself, I urge you to give this a watch. It's fascinating, bewildering and funny all in one hour and twenty minute documentary.

I'll include a trailer for the documentary below, and if you do go ahead and watch on my recommendation, let me know what you think.