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Beware Mr. Baker

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  1. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Documentary on the life and being of Ginger Baker. Have to say its definitely worth the watching. I've known some broken people in my day and he would fit in well with most of them, briefly.

    But man, what a talent.

     
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    Ginger and Jack Bruce pushed Clapton and brought the best out of him IMHO .
     
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    Definately worth the watch! Ginger was, and still is, an ******* but a talented one!
     
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    Great show, great talent, very unhealthy fellow.
     
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    He's a loose cannon for sure, great documentary too! I don't know if hes broken, but wired very differently than most people. This guy is like dynamite in an antique store! Kudos to the guy doing the doc....man what a persistent individual lol.
     
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    In my world, a lunatic is a lunatic. I wouldn't gig, work, compose, hoist a drink, talk, or be with a someone who demonstrates sociopathy at every turn.

    I don't care how talented the lunatic is. To me, talent doesn't give that a pass, ever. I can do without talent if it means doing without a person who's a drain on all my personal resources. There's other talent out there that's decent on a personal level.
     
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    So what you’re saying is....you wouldn’t hang out with him? :whistling:
     
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    Blind Faith played Portland in 69 or 70...Baker was quite a show. They ran long and house management pulled the plug. Except they forgot that Ginger didn't need amplifiers.

    He just kept going and going. The audience got real quiet so he could be heard. When he was done, he just got up and walked off. The audience went nuts.

    Energizer Bunny has nothing on Ginger. Or maybe it does, but we won't talk about that.
     
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    Pretty good documentary about a very talented and unusual person. Definitely worth the watch!
     
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    Good Documentary. I actually put it on and watched it thanks to your post but I had seen it before. What’s with drummers? They’re all crazy. Bonham, Ginger, and Moon were all bat poop but they were the greatest. Then there is Peart at the complete opposite end of the spectrum. Matter of fact all the guys from Rush are just the coolest down to earth dudes. Must be something about where they come from.:p
     
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    Nice, very interesting documentary so far. I'll finish later, thanks for posting it!
     
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    Watched it a few years ago.
     
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    Saw it a good while back.

    A great English eccentric and genius at his trade.
     
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    Boring you mean? ;)

    There is no doubt that Bonham, Ginger and Moon with their many associated tales have gone down in the pantheon of rock and roll history.
     
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    Jack Bruce sure took some beatings from Ginger. Mr. Baker never seemed the type before but you never really know a person until it's too late.
     
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    Yea sure their stories are more fun but would you really wanna be around those people for an extended period of time. I know I wouldn’t.
     
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    I actually saw that in the theater. An artsy fartsy theater in Greenwich village. By myself.

    Me: you want to see this movie about ginger baker?

    Wife: who’s that?

    Me: he was the drummer in cream, Eric Clapton’s old band, you know, sunshine of your love

    Wife: they made a movie about him? Why?

    Me: well, he’s a great drummer and kind of a crazy ******* too.

    Wife: um, no thanks.
     
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    Peart is wierd too, don't be fooled just because he isn't an extrovert. He's the guy that won't meet any of his fan's cause its "weird" for him that people like him. Drummers...........
     
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    Heroin is a terrible drug apparently.
    Who'd ah thunk it?

    I never understood the mindset that heroin would somehow "enhance" your music abilities.
    It obviously doesn't, but a lot of the greatest musicians were users.
     
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    I saw this a few years ago

    Pretty poor specimen of humanity

    Of course drummers I played with raved about him
     
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