DVD & Blu-ray review: Beware of Mr Baker (15)

Jay Bulger DVD/Blu-ray (102mins)

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“It's a gift from God, Jay, you've either got it or you haven't... I've got it,” asserts Ginger Baker, ace drummer and former Cream maestro, thrusting a fag menacingly towards his interviewer. First off we see the cantankerous 72-year-old thwack Bulger with his cane, for the rest of the film he simply insults his guest and a few others too, including former wives and fellow drummers (Keith Moon and John Bonham). A gripping documentary, which features amazing footage of Baker perform with Fela Kuti, lucid first-hand comments from Eric Clapton and a keen sense of humour.