We were fascinated to read a rare interview with former Cream and Blind Faith drummer and notorious rock ‘n’ roll lunatic Ginger Baker in the Guardian over the weekend. The interview was a propos of a new documentary about Baker, Beware of Mr. Baker, which premiered at last year’s SXSW and is now on general release. Reading about the film got us thinking about the many promising music documentaries that are due out in 2013. Here’s what’s on our to-see list — it looks like it’s going to be a pretty great year as far as music-related viewing goes.
Beware of Mr Baker
We guess this is technically a 2012 documentary, but it’s still out now, so we’re still going to include it, especially since it’s been getting universally good reviews. By all accounts, Baker still makes Keith Moon look like the shy and retiring type, and we rather admire filmmaker Jay Bulger’s cojones for essaying the task of making a film about him (and for sticking with it after Baker assaulted him with a walking stick, as documented in the above trailer.)