Mr bad guy


Having literally just finished watching this documentary on Ginger Baker I have to say what is all the fuss about regarding his drumming. I have seen and heard much better drummers who have the whole technical package to boot but as a human he was abhorrent ..if he wasn't a famous drummer he would have been just another junkie.

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if he wasn't a famous drummer he would have been just another junkie.


Well that's just the thing, isn't it? He is a famous drummer, so he's not just another junkie. I don't think you're appreciating that the drummers who are way better than Ginger were probably directly influenced by Ginger. He was one of the first to bring jazz level chops into a rock context, he inspired hundreds of thousands of drummers to pick up the sticks.

He's an innovator and an *beep* he's probably legitimately insane and self medicates in horrible ways. But he paved the way for modern rock drumming and for that, he deserves the recognition he gets.

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