Thursday, March 7, 2013

Beware of Mr. Baker...

On this date in rock history, in 1968, the definitive (and lengthy – 16:51) version of “Toad” is recorded at Fillmore West in San Francisco (2nd show). The original studio-take appears on Cream’s debut “Fresh Cream.” This version is found on the studio/live “Wheels Of Fire,” the first double-album to go platinum. Much has been written of the legendary Ginger Baker, arguably the best of the rock drummers, but only now, with the release of this documentary, can we see what he was really like – apparently the man needs anger management classes! Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’, but in a kinder and gentler manner!

2 comments:

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

Dang. Has this already been released? I did smile when they used Sunshine of Your Love as the soundtrack -- now THAT is one drum part even *I* could play -- at least for stretches of it: the cliche Indian tom-tom war dance BUMP bum bum bum BUMP bum bum bum thing :-)

Charle i miss ya buddie. Will you be in town in & around Easter (that's the weekend of March 31 you heathen! :-) )

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