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Post subject: Beware Mr Baker  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2013 - 05:39 AM
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anyone seen this documentary yet?
Whoah, never knew what a mean old junkie that bloke was/is... and yep, he's still kickin'...
 
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Post subject: Re: Beware Mr Baker  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2013 - 06:21 AM
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Yep, saw it, fascinating. The irony is that Baker was "supposed" to be a rock casualty long, long ago. Like Keith Richards and Lou Reed, I guess nobody ever told him that drug-using rockers can't survive.
 
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Post subject: Re: Beware Mr Baker  PostPosted: Aug 01, 2013 - 07:04 AM
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ShadySam wrote:
... and yep, he's still kickin'...
H'mmm, some years back I found a thrift shop copy of the 2-DVD Cream reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall. I noticed that Baker recited his "Pressed Rat And Warthog" from a lyrics sheet. Decades of heroin use may have affected his memory, but he could still read.
 
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what was his beef with Jack Bruce?
Flickin' blades & stompin' skulls with his boots... then, for an encore, busts the "retarded yank"
interviewer in the schnozz with his cane.... Shocked
 
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i wonder, did Ginger ever apologize? never mind...
 
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I finally caught this one yesterday. Sad to hear him bitch and whine about receiving no royalties from Cream. Let's see in two years with Cream you wrote 0 songs, so you are owed 0 royalties. What cabbage he earned either went into his arm or his lungs, along with buying himself broke in polo ponies. He was a great drummer and all but too mean spirited to work with. I'd take Ringo any day, but alas though they mentioned a dozen or more Jazz and Rock drummers, I never heard Ringo's name.

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CaptainVague wrote:
Let's see in two years with Cream you wrote 0 songs, so you are owed 0 royalties. What cabbage he earned either went into his arm or his lungs...


good point Cap'n.
Weird how he got into the horse/polo thing. One of 'em shoulda back-kicked the bloke just once,
to remind him of how it feels. Don't get me wrong, i don't think Cream woulda been complete without
him, but whatta fucktard that asswipe was/is...
 
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CaptainVague wrote:
... Let's see in two years with Cream you wrote 0 songs, so you are owed 0 royalties.....
H'mm, off the top of my head Baker is credited with writing or co-writing "Pressed Rat And Warthog", "Those Were The Days", "Blue Condition", "Passing The Time", and "Toad".
 
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... Let's see in two years with Cream you wrote 0 songs, so you are owed 0 royalties.....
H'mm, off the top of my head Baker is credited with writing or co-writing "Pressed Rat And Warthog", "Those Were The Days", "Blue Condition", "Passing The Time", and "Toad".



I was thinking the same thing. Add to the foregoing,"Sweet Wine" and "What A Bringdown"


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But to get royalties you need someone else to cover your song, use it in commercials, movies, etc. In the film he is claiming he is getting screwed and Jack Bruce is holding the golden goose. Neither of these claims hold water.

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