Mant people won’t have heard of them but both of the best at their chosen instrument – you will find no better. Neither have sought commercial success just a slave to their instrument trying to push the music to the limits.
It was really disappointing for the recent Guardian interview to slate Ginger Baker stating he was a bitter angry man – so what his drumming is far better than the journalist will ever be at writing. Why do people expect genius of one form or another to be media puppets and get slated if they don’t perform.
Ginger Baker is the bollocks when it comes to drumming and no wanly Guardian journalist can take that away from him.- if they wanted to slag him off why didn’t they send Julie Burchill!