Maximum Darkness: Man On The Road To Nowhere- Deke Leonard - available
in print and on Kindle!
Don't miss the third book in Deke Leonard’s autobiographical
trilogy after Maybe I Should’ve Stayed In Bed and Rhinos, Winos & Lunatics.
It picks up his epic journey
in 1977 as he fights to resurrect his solo career, chronicles Man’s re-formation in 1983 and follows their battle to
reclaim their status as one of the world’s leading acid-rock bands up until his departure.
Deke giving guitar lessons to Ten Years After’s Alvin Lee, crossing swords with Wishbone Ash and lecturing the Animals’
Eric Burdon on stagecraft – tales told with his inimitable style and customary dry wit. Smokey Robinson, Ian Dury, Phil
Lynott, Walter Egan and Tina Turner are among the other characters in a fascinating and often rib-tickling story.
previous autobiographical books have each reprinted at least twice. Rhinos has become a cult classic, while 2012’s The
Twang Dynasty – Deke’s insightful analysis of the most influential guitarists in popular music – was acclaimed
by Classic Rock as ‘the most illuminating, idiosyncratic, illuminating and entertaining book on the subject available
anywhere’ and was Guitar & Bass’s Book of the Month.
With the publication of Maximum Darkness –
Man on the Road to Nowhere, Deke Leonard stakes a claim to being the most prolific and entertaining writer still making music
This excellent book
carries you along on a wave of reminiscences, insights and humour. Marc d'Aboville, Amazon
Humorous to the point of side-splitting in parts with highly entertaining anecdotes tempered by
a raft of missed opportunities, some seemingly self-inflicted… Ian
Fraser, Terrascope Online