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.
His 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.
This was Deke's final book, and material
from it formed part of his one-man show which he toured with until his death, as well as continuing to appear with Son of
Man right up until the end of 2016. Maximum Darkness is required reading for music fans of all ages.
This excellent book carries you along on a wave of
reminiscences, insights and humour. Marc
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