This is an essential purchase not just for guitar lovers, but for anyone with a fondness for popular music in all its forms, and especially for fans of rock and blues.
By his own admission Deke lacked the necessary dedication to command a place of his own among the pantheon of guitar greats, though he did carve out at least a semi-successful career with legendary Welsh band Man.
Among those numerous musicians who have tried their skills with pen instead of plectrum, however, I would venture he is peerless.
In this, his latest gem, he recounts the careers of guitar greats past and present from Reinhardt to Ry Cooder...Chuck Berry to Jeff Beck, with fascinating insight, numerous personal anecdotes and relentless, sardonic wit.
Even with close to 100 axemen featured, of course, there are many notable omissions, but Twang provides a detailed context that is as valid for those excluded, as those included.
In summary...it's a great read, and very highly recommended.