Snakes & Ladders by Moody Micky
But before Whitesnake-and life on the road with former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale-became a chaotic reality Moody had already formed a teenaged band with Free's Paul Rodgers played with Juicy Lucy been a founder member of Snafu and worked as an in-demand session musician. This saw him play with performers whose egos neuroses-and in some cases supreme talent-led to some memorable encounters giving him the opportunity to contribute with some gusto to the hedonism of the Seventies. His musical footprint has been nothing short of epic. But how did such a party-loving excess-fueled outfit as Whitesnake conquer the mighty world of hard rock-and at what cost? Outrageous stories about catastrophic narcotic mix-ups and infamous groupies come as thick and fast as the band's musical output itself. However with success comes a price and as global domination commercial success and late-night carousing began to give way to suspicion greed and the repercussions of excess on the road serious fallout was inevitable. In his memoirSnakes and Ladders Micky relates his musical odyssey with fondness and a wry sense of humour. From guitar lessons to guitar hero this is his story of climbing the ladder-and surviving the 'Snake.