On this Six-Pack episode, Brian Linnen of The Permanent Record Podcast and Alex Alt of the Sly Dog Music-Cast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to explore the work of James “JY” Young of Styx. JY scored the first hit for the band with “Best Thing” back in 1972 and he’s been a staple ever since – even releasing a few solo albums along the way. We cover a lot of ground including some of those solo tracks in this six pack. Lot of laughs, personal stories about seeing Styx and JY solo, a few impressions (naturally), lyrical analysis, and lots of fun factoids. Also, find out who wins a Dr Righteous bucket of fried chicken when Eric springs a surprise trivia question on his co-hosts!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique stylings of JY!
James JY Young of Styx joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering guitar, early songwriting on the first four Styx albums including the first charting Styx song, The Best Thing, his role and voice in the band, how he has managed to steer and navigate the business of Styx particularly through the Brave New World era drama, recording Cyclorama, and lots of discussion around the new Styx concept album, The Mission. For bonus points – what role would Dr Righteous play in The Trump Administration? Listen and find out!