On this Six-Pack episode, Mr Matt Porter of The KISS Room and Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni of Growin’ Up Rock join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to assemble a six pack of Y&T gems. We each bring two of our favorite Y&T songs covering their full discography – some hits, some obscure tracks, and some deep cuts. We also share some personal memories of how we got into the band, how their fanbase is super loyal but not as expansive as we’d hope, their heights on MTV and in the 80s, recent performances, and tons more. In fact, at least 16 tons more! So sit back and enjoy a few friends enjoying a tight little playlist of Y&T classics.
Dave Meniketti of Y&T joins Eric in conversation to discuss the beginnings of his career, the early formation of Y&T, how he went from his dad’s record collection to discovering blues guitarists, early days songwriting, finding his confidence as a vocalist, the legendary Winterland 1974 show, memories of the original members that have since passed away, some anecdotes of touring with the enthusiastic partier that was Bon Scott, business struggles with A&M and Geffen in the 80s and 90s, bringing in Steve Smith on their Ten record, how Y&T kind of side stepped the grunge era and kept it together through the 90s, his solo career, discovering some classic tunes hidden in their vault, what led to their newest release, Acoustic Classix Volume 1, how he got involved in his other business, Meniketti Wines, will there be another proper Y&T album, what’s next for him and the band, and much more!