Tommy Shaw's first album with Styx was Crystal Ball: in 1976.
Tommy: I don't write on tour. There is so much to do day in and day out when you are on the road.
Tommy: Damn Yankees is a guitar band. We create all the sounds on electric and acoustic guitars.
Tommy: As a solo artist, I just felt cemented in front of the mike stand. There was very little time to play with the audience and be a band member.