“‘What made me love Emerson Lake and Pamer were two things,’ says Styx’s Dennis DeYoung. ‘I loved the fact that a keyboard player could be looked at as a guitar player. But beyond that, it was “Lucky Man.” Because “Lucky Man” is almost like an English Renaissance song, and it’s a great song, whether the synthesizer sweep is in it or not. So, the cake was the song, the synthesizer was the frosting.'”
–Will Romano. Mountains Come Out of the Sky: The Illustrated History of Prog Rock. Milwaukee: Backbeat Books, 2010. Quote on page 50.