Today marks the 26th anniversary of the double-Platinum-certified “Electric Youth” that stayed on top of the Billboard 200 albums chart for five weeks! I had presented Atlantic Records with more than a hundred songs before they signed me to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, since I was a teenager who wrote. So many songs on this album were actually from that first batch of songs I wrote between the ages of 12 and 16. “Electric Youth” was one of those channeled titles that I feel was meant to be a phrase infused into pop culture. I never really put any thought into coming up with it. Literally, it, and the song, dropped in and I looked up to the sky, waved and said “thank you!” I remember being on an airplane sketching out the album cover. Back then, there was no Photoshop, so that ginormous neon sign that was photographed for the cover still lives in a huge wooden crate in my storage space.
Happy #1 Day to the “Electric Youth” album!