21st Century Youth was recorded between 2009-2012. The atmosphere was Rock n' Roll Workshop. Recording Artist Kim Fowley returned full time to West Hollywood, California, after being gone for 14 years. KF lived in 10 EU Cities/in 8 EU Countries and 15 USA Cities, during that time away from Tinsel Town.
Mike Wolf was the Engineer/Mixer at Studio 5109 in Hollywood. Benjamin Reagan, now with Richie Ramone, was the main guitar/bass/drummer. John York, formally of The Byrds, was the other guitar. Various other musicians wandered in and out. During this time, KF was fighting his then girlfriend, a Fetish Industry Female...who brought a lot of her job pressures into KF's composing and recording life.
Kim Fowley is controversial at best. He has been accused of madness, insanity and over all bad behavior, for the entirety of his life. Kim felt the album was a bleeding/bitter/battered/broken musical mad house experience. The vibes were horrible. The atmosphere in the studio was a battlefield.
Kim has either been a recording artist with/producer of/ or composer with such dark & disturbed artists as, The Germs, The Runaways, Blue Cheer, Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention, Gene Vincent, Them, The Seeds, Belfast Gypsies, Steppenwolf, BOC, ELP, and BTO. KF has worked for PJ Proby. Liner notes for GG Allin. Sang BGV for Gram Parsons(2nd solo album).
Kim Fowley has paid his dues with troublesome projects. KF has brought these wounds and shadows into your body and soul. Be prepared for a journey into the center of the basement and sewer of your mind. This is not an album you will play at a family wedding. This album is for cold winter nights. Being in a cold and empty room. 21st Century Youth is a warning to the young party people among us, to be careful of what you wish for. It might be a Life Sentence as a 21st Century Youth.... for the rest of the Century.