Young Lions, released in May 1990 (see 1990 in music), is the fifth solo album by Adrian Belew, and his second on Atlantic Records. Released by Atlantic while Belew was on tour with David Bowie, Belew serving as musical director as well as guitarist, the album features vocal assists from Bowie on two tracks ("Pretty Pink Rose", written by Bowie; and "Gunman", co-written by Bowie and Belew).
The other songwriting collaboration on the album, however unwittingly, is with Nashville radio evangelist Prophet Omega. Working decades-old tapes of Prophet Omega's broadcasts into "I Am What I Am", Belew, "listed him as a co-author, so in case a couple of hefty guys drop by my place some day, I can say 'here's your money.' "
The album cover features a five-year-old (then Steven) Belew.