Joshua Perahia - November is Going Away - This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Christian rocker's first single "November is Going Away," a #1 hit in Japan and a favorite of all Joshua fans!

Joshua Perahia (pronounced P�»r-i-y�¤) is pioneer in Christian rock. Before there was a Stryper, before Barren Cross appeared on the scene, there stood alone one band, and that was JOSHUA. Through his faith and desire to share his love of God, Joshua made it his life's mission to realize his musical vision and JOSHUA was born. The original line-up of JOSHUA, featuring vocalist Stephen Fontaine, was %#!embled in Los Angeles and in short time took the Sunset Strip by storm. Show-after-show were sell-outs at all the top venues in town. Bands like Great White, Ratt and other future successful metal bands were opening up for JOSHUA. The band's debut album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye" on Enigma Records was released in 1982 and spawned the Los Angeles Radio hit "November is Going Away". Metal radio stations across the country were adding the epic cl%#!ic. To say the album caught on in Japan would be a understatement. "November is Going Away" went all the way to the top at NUMBER 1! The band's exposure in Japan also caught the eye of the Japanese Music press. Burrn! Magazine, the 1 rock magazine in Japan, hailed the band's debut album and in BOLD PRINT declared Joshua "The World's Fastest Guitarist." Metal press around the globe followed suit, complimenting Joshua for his note-for-note perfect guitar virtuosity. Joshua was even voted Kerrang Magazine's "Guitarist of the Year" in 1982. In 1985 the band were picked up by Polydor Records. The result was band's sophmore effort, humbly entitled "Surrender." The line-up for "Surrender" included notable Christian rock artists Jeff Fenholt and Ken Tamplin. The album featured the Joshua cl%#!ics "Hold On" and "Your Love is Gone." Again, music press was more than favorable, not only praising Joshua's mastery of his inst

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