Infinity ( 1990’s… Time for the Guru ) Guru Josh
Song Title: Infinity ( 1990’s… Time for the Guru )
Artist: Guru Josh
Date of release: 18th of December 1989
Description: ” Infinity ( 1990’s… Time for the Guru ) ” is by Guru Josh ( Paul Walden ), who was a Jersey musician. Guru Josh studied dentistry in 1981, following in the footsteps of his father Harold.
His career in music began when he became a keyboard player using the stage name of Syndrone and Animal and his Crazy Organs at the Sands nightclub in Jersey, which is now a private home. After trying the drug ecstasy at a London pub where he was playing live with his rock band Joshua Cries Wolf, Guru Josh decided to change musical styles from rock to house music. Just after the change of music genres he began to work with artists like Seal and Adamski.
Guru Josh released other successful singles during the 90s which included ” Whose Law ( Is It Anyway? ) “, ” Freaky Dreamer ” and ” Holographic Dreams “.
In 2015 Guru Josh committed suicide at the age of 51, he was found by his manager.
” Infinity ( 1990’s… Time for the Guru ) ” was written and produced by Guru Josh. The song was released on the 18th of December 1989 by record label Deconstruction Records ( Sony Music Entertainment ) and taken as the lead single from his debut Album of the same name.
The Album was released in July 1990 by BMG Victor Inc in the United kingdom and most of Europe. Originally released on vinyl, cassette and CD, The Album reached number 41 on the UK Albums Chart. Later the same year, in September, it was released in Japan. The Infinity Album was later re-released as a CD on the 29th of June 2004 by Sony Music, the new release contained four exclusive bonus tracks.
” Infinity ( 1990’s… Time for the Guru ) ” features the well known saxophone hook played by saxophonist Mad Mick, who’d been playing the instrument since he was 16. The song began life as a one-off, intended for a party.
Guru Josh remembered in an interview with Marcus Williamson of the British newspaper The Independent ” A friend of mine had a warehouse party called Infinity and he gave me a few hundred quid to make some white labels for the party. So I called up Mad Mick, the saxophone player from my band, and adapted the ‘ Infinity ‘ line from one of my old rock songs. We pressed up 500 copies and 480 people threw it in the bin. ”
Although the song didn’t go down well initially, it was picked up by DJ Mike Pickering who championed the song at the Hacienda club in Manchester in 1989. It was from then on that the track caught the attention of dance music fans and club-goers.
” Infinity ( 1990’s… Time for the Guru ) ” entered the UK Singles Chart on the 24th of February 1990 and reached a peak of number 5. the song spent 4 weeks in the top ten and a total of 10 weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 5
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 4, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 5, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 2, Finland (Suomen virallinen lista) 11, Germany (Official German Charts) 2, Ireland (IRMA) 8, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 3, Norway (VG-lista) 5, Spain (AFYVE) 1, Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) 4
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Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/GuruJosh