Junoon (Pakistan’s largest rock export) reformed sometime last year. With Ali Azmat and Salman Ahmed getting over their differences to being back Junoon to its fans. With Salman ruining the name of the band by singing all the songs himself in his weird out of tune vocals. It was overdue.
I always had more pop-rock music inclinations with Vital Signs, Awaz etc being my favorites and didn’t exactly ever soak the greatness of Junoon when they hit big time with Sayonee. Lack of this immersion in Junoon was one of the reason I didn’t attend their first concert in Qatar for the first time in the 90’s. The venue as I remember was Khalifa Tennis and Squash federation and would have been a great venue.
Fast forward to 2020, now that the band is reformed and Omran Shafique is in the live line-up, I am more than happy to see Junoon on stage and in the crowd (Junoonis). They will be performing in QNCC which i am happy about since I won’t have to drive or a taxi, will just take the metro green line to it.