, literal English translation: "obsession/passion") is the debut album of the Pakistani sufi rock
, released on January 7, 1991. It was released by EMI
and recorded at the EMI studios in Karachi
in 1990. The album is produced by founder, song-writer and lead guitarist Salman Ahmad
. The album contained a total track list of twelve songs with eight tracks being in Urdu language, three tracks in English and one instrumental.
All songs on the album were recorded with Ali Azmat
on vocals with the exception of "Khwab" and "Jiyain", which were recorded with Nusrat Hussain
on vocals and the track "Jogia" featured female vocals by Fifi Haroon. Session player Asad Ahmed
featured on bass guitar, on all tracks in the album.
Junoon's debut album was sponsored by Colgate
in promotion of the band and was sold free with every Colgate toothpaste purchase in Pakistan, when released in 1991.
Junoon's roots stretch back to Tappan, New York
, in the 1970s. Salman Ahmad
, for New York with his family when he was eleven, and received his baptism in rock music
when a friend offered him a ticket to a Led Zeppelin
concert. Salman Ahmad was so enthralled by the show that he saved $235 to buy his own electric guitar
. He also befriended Brian O'Connell
in Tappan, another young aspiring musician, with whom Ahmad formed their first band together by the name of "Eclipse". Before... Read More