I’m going out on a limb for this first one… When I first watched it and thought of posting it, I was the second viewer, but now, as of this writing, they are up to number 77, so I guess it’s catching on. I think this is a lot of fun. OK, so it’s not Noor Jehan (nor is it Surendra), but it’s still Naushad! And I’ve seen lots of covers of this song, but this is the most unusual. So, here we go:
I have actually shown another clip of the next song before, but I love this performance on Balcony TV Delhi. I love Laal, too! A while back, our friend from the Dishoom Dishoom blog said that he knew both singers in Laal, and this one had been his teacher, and he didn’t have the best things to say about the guy. Oh, well. The original singer was fantastic, but I think Taimur is great, too, and I do like his personality or at least his persona, based on what I’ve seen of him talking, interviewing, etc. I like all of Laal actually; they could be my favorite contemporary rock band (though maybe that’s not saying much these days, but never mind).