A great part of my heart, soul and this site is dedicated to what i refer as “Guns N’ Roses of Hyderabad”. Yes, there was a Guns N’ Roses in Hyderabad, Pakistan called “Positive“. Unfortunately we kicked them away.
When I listen to the bands currently playing for Pakistan, I don’t see a single band that is half as good as Positive was. The first time I heard of the band positive was in 2003. I believe at that time all the bands were far better than the lot we have today. They were working for years without any fame, usually carrying out jams and gigs at their roofs and garages (and those were their only live sessions). Today the bands have a lot more support (yayyy i am one of the support), even then they are not what the undergrounds back then were.
Positive has been my favorite band of all the times. The band was primarily based on 4 members. Joseph T W used to play lead for the band. Majority compositions of the band and backing vocals were done by Joe. I am in love with his compositions. He truly reminds me of Gn’R. Nazar was the front man. He did lead vocals, compositions and rhythms for the band. He has really soulful and powerful vocals. I don’t know who did lyrics for the band but they have been one of the most powerful, influential and inspirational lyrics I have ever heard. Faiz was the keyboard/Piano player. I couldn’t hear him much in the songs though and Drums were done by
Zohaib. Later when I saw video of “Roz-e-azal”, I realized that now there is another band member “Laiq Ali Shah” playing bass for the band who was earlier not part of the band.
The band was perfect in every sense. Apart from the wonderful music they played, they were equally good with their image and videos. Clothing in their videos was done by ABCD (Ammar Bilal Clothes Designer). ABCD has also made a rock song “My favorite dream” for the brand promotion. WTF? team has been part of production and presentation for the band.