Detective

Opined their Swan Song label co-owner and occasional guitarist Jimmy Page “It should have been more popular, shouldn't it? Featuring such notables as Michael Des Barres, ex-Yes plinker Tony Kaye, and Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch, Detective forged a fine meld of Led Zeppelin-esque hard rock, funk, and pop on their exemplary self-titled ’77 debut disc.

Bassist Bobby Picket plied the pocket with a gritty tone, forging soulful grooves aplenty to bolster his mates and serve the song.

Yet in the era of punk and new wave, this sizzling slab sunk into obscurity. Go figure.