Opined their Swan Song label co-owner Jimmy Page “It should have been more popular, shouldn't it?

Featuring notable rock vets Michael Des Barres, ex-Yes plinker Tony Kaye, and Steppenwolf guitarist Michael Monarch, Detective forged a sonic meld of Led Zeppelin-esque hard rock, funk, and pop on their exemplary self-titled ’77 debut disc.

Bassist Bobby Pickett plied the pocket with a gritty tone, forging soulful grooves aplenty. Yet in the era of punk and new wave, it's a pity Detective couldn’t get arrested (commercially) - they had the goods to endure as that rare supergroup which actually lived up to the hype ... and then some!

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