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 fine 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, Detective couldn’t get arrested!