Detective - Detective 1977

After Michael des Barres' short stint with the band Phoenix, he formed Detective along with former Yes and Badger keyboardist Tony Kaye, and they were signed on to the Swan Song label. Although there's no way of avoiding the similarities between Detective's sound and that of Led Zeppelin's, their debut album evolved as the freshest of the three albums that they released.

Des Barres vocals are unmistakably Plant-like, and Michael Monarch's guitar riffs are somewhat refined, yet at times they buzz and chug just like Page's, but there's still an ample amount of enjoyable rock & roll left over to make Detective a worthy album.

Tracks like "Recognition," "Got Enough Love," and "Detective Man" sound more like their own work and while Kaye doesn't light up the sky with his keyboard work, he does give Detective an added edge which helps to conceal the arrant comparisons from time to time.
 On the other hand, songs like "Nightingale," "Deep Down," and "One More Heartache" seem to purposely emphasize the resemblances, but they still come off as entertaining hard rock numbers.


   2. Got Enough Love
   3. Nightingale
   5. Detective Man
   6. Ain't None of Your Business
   7. Deep Down
   8. Wild Hot Summer Nights
   9. One More Heartache

   Playing Time.........: 00:49:20

Line up;

Michael Des Barres - Vocals
Bobby "Boris" Pickett - Bass
Michael Monarch - Guitar
Tony Kaye - Keyboards
Jon Hyde - Drums

Here==>Detective - Detective 1977 (2010)


See also ;

Detective - It Takes One To Know One.1977 [hardrock]

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