hasty retreat to Los Angeles.
Until weather permits, and the tour is rescheduled, Detective will play in more temperate climates, including a concert at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.
Detective found its name when Des Barres purchased a True Life Detective magazine. Said Des Barres, "The title caught my eye, so I called Monarch for his opinion and he liked it too. It was as simple as that. It has no concept. Like any name, you bring to it what you will. I think that, once you start talking conceptually, you lose the concept."
"Like all art, you take from it what you want. When people see a painting, they read exactly what they want into it. It's a matter of interpretation. Likewise with the name of a rock band: 'Wings,' for instance, flapping?" At this critical pause, Des Barres helpfully flailed his arms in the air to illustrate his point.
The three-year-old Anglo-American unit is composed of five rock and roll survivors with a strong accent on unity. Some of Detective's prior professional credits include Silverhead (Des Barres), Steppenwolf (Monarch), Yes (Kaye), Sugarloaf (Pickett), Badger (Kaye and Hyde), and a variety of session jobs. However, the most intriguing aspect of Detective, or any other band, for that matter, is the interaction that takes place among its members, fusing a collection of separate individuals into a single, coordinated group identity.
In Tony Kaye's words, "As far as I'm concerned, everything I've done before has been a training ground for me, both musically and personally. I think that it has been the same kind of forward progression for all of us. Now, we've