All the fans of the Detroit music of the late 60's mourn the loss of our musical brother, Ron Asheton.
The Stooges provided a template for in-your-face garage rock, often emulated, but never equaled.
The bands that came out of Detroit and Ann Arbor in the late 60's proved that this area was about more than just the great Motown classics, musically.
The list includes SRC, The Amboy Dukes, Third Power, Bob Seger & The Last Heard, The MC5, The Frost,The Rationals, and, as they were known back then, The Psychedelic Stooges.
These bands were responsible for the creation of many garage and basement bands throughout the Detroit area.
I was in my own little 6-piece group in 9th & 10th grade, and we learned alot of songs from the aforementioned groups.
One of these songs was "I Wanna Be Your Dog", for which Ron Asheton provided one of the greatest hooks I have ever had the pleasure to play.
Believe me, we played it loud, and we played it often!!
Thanks,Ron for being a part of that rebellious time known as my adolescence.
And to the family, you have the collective hearts of all those who grew up listening to those first two Stooges albums.
We thank God for the 60 years that Ron was here on the planet, and may it comfort you that he is back jamming with Fred Smith and Rob Tyner.