What you don’t understand about suburban Detroit, if you’re not from there, is that, in the 80s and 90s, there was nothing about Detroit to be proud of. We knew about Motown, but it was our parents’ music. The Stooges and the MC5 have never been household names. Jack White was years away from taking over alternative rock music (for better or for worse). There were Bob Seger and Ted Nugent to look up to, which, “Thanks, but no thanks,” and “Jesus Fucking Christ,” respectively.