Exclusive: Ron Wasserman
I was lucky enough to come across Ron Wasserman, (the genius behind the legendary “Go-Go Power Ranges” theme, the Rock Adventure soundtrack, the Power Rangers in Space theme & “SPD Emergency”) in a Power Rangers 20th Anniversary related group and I decided to ask him a few questions for a quick interview. I chose the questions carefully on a few things I and other fans were wondering! He answers questions on his early work with Saban, the Power Rangers SPD Theme and which Mystic Force theme was better! Here is the 11 Question interview and make sure to stay for the final question which is the most important!
What was your inspiration behind the original Mighty Morphin’ Theme?
Saban mentioned they wanted to use the word “GO” as they’d had luck with that on the Inspector Gadget theme.
When you were presented with only the word “Go” for the Power Rangers theme, what did you think?
Only a few have really done something special with it. Most, like Simon’s are not very interesting imho. Nothing really new there.
I had such a burst of energy when Disney called me to do that. It took about 4 hours to work out the basic songs. I KNEW it was strong and really loved it….still do.
What do you think of the “Power Rangers: Mystic Force” Theme? Would your themes have been better?
Well Disney wanted rap which, already sounds outdated in its production and, imho, isn’t very good. I do like my rock theme better, actually ANY rock theme would have been better. That genre really fits the show best. Not rap, not pop, not orchestral, not hip hop etc…..
My band Fisher’s “I Will Love You” is the song I’m most proud of. Mainly because people have used it extensively for weddings, funerals, rehab etc. If it’s truly helped anyone with their life, even for a moment, then I feel like I’ve made a small impact in a positive way.