Saturday, 5 March 2011

Bob Seger Sysyem - 2+2=?

Album: Ramblin Gamblin Man (Capitol,1968) Chart pos: CAN: #79

After a busy six moths which included failing a Msc thesis twice I've decided to reactivated this blog as something to keep myself occupied.

Firstly off the tune for today is from an artist whose always been written off as a poor-man's Bruce Springsteen, while in all honesty I don't really have much interest in his later music, some of his early nuggets-esque garage rock is pretty impressive. 2+2=? is a protest song against the Vietnam War from the perspective of a young man who seen a High School acquaintance being sent way to die, ironically a few years previously Seger wrote a song mocking draft dodgers. Some people have noted similarities in this song with fellow Michigan natives The White Stripes 2003 hit Seven Nation Army.

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