Fricke's Picks: 2 + 2 = Rock!

Sung with a Michigan-rock vengeance from the point of view of a soldier up to his helmet in a firefight, the Bob Seger System's 1968 grenade "2 + 2 = ?" — basically a searing fuzztone riff and hellish-chant chorus — now sounds like great out-of-Iraq & roll. It's also way too elusive on vinyl and CD, so Scott Morgan, one of Seger's killer peers in the Sixties and Seventies, has cut the song with his band Powertrane for imminent release. While you wait to buy, play it loud at

[From Issue 1067 — December 11, 2008]