The Bob Seger System's 1968 protest anthem "2+2=?" is coming back into print.
Seger has partnered with fellow Detroiter Jack White's Third Man Records for a reissue of the 7-inch single that will be released on Record Store Day, April 22, on yellow vinyl. A black vinyl version will be released subsequently. Seger's "Ivory" will be featured on the B-side of the single.
Both editions of the single will be pressed at the recently opened Third Man Pressing plant behind the company's store in Detroit's Cass Corridor.
"2+2=?" was released between Seger's "Heavy Music" in 1967 and "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" later that year. The song protests the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War and the draft. It appeared on the System's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" album that year. The song was popular regionally but did not make a dent on the national charts. though it did hit No. 79 in Canada.