Detroit: [White Panther Party], 1970. First Edition. Single bifold sheet, 8.5'' by 11'' unfolded. Neat horizontal and vertical creases from folding; mild edgewear. Printed in green, purple, and red on off-white paper (lightly toned). Very good. Very good. Item #22624
Show program for The Up, whose members are listed as Scott Bailey, drums; Bob Rasmussen, guitar; Gary Rasmussen, bass; and Franklin Bach, lead vocals. The band was closely affiliated with the MC5 (they both lived on John Sinclair's commune). Sinclair would later call them "the real precursors of punk," but unlike their fellow Motor City commrades the Stooges ad MC5, The Up never got a major label contract. Back page advertises their single "Just Like an Aborigine," with b-side "Hassan I Sabba," from Sundance Records, above a call to "Free John Sinclair!" Published by "the Ministry of Information, White Panther Party...a product of Woodstock Nation." Rare ephemera from these cult, proto-punk pioneers.