Third Man Records mastermind and man of many (any) projects Jack White has teamed up with fellow Detroiters, clown-rappers Insane Clown Posse, for a new single on White's Third Man Records.
Yes, you read that right – Jack White and ICP have done a song together. And it gets even weirder. The A-side "Leck Mich Im Arsch" is based on a lost piece of music written by the legendary classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The title translates to "lick me in the arse," a fitting piece for such a bizarre collaboration.
The 7-inch single and digital download will be backed by another track called "Mountain Girl." A limited-edition variant of the vinyl single will be produced, with hundred tri-color versions of the single to be available from the Third Man Rolling Record Store at the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan on September 17th, while 50 others will be randomly shipped with mail orders from the label.
Check out the promo video below, with the full song beneath the description:
From Third Man Records:
Back in ‘82, ahem, 1782, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece that’s been left out of the spotlight ever since. The title of the piece is “Leck Mich Im Arsch” or literally translated to English as “Lick me in the arse.” Understandably this piece has figuratively been swept under the rug. So who better to give this piece it’s due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse?
With fellow Southwest Detroit-born Jack White at the production helm and musical backing by Nashville’s very own Jeff the Brotherhood, this 2011 version of “Leck Mich Im Arsch” marries Mozart’s melody (and lyrics sung in operatic German) with ICP’s poignant lyrical addition in English and Jeff the B’s monster-riffs, letting the whole thing tie together in the most beautiful of ways.
The 7″single and iTunes digital download of “Leck Mich Im Arsch” will be available for sale on September 13th. One-hundred Tri-color versions of the single will be available from the Third Man Rolling Record Store at the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan on September 17th and another 50 Tri-colors will be randomly inserted into mail orders dispatched by Third Man Records.