Jack White collaborates with Insane Clown Posse & JEFF The Brotherhood!
This could really be one of those stories that are built and hyped up in the internet chat rooms and forums and turns out to be completely made up. I mean, it is out there. But no it’s not a hoax, trick, or publicity stunt. All around musical genius Jack White is teaming up with ICP frontmen Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J as well as JEFF The Brotherhood to put a modern spin on a classic: Mozart’s “Leck Mich Im Arsch.” For those of you not familiar with German, or Mozart, that translates to “Lick My Ass.” You can’t make this stuff up, guys. Listen to the track below and grab your copy when it goes on sale on 9/13 via Jack’s Third Man Records. If you still don’t believe me, you can read the press release after the song.
Insane Clown Posse – Leck Mich Im Arsch by Third Man Records
“In the grand tradition of peanut butter meeting Iggy’s chest or Bing Crosby getting down with David Bowie, Third Man Records is ecstatic to present the latest in a long-line of unexpected musical pairings…Insane Clown Posse and Mozart.
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 b-side “Mountain Girl” finds Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope telling tall tales about a shotgun wedding, meth problems and moonshine…all pretty common-fare for a twangy country song birthed in Nashville.
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.”
(Release by YNPR)