Third Man Records Blue Series has covered a number of artists from Black Milk to Nobunny to Laura Marling – a wide ranging musical spectrum if you will.
But nothing could have prepared us for the announcement of a musical collaboration between the Insane Clown Posse and Mozart. Apparently “230 years in the making” give or take a decade, the Posse and Mozart perform Leck Mick Im Arsch available for your listening pleasure to the left of the page and dropping on vinyl Sept 13.
The story takes us back to 1782 when composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote a piece titled Leck Mich Im Arsch or literally translated to English as “Lick me in the arse.”
Swept under the proverbial rug all this time who better to give this piece it’s due respect than the wildly successful, much misunderstood, and divisive Southwest Detroit rappers Insane Clown Posse? It’s a rhetorical question.
Jack White swoops in on production with musical backing by Nashville’s very own Jeff the Brotherhood, marrying Mozart’s melody (and lyrics sung in operatic German, of course) 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.
God bless Jack White!