Just after you'd kind of forgotten that Jack White came together with Insane Clown Posse for the unusual track that was "Leck Mich Im Arsch" CoS point us towards another track that the aforementioned tracks B-Side. Titled "Mountain Girl" you can stream it below in all of it's, erm, glory? I'm going to go and scratch my head as I stare into nothingness a little whilst asking myself the question why?
Still kind of scratching my head about this one. Also the fact that Mozart had a song called "Leck Mich am Arsch" has knocked me for six. But hey, Jack White is Jack White for a reason so I'm going to let it slide and the following words may help explain the whole situation a little better. Talking with Billboard, Insane Clown Posse opened up about the unlikely pairing of ICP and JW. "I felt a little stupid talking to him because he was in a hurry...But I told him who I was and he stopped and gave me a warm acknowledgement, and we kind of chatted and then went our ways and that was it." Violent J tells Billboard. Hey, you can't blame him, if I saw Jack White in an airport I'd probably head on over and introduce myself but I have a feeling the warm acknowledgement may not follow. The weird thing is Jack then apparently began to kind of stalk ICP via their website and eventually reach out to them about the collaboration. "The most respected musician in the world and one of the most hated musicians in the world." had come together and it was Jack that initiated it.
It seems like the reason Jack was so intrigued about the ICP is the reaction he was getting from piers when he told them about his plans: nobody got the kind of reaction he got from his friends in the industry when he told them he was going to do a song with us: "He said people were like, 'What? You're kidding me.' That's what got him excited. His exact quote was, 'We could've done a song with Megadeth and it wouldn't be as talked-about as us working with you guys.' That's crazy awesome." So, there we have it, a slight explanation as to how the track below came to be.
On a side note it looks like Insane Clown Posse will play the track live MI Fest in Brooklyn later this month on September the 17th. Just in case you were planning on watching them.
Hell has frozen over...and I don't know how I feel right now. Jack White x ICP. I'll let the press release explain this one:
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.
I think im gonna get my hatchet and listen to The Amazing Jeckel Brothers now.