Jack White, Insane Clown Posse and Mozart. Boom.
Posted by Newson 08/31/2011 at 12:07 PM
You might not read a stranger announcement in all 2011 than this, but we swear that it probably might be true. Insane Clown Posse—yeah, you know, those guys with the makeup and the idiotic rap music and the insane fans and the Gathering and whatnot—are going to be taking on a work by one of the most legendary musical composers of the previous millennium, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. According to the press release, the adaptation “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 piece, by the way? The little-known “Leck mich im Arsh,” translated as “Lick Me in the Arse.” (Yes, this actually exists. Has its own Wikipedia entry, even.)
And we haven’t even gotten to the strangest part of the story yet. The man making all this possible, the veritable facilitator of this most unholy union—Jack White, he of the White Stripes and the Raconteurs, the last righteous rocker left in the battle to maintain integrity in popular music. Why Jack White would possibly approve of this project, let alone help make it happen himself, is still a mystery to us, but he will in fact be producing the single, and even releasing it on his Third Man Records label. The single will be out on 7″ and made available on iTunes on Sept. 13th. Whether or not the sun will come up that morning remains to be seen, but if it does, be sure to check back on Popdust to hear what this most unlikely of collaborations sounds like. (Presumably, some sort of middle ground between these three videos:)
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