When we got the news in our Inbox this morning, we were nonplussed: what kind of shenanigans are these, Jack White?
These guys have more in common than you think. For one, Detroit. For
two, Jack White recently divorced and has a history of publicly
collaborating with his romantic partners, Violent J just recently ended a
long relationship with Infomercial superstar Sugar Slam. Jack White
clearly relishes the predictably boring “head explodes” reactions to his
bonkers projects, Insane Clown Posse
exist. Probably the most surprising thing about this collaboration is
that Jeff the Brotherhood ended up on here, but then again, Nashville is
The song samples “underground” Mozart, titled “Leck Mich Im Arsch” or literally translated to English as “Lick me in
the arse.” (Yes, purportedly. There's a Wiki page about it, for real.) It, uh, “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,” according to the press release.
It will be on iTunes September 13 and on vinyl with a B-Side Third Man
“Mountain Girl,” which is then about “a shotgun
wedding, meth problems and moonshine…all pretty common-fare for a
twangy country song birthed in Nashville.