As the history of the world approaches its final chapter come December, 2012 mankind scrambles to check off the final items on its collective bucket list: world peace, an end to starvation and babies dying of diarrhea, finding out the meaning of life, solving the mysteries of death and God, and achieving the ultimate sonic oeuvre from the combined efforts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Insane Clown Posse. On September 13, mankind will be able to check off one of those final tasks, as on that day Jack White’s label Third Man will release an ICP-meets-Mozart single.
The 7-inch single, produced by White himself, marries an allegedly forgotten Mozart piece titled “Lech Mich Im Arsch” with the lyrical stylings of the Insane Clown Posse and musical backing by Jeff The Brotherhood. “Lech Mich Im Arsch” translates to “Lick me in the arse” in English and “Bitch boy, you can suck my sack, and after that you can kiss my asscrack” in the language of the Juggalos. In a way, Mozart’s title is nastier than ICP’s translation, even if Mozart did use the word “arse.”
Third Man is making 150 vinyl copies of the single, 100 of which will be sold from the Third Man Rolling Record Stores in Brooklyn and Michigan on September 17. The rest will be randomly inserted into mail orders.