Spin It: “Leck Mich Im Arsch”

Spin It: “Leck Mich Im Arsch”

Jack White and ICP’s new single

Third Man Records

ICP and Jack White

ICP and Jack White

Last week, the social networking universe and music-nerd blogosphere lit up with slack-jawed discussion about the forthcoming single from Jack White’s record label Third Man Records. If you thought Rebecca Black’s “Friday” ranked high on the “you’re not gonna believe this shit” scale, wait until you hear “Leck Mich Im Arsch.” In the interest of fully capturing the flavor of the new single “Leck Mich Im Arsch,” I have painstakingly transcribed the spoken word opening of the song: “Yo, Shaggy, whatchoo know about Mozart?/Not much. In fact, I don’t know shit, J. I think he was deaf./‘Deaf’ as in dope?/No, man, I mean ‘deaf’ as in he can’t hear shit./No, man, that was Beethoven (pronounced ‘BEE-though-ven’). See, what I know about Mozart is that he was a freak./Freak? Fuck you talkin’ about?/Well, he had some underground shit people don’t know nothing about/Like what?/Like a song called ‘Lick Im Arsch”/What the fuck does that mean?/It means ‘Lick my ass,’ bitch. Drop that shit, Jack!” And he does. “He” as in Jack White, the producer of this song, which is based on a recently discovered composition by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and featuring Insane Clown Posse on vocals. “Leck Mich Im Arsch” does indeed translate to “Lick me in the arse” and apparently Mozart wrote it in 1782. What does all this mean? It means fuddy-duddy Christians who complain about “modern” music being so nasty now have even less of a leg to stand on. It means that Jack White has a great sense of humor and chutzpah to work with Detroit’s infamous ICP. And it means I finally get a chance to use the word “analingus” in an article. Everyone wins!

“Leck Mich Im Arsch” will be available digitally via iTunes and as a 7” via Jack White’s Third Man Records on September 13, available at Omega Music.

— Jason Webber

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