Jack White Is Working With Insane Clown Posse. Huh?

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Hey, remember when Jack White was in the White Stripes?  Remember when he started his two other, bands, the Dead Weather and the Raconteurs? Remember when he worked with Insane Clown Posse. Wait, what?

Third Man Records announced today that White will produce a 7” single on which Insane Clown Posse covers a little known piece by Mozart called “Leck Mich Im Arsch.” (The English translation is “Lick Me in the Arse.”). You can hear the ridiculous song here. The single’s B-side will be a song called “Mountain Girl” in which ICP members Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J rap about meth, moonshine and a shotgun wedding. The album will go on sale Sept. 13. White did not immediately respond to TIME’s interview request. We can only assume that he’s currently in the bathroom, trying to get face paint smudges off his clothes.


Since opening Third Man Records, a record store and recording studio in Nashville in 2009, Jack White has produced dozens of singles by a range of artists: Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cold War Kids, country singer Pokey LaFarge—even an old-timey auctioneer named Jerry King. So maybe it’s not that surprising that White would work with Insane Clown Posse. Wait, yes it is. It’s still weird.

Look, we know Jack White is funny. As you can see from his recent appearance on The Colbert Report, he is one of rock ‘n’ roll’s finest straight men.  And this is clearly a tongue-in-cheek release designed to amuse us. But the question is, does Insane Clown Posse know that?

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Claire Suddath is a writer at TIME. Find her on Twitter at @clairesuddath. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.