“We knew it was a pairing of one of the most respected, loved, you know, hippest artists in the world, meets one of the most hated bands in the world.”
-Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J in Village Voice on collaborating with Jack White for “Leck Mich Im Arsch”
Jack White has kept plenty busy since The White Stripes pre-maturely ended their final tour in 2007 (recap his last year here), leaving no doubt this past February when his dynamic duo officially called it quits he still had more than a few surprises up his sleeve. But nobody in their wildest imagination would have predicted an Insane Clown collab involving Mozart….
Insane Clown Posse’s Violent J in Village Voice “I asked him before we went out there, “Why us?” He said, of course, he grew up from Detroit and he’s always been fascinated by us. He said he always finds himself looking at our Web site. And some of it he thinks is genius, and some of it he just doesn’t understand at all. But he was always drawn back to our Web site and always ends up looking at us every couple of months or whatever. We sure as hell didn’t expect a phonecall from him, I’ll tell you that… When I asked him why, his exact words were that he “could do a song with anybody.” But when he mentions to people that he’s going to do a song with ICP, it has a reaction unlike anybody else. He said he could announce that he’s going to do a song with Megadeth and it wouldn’t have the reaction that ICP has. He’s like, “People can’t believe it.” He’ll be naming all these people he wants to work with, and people are like, “Yeah, that would be cool, that would be awesome.” But once he says ICP, they stop what they’re doing and they’re like, “Are you serious?” And he knew that! He knew that going into it that that would be the reaction of people… We were just gonna be ourselves and do this. I know people think we’re idiots. But we’re proud of what we do–and who we are. And we went in there with that kind of feeling. We’re proud of who we are, we don’t have nothing to be ashamed about… He could’ve done something with so many super-cool stars and it probably wouldn’t have even made a lot of noise. But it would’ve just been like what everybody expected.”