Danger Doom's 'The Mouse and the Mask' Treated to Vinyl Reissue
Published Mar 19, 2015If you didn't cop a vinyl copy of metal-faced mic checker MF DOOM and producer Danger Mouse's The Mouse and the Mask album back in 2005, you'll be glad to know that the cartoonish collaborative LP is getting reissued through Lex Records.
The label reported this week that a new vinyl pressing arrives May 25 as a double LP. The set had originally been pressed onto wax in the UK by Lex, with Epitaph having handled CD and vinyl copies in North America. The Epitaph vinyl is currently out of print.
The album found DOOM and Danger Mouse producing tunes that referenced and sampled cartoons from the Adult Swim programming block, while also featuring skits and extra material employing voice actors from shows like Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Sealab 2021 and more. Additionally, the pair brought out more traditional guest stars like Ghostface Killah, Cee Lo Green and Talib Kweli.
The upcoming Lex reissue features different artwork than the Epitaph edition. EHQuestionmark's package is described in a press release as being "made from thick translucent textured plastic with DOOM's mask printed on cover, and mouse ears on each side of the mask forming a pattern that looks like a Rorschach test."