With the 'Tonight Show' debacle now a distant memory and a new TBS late-night show on the horizon, Conan O'Brien seems to have embraced his wonderfully weirder-than-ever persona as a rockabilly raconteur. Along for the ride is Jack White, whose indie record label Third Man has announced the release of 'And They Call Me Mad?' -- Conan O'Brien's "recently recorded, spoken-word, improvised narrative about the story of Frankenstein."

Based on the short clip of 'And They Call Me Mad?' available now on Third Man's official site, O'Brien sounds like the farthest thing from a genial talk-show host as he pants and heaves his way ("I'm not mad! I'm a God!") through the age-old horror story.