Supergrass, Magic Numbers Play “Guilty Pleasures”

Earlier this month, Supergrass, Magic Numbers, Kelly Osbourne, KT Tunstall, the Feeling, Craig David, and others, extended the UK’s “Guilty Pleasures” radio show and parties to an ITV program about musical, yes, guilty pleasures. Osbourne played “Total Eclipse Of The Heart,” Tunstall did John Farnham’s “You’re The Voice,” David took on Terence Trent D’Arby’s “If You Let Me Stay,” etc. Wonder if some of the bands feel bad that their “guilty pleasures” are better than any song they’ve ever written? One cover that worked pretty well is the Magic Numbers’ “Islands In The Stream.” “Pretty well” because they just don’t have the vocal depth of Parton (especially) and Rogers.

Two’s a trend! Maybe this kick starts a Dolly ‘n’ Kenny reunion tour (though, creepy face-lifted Kenny isn’t at all the same). Then, as if we haven’t heard enough about Thriller recently, Supergrass, as the Diamond Hoo Ha Men, did “Beat It.” It’s amazing they’re not dropping this “Hoo Ha” shtick…

The tuneless audience clapping’s whiter than the outfits the guys are wearing. Well, at least everyone’s having fun.