Oi, Mr. Stefani. Secretly (or not!), I very much enjoyed the ersatz grungiosity of Bush, back in ye olde ’90s. You seem to make Gwen happy, and your two baby boys are adorable little nuggets (albeit with oddly irie names.)
However! Your performance last night on Conan actually scared my cat. I don’t know how to explain to him why your rendition of “This Is Happiness” contained so many unsettling elements: flat-note singing; atonal band shifts; strange, Axl-meets-‘NSync hip movements (my colleague Clark Collis calls it the “white man’s sideways moonwalk”).
Now, granted, I’ve seen a lot of musical gold turned to poo on a television stage; SNL, for one, is famous for blunting the power of many an expert live performer (this little Simpson excluded); but this is kind of awful, right? Tell me if I’m wrong, Music Mixers, or if you’ve seen much worse on the small screen:
More from EW’s Music Mix:
Mariah Carey’s Eminem-dissing new single, ‘Obsessed’: Hear it here
New Weird Al: Is this the worst song you’ll hear all week? (Maybe not!)
Gym Class Heroes, Rascall Flatts join Denny’s Rock Star Menu; take that, Moons Over My Hammy!