Bit of a double whammy this issue from David Brent aka Rick Gervais but that's because it's impossible to deal with one without the other
Bit of a double whammy this issue from David Brent aka Rick Gervais but that’s because it’s impossible to deal with one without the other. Whereas the film gives insight into the mind of David Brent, the album that provides the soundtrack allows us to truly appreciate the madness that masquerades as genius (or maybe that should be the other way round?).
From the songs we first heard in The Office, such as Freelove Freeway, to the completely unforgettable brilliance of Lady Gypsy, this is an album that you won’t pull yourself away from easily. Seriously, I’ve been stuck humming it and quoting it for the past two weeks and it’s not getting any less intrusive
Throw in the wickedly comic rapping from Doc Brown on a few of the tracks and this turns into a wonderfully eclectic collection which is somehow both brilliant and ridiculous at the same time. Oddly sublime
Originally published in Weed World magazine issue 127
It’s tricky to know how to approach Life On The Road, the Ricky Gervais/David Brent album that accompanies the movie of the same name. A curio companion-piece for fans of the film is all well and good, but we’ve been presented with a record in its own right. Is it fair to ask that it stand separate to its movie mothership? Gervais certainly thinks so, as this is no thrown-together package. David Brent is backed by his band Foregone Conclusion, a collaboration between Gervais and Razorlight-drummer-turned-nice-guy-troubadour Andy Burrows, who has brought his own backing band to the party (including Steve Clarke and Stuart Baxter-Wilkinson, once-upon-a-time of pop-indie-punk crossover stars the Dum Dums, fact fans), featuring occasional spots by hip-hop comedian Doc Brown.