David Brent: Life on the Road is coming to UK & Ireland cinemas on Friday, August 19, 2016!
I grew up in Slough from 1961 and left the area in 92. It was a shithole then . I have gone back on many occasions for family commitments and it has got progressively worse Betjeman was right. Anglo Saxon description for Slough...Bog( shithole) is right.
The lyrics are obviously a parody on purpose, but the music itself is actually amazing, abit like David Bowie, no surprise why Bowie himself wanted to work with Ricky on Extras
makes me want to visit Slough, thats a massive Tesco
This has to be the coolest fucking thing if your from Slough😂
I hope David Brent saw the effort this Ricky Gervais guy went through to make a music video for him
You can tell Ricky loves a bit of Bowie haha
And people say he's just a big pair of tits.
Can see my house at 0:22
Summat ha ha love it🤟🤟🤟🍷🍷🍷🐾🌈🌻💙
Ending in a town like Slough would honestly kill me.
Bowie would have loved to sing this...
In 2016 I moved to Slough because of this song. Now I'm working in paper business.
Except the opening shots are Maidenhead.....same idea, just not quite so dreary
Ohhhh sloughhhhhh come on u rebels
you could actually make like proper music like your stuff is actually good
Wont be a hit. Good, didn’t want it to be. next...
He’s a chilled out entertainer
I want to visit slough now. ❤️
As a Slough man (postcode, I actually live in Windsor, let me make that clear :--) The Queen is in the same boat) I love this song and the updated video so much (nice to see The Curve. Actually the juxtaposition of that ultra modernity with the adjacent beautiful old church is something only Slough can achieve... I'm puffing up now) I've even performed the song at Slough's best jam session, in the Herschel Arms. But is it cheeky to have beautiful aerial shots of Maidenhead? Nah... that's also a Slough postcode :-) Great stuff David.
Very nice tribute song about Slough, where I went to school for a few years in the early 60s. (St. Joseph's Sec. Mod.) Happy memories. A touch of Al Stewart in there. Great.
Every thing in this song is accurate apart from that line because it has nothing to do with slough
Musically it has a touch of the Verve in there
Foregone Conclusion- LOL. That name just kills me for some reason.
When working out the details for the American Office, Gervais asked the American writers what the US version of Slough is. As we all know they chose Scranton PA
Slough is one of my favorite words
That's Maidenhead and Taplow at the beginning The bridges are Maidenhead's bridges (The bottom one is the Brunel one for reference) On the left: The blue river cafe On the right: VW dealership The third shot is also I'm sad good song though
Love it, and there are some other good songs on the album! You might like my own original song, DOWNTOWN ;-)
Slough is my favorite word, he took it
David Brent took my word, I love Slough
I live in slough
Well, I am not very much enthusiastic about Slough, but it is my home now. And I feel here like home, yes.
The Slough song can be sexy! On Paddington station take a train to Slough, let's go!
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41351549 Slough named as the 'best place' to work and live
00:51 I'm definitely from Slough, because I recognise the woman selling the Big Issue.
What's the vibe....
Is that Gareth keenan on base
woiiiiiiii we made it fellow lads from slough
Out-fucking-standing......you gotta love it!
It's criminal this doesn't have more views
0:33 dose the van say imate
I just like the song. pisstake or not lol
It's aTesco Extra On Wellington Street ! You Mo Fo's.
I can't believe Toro y Moi covered this Or maybe I can Regardless, their version is better
should have got Karl to be your PA
Love Ricky, Love Brent, LOVE the movie. However, does anyone really think he sat down and wrote this song with a prepared comedy lyric? Remember, he's always been a pop star at heart. No doubt he's written many songs over the years. He probably picked the best of those songs for this vehicle and simply changed the lyrics to suit David Brent's character. Essentially 'Slough' probably started life many moons ago, as a love song of a much more heartfelt kind.
I prefer 'Allentown'.
very good i like your song
Im gonna learn this and go busking in Slough
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Such a pity that the famous trio, Ricky, Steve and Karl, has sort of ended now. I'd love to see them working together again.
Having lived in Slough for over 20 years but now a proud resident of New Zealand, I'm going to watch this video any time I may feel home sick and remind myself why I left.
when the first line is "more convenient than a tesco express" you know your listening to genius
If you're Phoenician, you would correctly pronounce this, 'Slew', or "Sloff", but you already know that.
Ricky is fucking finished
MITIE van at the start...fuck MITIE, shower of miserable, horrible poxes.
As much as I dislike the idea of a David Brent movie, I dig the new Foregone Conclusion songs.
If Slough has a Tesco Express, I'm packing my bags now. Dreamtown, here I come!
i lived close to slough for many years the only excuse for visiting was because there was a great joke shop there called coopers and i remember the guy there looked a bit like the late Tommy cooper
It was owned by his brother I recall
I loved the movie. and I love slough
I just saw the movie. not really 'funny', more cringey, awkward and sad. it was ok though, kind of what i expected.
It just struck me that Brent is like Slough. Slough is like Brent. Neither particularly good or bad at anything. Wanted to be liked but lacking likable qualities, trying hard but going nowhere, always between bigger things but never being a part of them. Brent wrote a much, much deeper song than we all expected.
I enjoy this. Ricky has good taste!
Chris Rea has requested this be played at his funeral ; )
Nice to see Ricky still hangin on, loving the ironic struggling hasbeen comedian still tryin to get back what he had for 10minutes, takin bets for next celeb suicide, hope you dont mind Ricky but gotta put food on the table ok
Who wants some Mars Bars 😂 mmmmmm!!
That looks gay.
29 people who dislike this are obviously from Reading.
I love it , very English. The strings at the start put me in mind of Elgar. I think the track as real depth and purpose
My flat's in this video. Nice shot nof The Curve too
He seems to hit the same junction from two different directions with just one cut away. And that sat nav's not accurate.
28 people need to go to Slough
Very Bowie-esque! Lol
Love the movie billboard in there at 1:58!
It takes a certain level of genius to write such a great song about a town that is so fucking boring.
Love it! For the humour and sentiment of this Gervais creation!
"The station's just got a new floor."
my fave one
Bowie's voice would fit this song perfectly
i thought ricky couldnt drive?
I was lucky enough to go on holiday to Slough once. But that was when I was a kid and we had lots of money. Now we just have to make do with shitty little places like Ibiza.
That really is sad that you think Ibiza is nice, if you are some kind of mental im sorry about this comment.
Love it, it's actually a great song, a modern anthem to Slough.
And people say he's just a big pair of tits...
sounds like Bowie
I'm such a big fan of Ricky Gervais that I really want to see his disaster piece ! Missing Merchant!
Ricky was a member of a pop band of two back in the 80's and they had a No 1 song in the Philippines!
To be fair that is huge for a Tesco express...
This is like a Suede b-side combined with Neil Young's 'Alabama'
Hope Texas are watching this with a smile on their faces.
I put the roof cladding and fascia on that front part of Slough station back in 1984, with my old man now passed away. We sub contracted from E.H Smith roofing in B'ham. Fk me.
Could easily be a Suede song.
I bloody love you Ricky!!!
surprised there isn't a bit like: "You know you're reached slough when you hit junction 6 and it smells like shiiiiiii-iii-iiiit"
I think your find that J 7 Cippenham...
Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough! It isn't fit for humans now, There isn't grass to graze a cow. Swarm over, Death!
The clue is in the name of the place.
this guy has so many talents. gervais your the man
suede ,bowie combo.......cool song
Oi, Brent! Is all you care about chasing the Yankee dollar?
Awesome...now I completely get why they made Scranton, PA the Slough of the American version! It's very similar, just based on what I gleaned from the video. I'm a transplant from Philadelphia, the London....or perhaps Reading in this scenario. But I see the reasoning. Loved the British Office!
David's voice too low in the mix
I don't agree with that, in the workplace