David Brent to Release a Greatest Hits Album?
Further to the highly popular Learn Guitar with David Brent series it appears everyone’s favourite guitar mentor could be pumping on your stereo very soon in teh form of an album.
Since releasing video tutorials for a number of songs online as part of his Learn Guitar with David Brent series, Ricky Gervais has received floods of offers to turn the series into an album. We all know Brent has a great catalogue of songs, with titles like ‘Life on the Road’, ‘Ooh La La’, ‘Spaceman Came Down’, ‘Free Love Freeway’, ‘Ain’t No Trouble’ together with the latest tutorial, hitting the net today (Monday 29th July) via Ricky’s YouTube channel, ‘Slough’.
Commenting on the prospect Gervais said:
“I can’t believe I’m now getting ridiculous offers from major record deals all over the world for a David Brent album. Where were these people when I was trying to be a real popster? And starving? haha”
Commenting on stepping back in the Brentmeister’s shoes he went on to say:
“It’s been so much fun bringing back David Brent and have him philosophise on Youtube, and spend all his hard earned repping money on still trying to become a pop star. It’s funny and sadly true of today’s x factor culture.”
The Learn Guitar with David Brent series, which you can follow over on Gervais’ YouTube Channel (www.youtube/rickygervais.com), has already lead to a plethora of YouTube cover versions and fan sites such as http://gervaisfanart.blogspot.co.uk/ @GervaisFanArt and http://www.equalitystreet.info/ @EqualityStreet.
In today’s “Slough” instalment Brent also considers starting up a new band, shouting out to his faithful YouTube followers to get in touch if they want to fill the “big shoes” of former Foregone Conclusion band mates Reggie Mental, Flange Warrior and Mammogram.