If you don’t know David Brent by now, you will never, never know him.
So, then, the story behind this one goes like this: Sacked Slough paper company boss David Brent decided to use his redundancy money to fund a long-dreamed-of bid for chart glory. In his youth, you see, he had been part of a band called Foregone Conclusion. Despite claiming that they had toured extensively – and that their support act had been a then unknown Scottish band called Texas – Foregone Conclusion disappeared and were forgotten.
Now middle-aged, Brent recorded a version of schmaltzy classic If You Don’t Know Me By Now, releasing it on his own Juxtaposition Records label, and had a video shot. Not surprisingly, the single flopped, his career fizzled out and he was last seen working as a cleaning products salesman.