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The musically-minded among you will be aware that we at El Reg have a soft spot for corporate anthems - especially those which provoke the desire to pull your teeth out with pliers. Today, however, we're delighted to announce that we've stumbled across what must be among the most inspired musical promotions ever - a radio ad for …

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Happy

Well it's worked on me!

I'm definitely getting a shed from there now!

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no teeth left

Any listeners of the areas local radio station will have heard this a lot already. A LOT.And it gets in your head. GAAAH!!

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Coat

Oh dear...

1) I've been there.

2) I strangely like the ad.

3) Internet Exploder only? BOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Mine's the one with the Hoe in the pocket (no shed at current property)

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Made me smile on a Friday!

Well, what else can I say?

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Happy

It's Friday!

Lester Haines, I salute YOU!

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Happy

I live in a flat but...

I feel the urge to buy a shed...

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Click here...

Mercifully, I have Flash disabled on all sites by default (thank you, Opera), so suffered no auditory damage.

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THAT

IS AWESOME.

Far, far better than most of the adverts I've heard.

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Boffin

The audio comprethion

Ith a little bit thacrafithial to the thibbylantth.

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Dai

But...

... it works on Opera, @AC.

Genius piece of marketing. My next shed will be coming from there now...

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Tom
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Can't be as annoying as the Trade Centre Wales adverts

I think you will be hard pushed to find anything that is more mind-numbingly irritating than the Trade Centre Wales adverts. Each one ends with the tag line, "Tell 'em Trevor sent you!" in a really thick Welsh accent.

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=78BE30C70EF85A5D

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Happy

Fantastic.

Well thought of..

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Coat

Fantastic.

Keep my coat, I've got a shed.

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Hurray something fun !

Makes a change from reading about the latest govt IT disaster of the day...

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Jon "Three Sheds" Westbrook

Is he by any chance related to Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson?

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Brilliant!

Aww, thats made my Friday afternoon.

Just hoping for Playmobil now before I toddle off home...

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Coat

Is it just me

Or are the BBC running a feature on misheard song lyrics at the moment? Anyone posted this on there yet?

Mine's the one with a shed catalogue in the pocket

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asking too much

Flash, Javascript, Internet expoorer; sorry even it was a newly discovered song of one of my favorite dead artists, this is asking too much.

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Close enough to sheds..

I'd suggest the catchy anthem to the 2007 Sauna World Championships - possibly also the inspiration for the Irish Eurovision song contest entry?

http://k-systems.fi/www/saunaheinola.com/intro/

[Flame, for hopefully obvious reasons!]

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Coldseal

No matter what, Coldseal's awful radio adverts win this award every time...

http://www.221155.co.uk/index.html

I mean, just try these two awful efforts. I has haunted by this crap on local radio in the 90s.

http://www.221155.co.uk/jingles/ComingRoundTheMountain-Bomb.mp3

http://www.221155.co.uk/jingles/TheCanCan.mp3

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@radian: living in a shed

Living in a flat is no reason not to buy a shed. I had one to function as my man-cave, a 100% intrusion-free space. This is a simple necessity when sharing a house.

Sometimes called a thinking shed... There's even a company selling 150--200y old reclaimed north-swedish sheds (salty sea air keeps it from rotting, and weathers it beautifully).

If this is the ULTIMATE, then the penultimate shed song frightens me.

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Happy

Works on Firefox 3

And well, cheered me up on a particularly bad Friday.

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Happy

Being born and bred in Rainham...

It brings a tear to my eye, something we can be known to the world for instead of a steel company and former gooner Tony Adams.

Almost makes me wish I hadn't emigrated...

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Re: Coldseal

"I was haunted by this crap on local radio in the 90s."

Me too.

Or should that be: Me (double) too, (double one, double five)?

Burn, Coldseal, burn.

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Paris Hilton

I like it...

Most garden sheds here in the US are made of plastic shite. Those look nice..

Paris because... Well, plasticized shite.

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IT Angle

deep link

QuickTime might be able to play it... http://www.rainhamsheds.co.uk/soundfile.swf

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Er...

It's really not that funny. So someone noticed their name sounded a bit like 'raining'. That's not really hilarity central.

Even the Hyundai ad which equally 'hilariously' changed the lyrics to Flash Dance was better than that.

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Heart

@Damn Yank

The Shed shares a place in the British soul along with tea, bisuits and complaining about the weather.

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Happy

Brilliant

Still won't be buying one, just designed and built one from scratch myself AND I AM NOT GOING TO BUILD ANOTHER ONE FOR TEN OR TWENTY YEARS

not that I am not proud of the outcome, this inadvertant outburst was directed to the missus

Better AC this, oops, butterfingers

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Paris Hilton

Ermm

...... i find myself speechless.

Paris, because she knows what sheds are for.

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Coat

Ahh good old rainham sheds

I'd often cut through past their premises on my way to/from the station to work.

I think I should be grateful that this jingle never existed back then or i'd probably be singing it all day every day thanks to the constant reminder as I walked past.

Funnily enough I also just remembered that they suffered from a terrible problem with the drainage outside their office so anything more than a slight downpour and the whole area would flood. quite fitting giving the new jingle

hmmm heres my coat but wheres my brolly?

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Pirate

wait for the RIAA to contact them....

that'll be £300 or a court case for illegally making available copyrighted material then....

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Coat

Hmm, it is possible to do this lawfully.

Let's not jump to conclusions. It is possible to do this lawfully, and it's not unusual.

(Money, that's what I want!)

I wuld have commented sooner, only I was writing a song.

(The Technicolor one with the stylophone in the pocket, please.)

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Boffin

I, for one,

welcome our new Rainham shed tune-writing overlords.

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Joke

RE: I like it...

Yes, but whoever invented plastic poop is a millionaire now!

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can only hope

... that they bought the rights to the tune, or they'll have a lawsuit for umpteen squiglion in "damages" to pay off by next week. Because we all know how popular it all is, don't we?

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Unhappy

Ugh

Where's my puke bucket?

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At least Rainham seems to make a good product ...

... having advert jingles stick in the head is bad enough, but when the product advertised is pure shite it's just adding insult to injury.

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WTF?

Those aren't sheds! They're pathetic wooden boxes.

These are sheds: http://www.ranbuild.com.au/

A shed isn't really a shed unless it's made from metal.

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Go

Did they _really_ come up with that themselves...

...or did they cadge an outtake from "The Who Sell Out"?

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