Creed Bratton is a founding member of the seminal ’60s rock band The Grass Roots, but is more commonly known for his loopy antics as a Dunder Mifflin staffer on the hit NBC show The Office. Bratton’s Dunder Mifflin co-workers got a preview of the actor’s guitar chops in a previous episode of The Office when Bratton rescued a not-quite-up-to-the-task boss Michael Scott from band jam embarrassment. However, now that the series is wrapping up this actor-comic-singer-songwriter is releasing his new Tell Me About It comedy album in three acts.
“Dave Way, my producer, said this is the story of your career you should make this a concept album,” says Bratton. “So we went from there to approaching it that way. The 3 acts are like a play. It’s a story that takes you along in a psychedelic way.”
The first act—Let’s Start Dancing—of the album was released on April 16 and is available now. Act two, titled The Orange Juice Tastes Like Water, will be available on Tuesday, May 7. Act Three- Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Obscurity is out Tuesday, May 21 along with the vinyl version which includes all three acts.
Check out how this all came about.
Act I – Let’s Start Dancing
- One Guitar
- Faded Spats
- Chemical Wings
- Yeah, Hi
Act II – The Orange Juice Tastes Like Water
- PF Sloan
- Unemployment Lines
- My Name Is Leon
- Heart Of Darkness
Act III – Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Obscurity
- Old Ruminations
- Move To Win
- Better On Top
- Emmy Awards (Featuring Rainn Wilson)
- When I Settle Down