Friday, June 07, 2013


Singer-songwriter and actor-comic Creed Bratton, currently best-known for the quirky former 60s rock-star character he portrays on the NBC TV hit comedy series The Office, is back with a new album/audio-biography Tell Me About It.

Creed Bratton along with his band The Rubbermen give us a behind the scenes look into who Creed really is - what's his story?  Is he the cubicle-stalking weirdo we loved on The Office?  Former sixties rock god?  Both?  Tell Me About It answer as many questions as it creates new ones.  The three-act "audio-biography" traces Creed's story through music. From LSD to unemployment lines and third acts, the Creed that sits behind his desk playing solitaire and eating mung beans has done it all.

“I approached my 6th solo album by writing with different writers I respected. So after The Rubbermen and I had started the album, Dave Way my producer said this is the story of your career. He said you should make this a concept album. He was right.....I hadn't even seen that side of it. 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. ‘Tell Me About It’ .... a audio-biography indeed, says Bratton.

A founding member of the seminal 60s rock band The Grass Roots, Bratton recorded and toured extensively behind the back-to-back monster hit singles, “Let’s Live for Today” and “Midnight Confessions,” which became early 60s youth anthems.  Creed joined several other original Grass Roots members in 2000 for a 35th Anniversary show at the legendary Sunset Strip venue Whiskey A Go Go.
Where everyone from The Byrds to Motley Crue to The Turtles and Van Halen have played.

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.   His last CD Bounce Back, featured his backing band, The 3DVB’s (aka The Rubbermen) and Office co-star Ed Helms, showed Bratton’s passion as a serious and accomplished musician.

Tell Me About It


Act I - Let's Start Dancing
1. One Guitar
2. Faded Spats
3. Chemical Wings
4. Yeah, Hi
Act II - The Orange Juice Tastes Like Water
1. Pablo
2. PF Sloan
3. Unemployment Lines
4. My Name Is Leon
5. Heart Of Darkness

Act III - Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Obscurity
1. Old Ruminations
2. Move To Win
3. Better On Top
4. Emmy Awards (Featuring Rainn Wilson)
5. When I Settle Down