Creed Bratton on his new album 'Slightly Altered,' if he was "The Scranton Strangler" on The Office

Tuesday, July 14th

You know him as Creed Bratton in “The Office” & a folk musician who played for the band The Grass Roots! Creed checked in on the big show to talk about his new album "Slightly Altered" which comes out July 17th!

It was produced by Grammy award-winning producer Dave Way (Sheryl Crow, Christina Aguilera) & the first two singles "Chan Chu Toad" & "The Ride," are out now!

Also on the new album: a re-recording of "Temptation Eyes" - originally released by Bratton's band, The Grass Roots - which re-imagines the punchy hit as a soulful ballad.

Creed was a member of the legendary American rock group The Grass Roots until 1970, playing lead guitar with the group on their first four albums with songs like “Let’s Live For Today” and “Midnight Confessions.”

For nearly 8 years Creed was Dunder Mifflin's quality assurance director in “The Office.” He played a fictionalized version of himself, who would forget the names of his own co-workers & say bizarre & confusing statements.

Creed says he pitched for the role that was never supposed to last as long as it did, and when we asked if he was the “Scranton Strangler” he kind of tipped his hand to us, “why would you say that?” he hilariously says.

“Oh come on Scott, if i was in the studio right now i’d strangle you for saying that!”

He breaks down the situation by saying “obviously he had to kill somebody!”

Creed says “he’d come in dripping with blood, bodies in his trunk "apparently"…A strangler is a clean kill, there wouldn’t be a lot of blood...a Scranton stabber? I don’t know about the strangler."