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Slightly Altered is his most personal record to date, explaining, “Since I do have such a young fanbase [because of The Office], and granddaughters now, it’s kind of important for me to pass on what I’ve learned in my years on the planet, and what’s gotten me through all this stuff too — because Creed was a bad boy!”” data-reactid=”27″ type=”text”>Bratton says Slightly Altered is his most personal record to date, explaining, “Since I do have such a young fanbase [because of The Office], and granddaughters now, it’s kind of important for me to pass on what I’ve learned in my years on the planet, and what’s gotten me through all this stuff too — because Creed was a bad boy!”

Newsweek, so I knew what it was,” Bratton chuckles.) He accepted, of course, and — unlike Coonce — dropped the acid before their concert. The chemicals kicked during just as the Grass Roots hit the Fillmore stage. Suddenly Bratton saw his hands start to glow, and he became so transfixed by the psychedelic sight that instead of playing his guitar, he played an imaginary “Technicolor accordion,” as if he were “God’s concertina player.”” data-reactid=”30″ type=”text”>It was April 1969, and Bratton and his Grass Roots bandmate Rick Coonce were smoking a joint outside San Francisco’s Fillmore West before their gig when a “little hippie girl” generously offered them some LSD. (“I’d read Newsweek, so I knew what it was,” Bratton chuckles.) He accepted, of course, and — unlike Coonce — dropped the acid before their concert. The chemicals kicked during just as the Grass Roots hit the Fillmore stage. Suddenly Bratton saw his hands start to glow, and he became so transfixed by the psychedelic sight that instead of playing his guitar, he played an imaginary “Technicolor accordion,” as if he were “God’s concertina player.”

And things just got crazier from there. 

“And then all of a sudden I looked around, and I couldn’t perform. So, I dropped my pants! And back in those days, you know, let that pony dance! I mean, Old Blue needed some air room! So there I was, like, ‘Ta-da!’ An it-pays-to-advertise kind of thing.”

Chemical Wings” — did not lead to his ousting from the Grass Roots. (He does admit that his bandmates were none too thrilled with him when they had to do a Fillmore makeup show the following week, however.) Bratton, who’d been getting into music like the Band and Rubber Soul-era Beatles, says he left the group because he was “disgruntled” that he wasn’t allowed to write his own material.” data-reactid=”36″ type=”text”>Bratton insists that, contrary to urban legend (and Wikipedia), the Fillmore pants-dropping incident — which is actually wilder than anything the fictionalized Creed got up to at Dunder Mifflin and inspired his 2003 song “Chemical Wings” — did not lead to his ousting from the Grass Roots. (He does admit that his bandmates were none too thrilled with him when they had to do a Fillmore makeup show the following week, however.) Bratton, who’d been getting into music like the Band and Rubber Soul-era Beatles, says he left the group because he was “disgruntled” that he wasn’t allowed to write his own material.

Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton (Photo: Mitchell Haaseth/NBCU Photo Bank)

launched a Kickstarter for an “Uncle Stan” spinoff sitcom, Bratton is open to the idea of his own Creed-centric spinoff — especially since the Office finale in 2013 ended with the cliffhanger of Creed being hauled off to jail.” data-reactid=”53″ type=”text”>Although Bratton is focused on his music career and new album right now, he says he’d love to reprise his Office character: “I’ve still got energy left; you can tell I’m ready to go. I’d love to play that guy again for a while!” And since Leslie David Baker, who played Stan on The Office, just launched a Kickstarter for an “Uncle Stan” spinoff sitcom, Bratton is open to the idea of his own Creed-centric spinoff — especially since the Office finale in 2013 ended with the cliffhanger of Creed being hauled off to jail.

moonlights as an easy-listening crooner.)” data-reactid=”54″ type=”text”>Bratton has some spinoff ideas that, frankly, seem a bit acid-induced, in the best possible way — including a jailbreak pilot episode, an origin story that involves “extraterrestrial parents,” a torrid love affair with Making a Murderer attorney Kathleen Zellner, a stint in the Witness Protection Program, “Breaking Bad stuff,” and a new career doing “in a world…” movie voiceovers. (Incidentally, (He’s also open to our suggestion to form a supergroup with David Brent from The Office U.K., who moonlights as an easy-listening crooner.)

reunion special, because he “would love to just to see everybody again.” And if that ever happens, maybe Creed can spike the Dunder Mifflin office party egg nog with LSD.” data-reactid=”56″ type=”text”>In all seriousness, while there’s no confirmed The Office series reboot at the moment, Bratton is well aware of the ongoing public demand. “All the fans have been wanting [a series revival] for a long, long time,” he says, but he quickly adds, “We left on such a sweet note on that finale. Do you want to take a chance of messing that up?” However, he is intrigued by the idea of a holiday reunion special, because he “would love to just to see everybody again.” And if that ever happens, maybe Creed can spike the Dunder Mifflin office party egg nog with LSD.

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