THE OFFICE -- Pictured: Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton --...

THE OFFICE -- Pictured: Creed Bratton as Creed Bratton -- NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth ltc Credit: NBC Photo/

You know how the off-kilter "Office" character Creed likes to reminisce about his rock and roll past on the NBC sitcom? "In the '60s, I made love to many, many women," he once said. "Often outdoors. In the mud and the rain."

Well, turns out Creed Bratton, who portrays Dunder Mifflin's quality-assurance specialist of the same name, was a founding member - in real life - of '60s group The Grass Roots ("Let's Live for Today").

Fast-forward to, uh, today. The Quiet One just released his fifth album, "Bounce Back," which shifts from slices of breezy Jimmy Buffett pop to country-ish rock. Bratton wrote the majority of the album's 11 songs - there's a Chet Baker cover ("Let's Get Lost," a duet with Tara Holloway) - and "Office"-mate Ed Helms (who plays Andy Bernard) lays down some banjo on "Rubber Tree" and "Driving the Drags."

Now, if only Ricky Gervais from the British "Office" would revisit his '80s new wave roots in Seona Dancing.

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