The Grass Roots were a cool enough band, and “Let’s Live For Today” was their highest charting single. You might not recognize the title, but you’ll recognize that Summer of Love hippy dippy chorus:
While the title track went top 10 in 1967, the album of the same name barely cracked the top 100, peaking at #75. I dig it, but I like all of that psychedelic stuff. As a kid I was sure that I was born too late–that my pop culture era overlapped with my toddler years. No love beads and sitars for me.
Anyway, my guess is that what most pop culture consumers of the last 15 years find interesting about Let’s Live For Today isn’t its sha-la-la’s but rather that sunglass obscured punum tucked behind the flowers on the album’s cover. Yep, that’s Creed Bratton, as in “Creed from The Office.” Bratton was only one of many who spent time in the Grass Roots lineup, but he’s the only one with a Dunder-Mifflin check stub.
Want your own piece of Creed memorabilia? Expect to pay around five bucks. Happy hunting.