All this time, I thought The Scrantones, who perform The Office theme song, were a real band from Scranton.
I mean, they played at The Office Convention in Scranton.
They even have a MySpace band page at myspace.com/thescrantones! (no longer available)
So you can imagine my surprise when I got to chat with Bob Thiele (“Joey Scrantone”), who provided this never before heard story about how The Scrantones were born.
They even recorded an awesome long version of the theme song. Crank up the volume and rock out!
Bob Thiele composes, supervises, and produces the music for FX’s Sons of Anarchy. He was nominated this year for an Emmy in the “Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music” category for SOA. From The Office to Sons of Anarchy — pretty cool, right?
A little postscript — besides The Office theme song, The Scrantones also recorded:
- “I’m In You” with Craig Robinson
- Pussycat Dolls’ “Buttons” with Melora Hardin (Melora performed the heck out of this song at The Office Convention)
- White Stripes’ “I Smell A Rat” with Rainn Wilson
- “Werewolves of Scranton” with Ed Helms, including special lyrics, of course
- Five other songs featuring Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, and even Scrantonicity!
I’ve listened to some of the recordings, and they are precious. They aren’t available to the public, but if you guys request it loud enough, perhaps something can be worked out …