At some point early in 2003, Seinfeld writers Alec Berg, David Mandel, and Jeff Schaffer approached Lustra about writing a rock song to be featured as a gag in the movie they were writing. This was a generous gesture from some good friends and, with the possible exception of getting signed to XOFF Records, was the single biggest break that Lustra ever got. By mid-February, Lustra had cooked them up three different drafts of Scotty Doesn't Know. One of the drafts was chosen for further development and refinement began, ultimately leading to the well-known anthem of the movie Eurotrip.
This song seems to have taken on a life of its own, appearing on the Howard Stern show and repeatedly as Eurotrip aired on cable. It eventually found some weird cult status and covers of varying quality began appearing on social media. The occasional influencer has gyrated to it, making duckface. It has been used as part of a hit job on a politician or two. One story even claims that the song brought someone out of a coma.
On August 30, 2021, the song was certfied GOLD by the RIAA.
The polished sound of Scotty Doesn't Know owes a great deal to the incredible production talent of Scott Riebling (of Letters to Cleo) and the legendary mixing skills of producer Chris Lord-Alge. Old Grey Horror is a different beast—dark, epic, haunting, self-produced—but if you enjoy the guitars in Scotty Doesn't Know, chances are you'll also enjoy Old Grey Horror's new album, The Tower.