The Filthy Thievin’ Bastards were originally a side project come up with by members from the Swingin’ Utters. Acquiring impact from folk-rock, in addition to Celtic drunkards the Pogues, Johnny Bonnel and Darius Koski (both of the Utters) composed an EP’s worthy of of music in 2000 and finally released it as Our Fathers Sent Us on TKO Information. Both enlisted previous Camper Truck Beethoven guitarist Greg Lisher, manufacturer Randy Burk (who finished up on drums), and Me First as well as the Gimme Gimmes vocalist Spike Slawson (who finished up on bass) to become listed on the music group and produced an record that impressed both critics and listeners as well. The next calendar year, the lineup reunited to record a full-length record, this time around including Crimson Meat’s Potential Butler on mandolin. The effect, A Melody of Retreads and Broken Quills, made an appearance by the end of 2001 on BYO Information; My Pappy Was a Pistol implemented four years afterwards.