Dennis Mitchell from the Split Town Rockers was the impetus behind the Quags. Performing as a aspect task during downtime with Split Town Rockers, Mitchell enlisted assistance from some fellow Portland, OR, music artists to recreate a vintage rock audio and record. In 2001, the group inserted the studio room with an objective to pay for tribute to affects which range from the Rolling Rocks and the Encounters to David Bowie as well as the Kinks. In 2002, the Quags released its debut record, Out locally, on Paisley Pop Information. The group provides performed across the Portland membership circuit and it has garnered a devoted following.