Can't Understand Normal Thinking
Inspired by the likes of Sublime, NOFX, Bob Marley, Hank Williams, The Mad Caddies, The Toadies, Nirvana, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old 97\'s and many other great bands, The Bastards have forged a truly unique sound. Combining humor, politics, and beer, The Crafty Bastards have something for everyone. The Story: Amongst the sagebrush, dairy cows, and ignorance of a small Idaho town, the seed was planted. High school friends became band mates and the first incarnation of The Crafty Bastards was born. Between beers, bowls, and an endless stream of band names (Sea-Men, Dink, Ol\' Man Zeke, Gramps, Cancer, The Shitty Assholes. . .etc) a bond was built. Years passed and the band went through many changes. Members came and went and came again. At first, playing only to our friends known as the BYOA (Bring Your Own Audience), we earned our wings and the music improved. Gigs began to pour in, and thanks to a bit of management from our friend Lonnie and a bit of hard work people began to notice. Traveling all over southern Idaho brought us a good response everywhere we played. We took our music from skate parks, to bars, to house parties and beyond, playing songs about anything from chickens to political unrest. On our first Halloween gig we played as Spinal Tap, and on Christmas Eve a last minute show turned into a drunken night to remember, setting a standard of insanity. After deciding to leave Idaho we played a farewell show, bringing out a long list of our friends in the local music community, as well as an energetic St Patrick's Day crowd. Leaving such support was hard, but now the band looks forward to new opportunities and new stories to tell. After all that The Crafty Bastards have been through so far the bond between us is very strong, and it shows in our stage presence. Being friends before band mates has made all the difference. Come rain or shine, the music will continue.