Op:l Bastards was formed by Timo Kaukolampi (born 1971), Vilunki 3000 (real name: Mikko Viljakainen, b. 1973) and Tuomo Puranen from Helsinki, Finland. Kaukolampi and Vilunki had earlier on played in the garage rock band Larry and the Lefthanded. Their original name was Opel Bastards, but they had to change it due to the pressure from Opel company.
Their music is categorised as electronic music. They are described as having "specialized in Kraut-baiting impenetrability." 1
In 2007 Op:l Bastards had their first gig in five years on the 18th of August at Flow festival of Helsinki. The Job album was re-released on Op:l's record label Lefta Records in Finland, with liner notes written by Philip Oakey (of The Human League fame).
The group released their second album in 2009
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