You may know Mumford & Sons as the folk-turned-rock band they are today, but did you know that, once upon a time, they were a full-blown boy band…featuring Jimmy Kimmel? That’s right. Last night, Kimmel revealed the British band’s pop past on Jimmy Kimmel Live by airing a new Behind The Music-esque documentary that dives into their past as — wait for it — MUMTOWN.
The year was 1998 and the band, who wore exclusively varsity jackets, backwards baseball caps and bandanas, performed hit songs like Girl, I’m Saying Girl, Girl, Package 4-U and O.M.G.U.H.O.T. Amazing song titles, right? Well you can thank Kimmel, the band’s main songwriter, for these catchy songs. Too bad he didn’t get to sing many of them because he wasn’t allowed the sing! That’s why he was named “Mum”!
Watch the full documentary below and prepare yourself for some awesome ’90s nostalgia! Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live weekdays at 3E/12P on Much and weeknights at midnight on The Comedy Network!