August 20, 2015


Remember Mumtown, Mumford & Sons and Jimmy Kimmel's '90s Boy Band?

On Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel and his beard presented a short documentary about his days in a '90s boy band with banjoists-turned-Mark-Hoppus-endorsed-rockers Mumford & Sons.

Mumtown. They were called Mumtown. In 1998, they wore letter jackets, bandanas, and had 'N Sync-ish tracks like "Girl, I'm Saying Girl, Girl," "Package 4-U" and "O.M.G.U.H.O.T." They went by Benjy, T.D., Winston, Marcy Marcus (!!!!) and Mum—Jimmy's name, since he wasn't allowed to sing.

"I've put it behind me," Winston Marshall says in the sober, eye-opening film. "I don't really want to revisit it, honestly." Aside from Jimmy, the group's memories of those days aren't so fond, which explains how they ended up forming the Banjo Ballers Mumford & Sons.