A friend of mine has dubbed this genre "suspenders rock," but I have also heard it called "beard rock." Mumford & Sons are a folky boy band from England that make warm woolen songs and wear vests. They come off here a bit like a steampunk Coldplay playing this uplifting dirge to an adoring crowd at Red Rocks.
Best YouTube Comment: "There's nothing quite like watching thousands of people moshing to well-played acoustic instruments and folk music :D" — PhoenixFlynn
Welcome back to our series Rembert Explains the ’80s. Every so often, we'll e-mail 25-year-old Rembert Browne a video from the 1980s that he hasn't seen. Rembert will write down his thoughts as he's watching it, then we'll post those thoughts here. This week's installment was selected by Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons: "Hungry Like The Wolf" by Duran Duran. If you have an idea for a future episode of Rembert Explains the '80s, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rembert's note: The album cover for Rio will always be one of my favorites. That girl's earrings were so long.
0:03 That laugh in the beginning was the work of a little Indian girl? Never would have guessed, but that's just the CUTEST.
0:08 Where was this shot? This doesn't look like Great Britain.
0:19 They are the only white guys in this village. Are they on a study abroad program? What is this?