FEATURED FRIDAYS: My Favourite Video – The Beards

The Beards are an Adelaide-based rock band, best known for their bearded hit singles If Your Dad Doesn’t Have a Beard, You’ve Got Two Mums and the recently-featured You Should Consider Having Sex With a Bearded Man.

Beards are their business – and business is good.

Their favourite video is The Gambler by Kenny Rogers.

This video was shot in 1978 – a great year for beards.It was a time when you didn’t need computer generated effects or scantily clad women dancing around to make a good film clip. All you needed was a man with a beard, telling you what’s what.

This film clip for The Gambler opens with Kenny Rogers, a man with a very good beard, standing next to a painting of a man with a beard, whilst singing about his dealings with an old wise man… with a beard.

The reason this clip has such resonance with us, The Beards, is because of its innovative direction. The entire video is shot in one room, with one man, sporting a beard. The success of this songs’ video underpins the age old adage; “A beard doth maketh the film clipeth.”


The Beards‘ third album, Having a Beard is the New Not Having a Beard, comes out on March 9. You can pre-order the album – along with a bonus stubby cooler – from JB Hi-Fi here.

They will be on tour from March 9 to April 22, stopping in most capital cities. For a full list of dates and tickets, visit the Facebook event page or the band’s official website.


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