“Sweet Harmony” is a hit single by UK band The Beloved.
It became one of their biggest hits, peaking at #8 in the UK None of the band’s other singles have made into the Top 10, which is why many consider this the band’s signature song.
The song gained notoriety for its controversial music video, which consisted of a naked Jon Marsh and a bevy of other equally naked females – including Tess Daly – lipsynching the lyrics. In an interview, Marsh pointed out that the video was “not intended to be sexual” and was “as A-sexual as you can get”. The video is supposed to represent unity between humans.
The video was featured in an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head called “Politically Correct”.
The music video for John Forté “Ninety Nine (Flash The Message)” features scenes which are similar to this video. In the second verse of the song, John Forte is featured alongside several naked women in a similar fashion. The only difference is that John Forté is clothed all the women start pulling out chainsaws and pose with them. Also, while the video samples scenes from this song, the song itself is not. The song samples Nena’s 99 Luftaballons.
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“Like Living With A Naked Tribe”
With a little encouragement from the weather (hot, and into the night) there’s really no good reason not to commingle camping with nudism, as is the case in many sanctioned nudist campgrounds across Europe and, increasingly, in “rogue” style hideaways and beaches here in the U.S. There are even “nudist” hook-up groups (try your local Meet-ups) where like minded naturists can join a group for a weekend camp in local national forests (and check your local REI bulletin boards).
Of course, one not need declare a camp-out as nudist, as anyone who has camped with friends knows friendly nudity is a common attribute of sharing the outdoors in hot, humid conditions. Privacy isn’t a big concern when it’s time for a dip after a day’s hiking, or during morning clean-up lake-side after a night of heavy campfire bonding with spirits or herbs.
In Europe beach side campgrounds, whether sanctioned nudist or not, tend to be very permissive regardless in terms of nudity. Everyone seems to walk around naked. You have touring Aussies, English backpackers, Swiss couples – it’s a very communal existence.
“After two or three days living in the woods or on a beach, with no need to wear a stitch of clothing, you develop a strange coziness with everyone. You move around like you have clothes on, except you don’t. You learn a lot about the human anatomy that way. When you see your girlfriend using a hatchet naked you see a side of her you wouldn’t recognize in the city.”
Russians have very large “back to nature” nudist camping gathering where hundreds gather and there’s a decidedly pagan flavor to activities. A festival atmosphere pervades the camp, and extremely liberal interpretation of free expression, including the affectionate kind. An American “might be shocked to stumble into one of these gatherings, but ultimately, pleasantly surprised.”
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