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Front 242

Band, *1981 BE, Aarschot
A.k.a. Daniel Bressanutti, Richard Jonckheere

Front 242 were formed in Aarschot in 1981 by Daniel Bressanutti and Dirk Bergen. After a few singles, Jean-Luc De Meyer (vocals) and Patrick Codenys joined the group and the first album, "Geography", was released. At this stage, Dirk Bergen left the group to become their manager. In 1983, Richard 23 (Richard Jonckheere) joined the group as vocalist/percussionist. With this line-up, the band released many albums of EBM, gaining more popularity with every release. (EBM stands for Electronic Body Music, a term originally coined by Kraftwerk) They also established a solid live reputation, with an energetic show in para-military outfits. The year 1993 brought a radical change in style, with guest musicians, the disappearance of their military look and the exploration of both harder (guitar samples) and softer (female vocals, ambient) sounds. After many years of silence, except for a few live/remix-albums, Front 242 re-appeared in the spotlight in the late nineties with their Re:boot-tour, bringing modern, techno-like cover versions of their own songs. In 2003 they took a step back towards their EBM-roots, with the release of "Pulse" and "Still & Raw". Before Front 242, the members were already involved in other projects, like Prothese (Daniel B.), Under Viewer (Jean-Luc De Meyer & Patrick Codenys) and Tranik Ind. (Richard 23).

Popular Tracks   
Headhunter V1.0 on Front By Front by Front 242
Headhunter V3.0 on Front By Front by Front 242
Welcome To Paradise on Front By Front by Front 242
No Shuffle - Remastered on No Comment by Front 242
Geography II on Geography by Front 242
Don't Crash - Remastered on Politics of Pressure by Front 242
U-Men on Geography by Front 242
Until Death (Us Do Part) on Front By Front by Front 242
Operating Tracks on Geography by Front 242
Circling Overland on Front By Front by Front 242

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Band Membership

Title Artist Year Type
Moments In BudapestFront 2422017Album
No Comment / Politics Of PressureFront 2422016Compil.
Catch The MenFront 2422016Album
Detox Static EPFront 2422016Album
Take One RMXFront 2422016Album
Lovely Day (Remastered) / Take One (RadicalG Mix)Front 2422015Single
Take OneFront 2422014Single
Front 242: LIVE Cold Waves IIIFront 2422014Album
Transmission SE91Front 2422013Album
First Moments ...Front 2422008Single
Moments... 1Front 2422008Album
Даёшь Музыку MP3 CollectionFront 2422007Compil.
Catch The MenFront 2422005Album
"Catch The Men" Radio PromoFront 2422005Album
Dance PlanetFront 2422004Compil.
Front 242 (5): 1997-2003Front 2422003Compil.
Still & RawFront 2422003Album
Front 242 (4): 1993-1995Front 2422003Compil.
Front 242 (3): 1991-1993Front 2422003Compil.
PulseFront 2422003Album
Front 242 (2): 1987-1991Front 2422003Compil.
PulseFront 2422003Album
Front 242 (6): 1992-2000 ProjectsFront 2422003Compil.
Front 242 (1): 1982-1987Front 2422003Compil.
Front 242: 1982-1999Front 2422000Compil.
Фонотека В КарманеFront 2422000Compil.
Live In BelgiumFront 2421999Album
Headhunter 2000Front 2421998Single
[ : RE:BOOT: (L. IV. E ])Front 2421998Album
HappinessFront 2421996Album
HappinessFront 2421995Single
Mut@ge.Mix@geFront 2421995Compil.
Tainted Love / HeadhunterSoft Cell / Front 2421994Album
Live CodeFront 2421994Album
Happiness (More Angels) / Speed AngelsFront 2421993Album
ReligionFront 2421993Album
UntitledFront 2421993Album
Angels Versus AnimalsFront 2421993Album
05:22:09:12 OffFront 2421993Album
06:21:03:11 Up EvilFront 2421993Album
AnimalFront 2421993Album
OffFront 2421993Album
Frontology 1981 - 1991Front 2421992Compil.
Selections 242Front 2421992Compil.
KampfbereitFront 2421992Album
Switzerland 1986Front 2421992Album
Live TargetFront 2421992Album
Silicon AnswersFront 2421992Album
Hadafi CommandoFront 2421992Album
Integration Eight X TenFront 2421992Album
242Front 2421992Compil.
Parted TragedyFront 2421991Album
Tyranny >For You<Front 2421991Single
Rhythm Of TimeFront 2421991Single
Body To BodyFront 2421991Album
Tyranny >For You<Front 2421991Album
The Tyrany Never StopsFront 2421991Album
Mixed By FearFront 2421991Album
A Video >For You<Front 2421990Single
Tragedy ▷ For You ◁Front 2421990Single
MegamixNitzer Ebb / Front 2421990Album
Never Stop!Front 2421989Single
Mega Mode / Front Dep NitzDepeche Mode / Front 242 / Nitzer Ebb1988Album
HeadhunterFront 2421988Album
Front By FrontFront 2421988Album
MasterhitFront 2421987Album
Official VersionFront 2421987Album
Back CatalogueFront 2421987Compil.
Quite UnusualFront 2421986Single
InterceptionFront 2421986Album
Television ProgrammFront 2421986Album
Take One / U-men (New Version)Front 2421985Single
No ShuffleFront 2421985Single
Politics Of PressureFront 2421985Album
Funkahdafi LiveFront 2421984Single
No CommentFront 2421984Album
Endless RiddanceFront 2421983Album
Two In OneFront 2421983Compil.
U.Men / EthicsFront 2421982Single
GeographyFront 2421982Album
Principles / Body To BodyFront 2421981Single
Television ProgrammFront 242Single
System AchtFront 242Album
MP3 CollectionFront 242Album
Live At ''La Gaite'' Brussels '85Front 242Single
MP3 CollectionFront 242Album
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