Front 242 ‎– Headhunter

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"No sex until marriage" sample is preacher and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RRET 6 Front 242 Headhunter(12") Red Rhino Europe RRET 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
WAX 053 Front 242 Headhunter(12") Wax Trax! Records WAX 053 US 1988 Sell This Version
NT12 3025 Front 242 Headhunter(12") Nettwerk NT12 3025 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
RRET 6 Front 242 Headhunter(12") Red Rhino Europe RRET 6 France 1988 Sell This Version
RRET 6 Front 242 Headhunter(12") Red Rhino Europe RRET 6 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
SPV 50-1393 Front 242 Headhunter(12", Maxi) Red Rhino Europe SPV 50-1393 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
50-1393 / RRET 6 Front 242 Headhunter(12", Maxi, Promo, W/Lbl) Animalized 50-1393 / RRET 6 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
none Front 242 Headhunter(12", TP) Nettwerk none Canada 1988 Sell This Version
WAX 053 Front 242 Headhunter(12", TP) Wax Trax! Records WAX 053 US 1988 Sell This Version
RRET 6 Front 242 Headhunter(12", TP) Red Rhino Europe RRET 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
RRE 6 Front 242 Headhunter(7", Single) Red Rhino Europe RRE 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
RRE 6 Front 242 Headhunter(7", Single) Red Rhino Europe RRE 6 Sweden 1988 Sell This Version
WAX 0537 Front 242 Headhunter(7", Single) Wax Trax! Records WAX 0537 US 1988 Sell This Version
SPV 55-1394 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Mini) Animalized SPV 55-1394 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
SPV 55-1394 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Mini) Animalized SPV 55-1394 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
RRECD 6 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Mini, Single) Red Rhino Europe RRECD 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
RRECD 6 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Single) Red Rhino Europe RRECD 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
RRECD 6, RRE CD 6 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Single) Red Rhino Europe, Red Rhino Europe RRECD 6, RRE CD 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
RRECV6, RRECV 6 Front 242 Headhunter(CDV, Maxi) Red Rhino Europe, Red Rhino Europe RRECV6, RRECV 6 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
WAX CDV 053 Front 242 Headhunter(CDV, Single, NTSC) Wax Trax! Records WAX CDV 053 US 1988 Sell This Version
WAX CD 053, WAXCD 053 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Maxi) Wax Trax! Records, Wax Trax! Records WAX CD 053, WAXCD 053 US 1989 Sell This Version
WAX CD 053 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Maxi) Wax Trax! Records WAX CD 053 US 1989 Sell This Version
RRE CD 6, RRECD 6, 829.001 Front 242 Headhunter(CD, Single, RE) Red Rhino Europe, Red Rhino Europe, Red Rhino Europe RRE CD 6, RRECD 6, 829.001 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
OLD GOLD-073-MX Front 242 Headhunter(12") Old Gold (3) OLD GOLD-073-MX Spain 1997 Sell This Version
none Front 242 Headhunter(CDr, Single, Ltd, Promo, Unofficial) Electro Planet (2) none Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version

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bmaarseveen

bmaarseveen

April 27, 2016
referencing Headhunter, 12", RRET 6

Super dansable EBM track, both the A and B side. I especially love the B side. We went wild on the dancefloor in the eighties when we heard "hey poor!". Chickenskin and way ahead of its time.
djhotwheel

djhotwheel

July 19, 2009
referencing Headhunter, CDV, Single, NTSC, WAX CDV 053
This CD is gold surfaced, like many other of the early CDi style graphic CDs. Many PC/Mac players cannot even read this CD any longer due to technology and video players. Audio tracks play fine in any player. Tracks on this CD are exactly the same as the standard release but with the video of "Headhunter". The video itself is done on purpose to be very grainy as the director wanted it to be. Even if you have a copy from the Laserdisc, VHS releases (I have not seen a real DVD copy). Still looks the same.
Skeleton-Man

Skeleton-Man

March 10, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Headhunter, 12", Maxi, SPV 50-1393

The real gem here is the flipside. F2 were always the masters of finding creepy religious, tv-preacher sounding samples and Welcome To Paradise (V1.0) is one their finest hours in this respect. Add to this a hard beat somewhat similar to Masterhit, this is one mean EBM track ranking with the best F2 stuff I know of. How it ended up as a B-side is a mystery.
scoundrel

scoundrel

December 3, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Headhunter, CD, Maxi, WAX CD 053, WAXCD 053

Front 242's HEADHUNTER is a groundbreaking track for EBM and industrial music in general -- the first real worldwide industrial hit. But it happened to a completely deserving track -- immediately recognizable from the few notes and thoroughly danceable. "Welcome to Paradise" is more sample-based, but is a great send-up of American religious attitudes nonetheless. Sure, there's a lot of nostalgia wrapped up with this track, but if it came over the speaker of a club today, do you think I'd sit in my seat? I would not.
planet-noise

planet-noise

April 25, 2004
referencing Headhunter, 12", WAX 053

Headhunter is a great ebm/industrial song, with all the elements that made it a hit. However, the real hit from this 12" is it's B-Side.
Not many people will recognize it's name, but they'll sure remember the key words: "No Sex Unltil Marriege!", and "Hey Poor! You Don't Have To Be Poor Anymore..."
During the early 90's you can still hear samples from this track on many New-Beat and early Techno releases, Megamixes, and DJ sets. Behind the key-words, there's a brilliant work of Synthesizers, Samplers, and Sound. This one of the better releases by the 242 team.
"Halleujah!"
BRUCE1991

BRUCE1991

December 3, 2003
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Headhunter, 12", Maxi, SPV 50-1393

Headhunter is the record that introduced me to ebm.It's a big classic and the naughty sound of the main theme inspired the coming new beat scene (for example Tragic error Tanzen).