Front 242 Headhunter T-shirt. “Headhunter” is a 1988 song by the Belgian EBM band Front 242. The song was a major hit in the electronic and industrial music scenes, and Front By Front subsequently became the top-selling album in the history of Wax Trax! Records.
“Headhunter” was released as a single in 1988, as a 12″ (Version 1.0) and a 7″ (Version 2.0). Each featured a corresponding version of “Welcome to Paradise” as the B-side. A third version appeared later on the 1988 album Front By Front (Version 3.0).
A music video using the shorter “Version 2.0” soundtrack was directed by Anton Corbijn. It depicted the band members in an urban landscape of Brussels, including the Berlaymont building and the Atomium that had been built for the 1958 World’s Fair. The video used eggs as a visual theme because Corbijn misheard the song title as “Egg Hunter”.
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When asked about the concept for the song, Front 242’s vocalist and lyricist Jean-Luc De Meyer replied, “I had the chance to work in an insurance company before, and I worked in the department of human resources and I saw the way that this company was trying to hire people. It was very polite and very nice with men in suits, but at the same time it was very cut-throat. I wanted to make a parallel between tribal warfare and these activities. The song means both of these activities”.
After a long hiatus from 1993 onward, Front 242 regrouped to re-record the song in late 1999, releasing it with multiple remixes on the dual-CD single Headhunter 2000.
COMA Music Magazine ranked “Headhunter” as the greatest industrial song of all time in 2012. The lyrics of “Headhunter V1.0” describe a man who is alone and anonymous but has the marks of a genius written in his cells. The narrator is looking for this man to sell him to other men.
Front 242’s music has stood the test of time and continues to be popular among fans of electronic and industrial music. “Headhunter” is just one example of their innovative and influential work. Their legacy continues to inspire new generations of musicians and fans alike.
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