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#WaxTraxFriday - 5th January 2018

by Graham Needham (© 5th January 2018)

January 2018 Feature Poll Results:
Front 242 = 53 votes
Ministry = 38 votes
Revolting Cocks = 34 votes
Laibach = 24 votes
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Front 242 - Headhunter

Front 242 released their Headhunter single in October 1988 to coincide with the release of their new album Front By Front. Wax Trax! Records released the single in the USA with separate releases in Sweden, Germany, Belgium/the rest of Europe and Canada. Headhunter quickly became a fan favourite and helped push big sales for the new album. A video was filmed for the single (of version 2.0) around Brussels' urban landscapes, including the Atomium, by Anton Corbijn. Although released on multiple formats of the time (vinyl 7"/12", CD single) interestingly Headhunter was also released on CD Video single. CD Video was an alternate name for LaserDisc and the CD Video format specifically offered a gold 5" disc option that could hold one video and around 25 minutes of music - perfect for the Headhunter single and video. Wax Trax! Records released it in the USA as a NTSC video version and Red Rhino Europe (RRE) released it in Europe as a PAL format version. This was the only CD Video released by Wax Trax! Records! Unfortunately, this CD Video is not currently in the CyberNoise archive :-( our boss, Graham Needham, has been "hunting" for it for almost 30 years. If you have either (or both) of the CD Video releases and are able to offer high quality scans/pictures of them please don't hesitate to get in contact with us (here or via Twitter) and we'll post them up in this article.

Products For "Front 242 - Headhunter"

12" singleGermany flag iconAnimalized
50-1393
October 1988view iconbuy icon
CD single (3")Germany flag iconAnimalized
55-1394
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7" singleSweden flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRE 6
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12" singleSweden flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRET 6
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Front 242 Headhunter Belgian 7" single RRE 6 product image photo cover7" singleBelgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRE 6
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12" singleBelgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRET 6
October 1988view iconbuy icon
Front 242 Headhunter Belgian CD single (3") RRECD 6 product image photo coverCD single (3")Belgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRECD 6
October 1988view iconbuy icon
CD single (5") {no barcode}Belgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRECD 6
October 1988view iconbuy icon
CD Video single (5") [Limited Edition]Belgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRECV 6
October 1988view iconbuy icon
CD single (5") {with barcode}Europe flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRECD 6
unknownview iconbuy icon
7" singleUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 053-7
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12" singleUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 053
1988view iconbuy icon
CD single (5")United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCD 053
1988view iconbuy icon
CD Video single (5") [Limited Edition]United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCDV 053
1988view iconbuy icon
12" single [Promo]United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 053
1988view iconbuy icon
12" singleCanada flag iconNettwerk
NT12-3025
1988view iconbuy icon
CD single (5")Canada flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCD 053
1988view iconbuy icon

Products For "Front 242 - Headhunter" (Music Video)

Promo VideoOctober 1988view icon

Products For "Front 242 - Front By Front"

LP (12")France flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRELP 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDFrance flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRECD 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CassetteFrance flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RREMC 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Germany flag iconAnimalized
08-1389
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDGermany flag iconAnimalized
85-1391
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CassetteGermany flag iconAnimalized
08-1390
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Belgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRELP 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDBelgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRECD 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CassetteBelgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RREMC 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
DATBelgium flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RREDT 7
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
Front 242 Front By Front Czechoslovakian LP (12") 21 0032-1 311 product image photo coverLP (12")Czechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-1 311
1990view iconbuy icon
Front 242 Front By Front Czechoslovakian CD 21 0032-2 311 product image photo coverCD {grey disc+black print}Czechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-2 311
1990view iconbuy icon
CD {silver disc+black print}Czechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-2 311
1990view iconbuy icon
Front 242 Front By Front Czechoslovakian CD 21 0032-2 311 product image photo coverCD {silver disc+blue print}Czechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-2 311
1990view iconbuy icon
CassetteCzechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-4 311
1990view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Promo] {black vinyl}Czechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-1 311
1990view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Promo] {blue vinyl}Czechoslovakia flag iconGlobus International
21 0032-1 311
1990view iconbuy icon
Front 242 Front By Front European LP (12") RRELP 7 product image photo coverLP (12") [Limited Edition]Europe flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRELP 7
1 October 2012view iconbuy icon
CDEurope flag iconRed Rhino Europe
RRE 7CD
1 June 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12")United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 054
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCD 054
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDUnited States flag iconEpic
EK 52406
June 1992view iconbuy icon
CassetteUnited States flag iconWax Trax!
WAXCS 054
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CassetteUnited States flag iconEpic
ET 52406
June 1992view iconbuy icon
LP (12") [Promo]United States flag iconWax Trax!
WAX 054
October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDJapan flag iconAlfa
29B2-43
25 June 1989view iconbuy icon
LP (12")Canada flag iconNettwerk
NTL 30029
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CDCanada flag iconNettwerk
NTCD 049
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
CassetteCanada flag iconNettwerk
NTMC 30029
24 October 1988view iconbuy icon
Front 242 Front By Front  Digital Album n/a product image photo coverDigital AlbumRed Rhino Europe
no catalogue number
unknownview iconbuy icon

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