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22nd Jan '16 12:49:37 AM spirasen
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[[caption-width-right:345:Front 242]]

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'''Front 242''' is a Belgian EBM band and the TropeNamer (but not the TropeCodifier) for Electronic Body Music: this term was coined for their 1984 album ''No Comment''.

Their style, EBM, is a subgenre of {{Industrial}} that resembles the DarkerAndEdgier cousin of SynthPop. "DarkerAndEdgier Music/{{Kraftwerk}}" is a good description. The music itself is punk-like, aggressive and danceable ElectronicMusic with mostly conventional (verse-bridge-chorus) song structures.

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'''Front 242''' is a Belgian EBM band and the TropeNamer TropeNamers (but not the TropeCodifier) for Electronic Body Music: this term was coined for their 1984 album ''No Comment''.

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Their style, EBM, is a subgenre of {{Industrial}} that resembles the DarkerAndEdgier cousin of SynthPop. "DarkerAndEdgier Music/{{Kraftwerk}}" is a good description. The music itself is punk-like, punk like, aggressive and danceable ElectronicMusic with mostly conventional (verse-bridge-chorus) song structures.
5th Jan '16 4:08:37 AM aye_amber
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* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number Twenty-Three]]: Richard 23 (a.k.a. Richard Jonckheere).

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* [[YouAreNumberSix You Are Number Twenty-Three]]: Twenty Three]]: Richard 23 (a.k.a. Richard Jonckheere).
30th Nov '15 10:26:12 PM Nuke-Captain
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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: both [[GratuitousRussian Russian]] and [[GratuitousGerman German]]. "фронта!" [[note]]Front![[/note]] is somewhere in a lot of their graphic design work, and the songs "Kampfbereit" and "Im Rhythmus Bleiben" are in German.

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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: both Several examples.
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[[GratuitousRussian Russian]] and Russian]]: "S.Fr Nomenklatura" I & II. They occasionally stylize their logo "фронта! 242".
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[[GratuitousGerman German]]. "фронта!" [[note]]Front![[/note]] is somewhere in a lot of their graphic design work, and the German]]: The songs "Kampfbereit" and "Im Rhythmus Bleiben" are in German.Bleiben"
** [[GratuitousItalian Italian]]: A few brief lines: "I nostri sogni sempri presenti.", "due quattro due"


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* InitialismTitle: "W.Y.H.I.W.Y.G."


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* SingerNameDrop: "242" shows up a lot in titles and lyrics.


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* WordPureeTitle: "Funkahdafi" [[note]]''Funk'' (German for "radio") + [[UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi al-Gaddafi]] [[/note]]
30th Nov '15 7:43:54 PM Nuke-Captain
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* TheBackwardsR: Some of their graphic design work with Cyrillic letters is this, other times it's actual Russian.



** They also have a few songs of their own that go into the 7-8 minute range- "Commando Mix", " "Masterhit (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Junkdrome" are all good examples.

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** They also have a few songs of their own that go into the 7-8 minute range- "Commando Mix", " "Masterhit (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Junkdrome" are all good examples.examples.
* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Band Name!]]: фронта! 242
* GratuitousForeignLanguage: both [[GratuitousRussian Russian]] and [[GratuitousGerman German]]. "фронта!" [[note]]Front![[/note]] is somewhere in a lot of their graphic design work, and the songs "Kampfbereit" and "Im Rhythmus Bleiben" are in German.



* HiddenTrack: On ''Tyranny (For You)'', there are 2 minutes of silence after the last track, followed by 2 songs: "Hard Rock" and an alternate mix of "Trigger 2" entitled "Trigger 1".



* RecurringRiff: The riff from "Until Death (Us Do Part)" reappears as the main melody of "Agony (Until Death)".



* SpellingSong: "Until Death Us Do Part"

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* SpellingSong: "Until Death Us (Us Do Part"Part)"



* VoiceClipSong: "Welcome to Paradise" and "Angst". Incidentally, both sample ranting preachers.

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* VoiceClipSong: "Welcome to Paradise" and "Angst". Incidentally, both sample ranting preachers. Often times, if a song doesn't have any sung lyrics, it uses voice clips.
30th Aug '15 2:52:50 PM Nuke-Captain
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* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: "Circling Overland" describes a dystopia where surveillance drones rule the skies. [[HarsherInHindsight Remind you of what the US DHS is doing today?]]
* EpicRocking: 'Not Bleeding Red'' by Nothing But Noise, an ambient side project of Music/{{Front 242}}, is a total of 96 minutes, and two of the tracks clock over 18 minutes in length.
** They also have a few songs of their own that go into the 7-8 minute range- "Commando Mix", " "Master Hit (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Junkdrome" are all good examples.

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* BigBrotherIsWatchingYou: "Circling Overland" describes a dystopia where surveillance drones aircraft rule the skies. [[HarsherInHindsight Remind you of what the US DHS is doing today?]]
* EpicRocking: 'Not "Not Bleeding Red'' by Nothing But Noise, an ambient side project of Music/{{Front 242}}, is a total of 96 minutes, and two of the tracks clock over 18 minutes in length.
** They also have a few songs of their own that go into the 7-8 minute range- "Commando Mix", " "Master Hit "Masterhit (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Junkdrome" are all good examples.



* NonAppearingTitle: The majority of their tracks follow this trope. Notable exceptions: "Special Forces", "Don't Crash", "GVDT", "Never Stop".

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* NonAppearingTitle: The majority of their tracks follow this trope. Notable exceptions: "Special Forces", "Don't Crash", "GVDT", "Im Rhythmus Bleiben", and "Never Stop".Stop" are notable exceptions.


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* SpellingSong: "Until Death Us Do Part"
-->''L-O-C-K''\\
''L-O-C-K space T-H-E space D-O-O-R space F-O-R-E-V-E-R''\\
''F-O-R-E-V-E-R''
29th Jul '15 2:59:40 PM Nick98
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! Discography
* ''Geography'' (1982)
* ''No Comment'' (1984)
* ''[[GreatestHitsAlbum Back Catalogue]]'' (1987)
* ''Official Version'' (1987)
* ''Front by Front'' (1988, the one album featuring "Headhunter")
* ''Tyranny (For You)'' (1991)
* ''Live Target'' (1992, live album)
* ''06:21:03:11 Up Evil'' (1993)
* ''05:22:09:12 Off'' (1993)
* ''Live Code'' (1994, live album)
* ''Mut@ge, Mix@ge'' (1995, remix album)
* ''Re-Boot: Live '98'' (1998, live album)
* ''Pulse'' (2003)
* ''Moments...'' (2008, live album)
* ''Transmission [=SE91=]'' (2013)
30th Jan '15 6:33:48 AM Patachou
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Front 242 is a Belgian EBM band and the TropeNamer (but not the TropeCodifier) for Electronic Body Music: this term was coined for their 1984 album ''No Comment''.

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Front 242 '''Front 242''' is a Belgian EBM band and the TropeNamer (but not the TropeCodifier) for Electronic Body Music: this term was coined for their 1984 album ''No Comment''.



* SurrealMusicVideo: "Headhunter" and "Tragedy (For You)".

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* SurrealMusicVideo: "Headhunter" and "Tragedy (For You)".You)", both directed by Creator/AntonCorbijn.
27th Jan '15 12:25:00 PM TMOverbeck
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* Letters2Numbers: Played with; their 1993 albums ''06:21:03:11 Up Evil'' and ''05:22:09:12 Off'', when translating the numbers to their appropriate letters, read ''Fuck Up Evil'' and ''Evil Off'' respectively.
19th Jan '15 10:01:23 AM Nick98
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 4-5 realm, with the odd song dropping below that (especially their early, SynthPop-ish material) and a decent amount of ''06:21:03:11 Up Evil'' and ''05:22:09:12 Off'' making it to a 6.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Usually in the 4-5 realm, with the odd song dropping below that (especially their early, SynthPop-ish material) and a decent amount of ''06:21:03:11 Up Evil'' and ''05:22:09:12 Off'' making it to a 6.6, and also a few occasional songs, such as "Headhunter", which go up to a 7.
14th Jan '15 4:26:29 PM sharkcrap11
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* They also have a few songs of their own that go into the 7-8 minute range- "Commando Mix", " "Master Hit (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Junkdrome" are all good examples.

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* ** They also have a few songs of their own that go into the 7-8 minute range- "Commando Mix", " "Master Hit (Parts 1 & 2)" and "Junkdrome" are all good examples.
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