Front 242 - Don't give up

Where does band name Front 242 come from - UN resolution 242 - Map of Israel with 1949-1967 Armistice linesAlso called the 'fathers' of the Electronic Body Music.

At the time of selecting the name the band from Belgian Aarschot is thought to have looked at the United Nations with half an eye, in particular at a resolution of the Security Council that was filed in the archives under number 242 at the end of 1967.

Resolution 242 is one of the most famous decisions of the Security Council: it records the starting points for achieving lasting peace in the Middle East.

The results of all the good intentions were meagre at most.

Perhaps it's best for Front 242 to pretend the name - as is suggested here and there – refers to the Fiat 242, a medium sized van that was produced in Turin, Italy in the 70s and 80s.

Active: 1981-1993; 2003, BEL

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