New Order – Age of Consent

New Order - Power Corruption & Lies album cover

Song: Age of Consent

Artist: New Order

Album: Power Corruption and Lies (1983)

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After the tragic suicide of Ian Curtis in 1980, post-punk band Joy Division regrouped as New Order. New Order’s integration of post-punk with electronic and dance music made them one of the most acclaimed and influential bands of the 1980s. Age of Consent was written after an article in a British newspaper that claimed the age of consent should be lowered, because people were having sex younger and younger. Learn more about the song and New Order in Episode 8 of the SPD podcast.

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