New Order – Age of Consent

This is the first track of the 1993 album “Power, Corruption & Lies” by New Order. For those who are unaware, New Order is an English band formed from former members of Joy Division after lead singer Ian Curtis committed suicide in 1980. (For those of you who haven’t seen Control yet, the biopic film about his life and untimely death, go watch it!) New Order is considered one of the most influential bands of the 1980s. They went on hiatus in the 90s but reunited for a 2001 album and after a few member changes, they split again in 2007 when Peter Hook (bass, vocals, electronic drums) left the band, and Bernard Sumner (lead singer, synth) declared he no longer wished to make music as New Order. He now makes tunes with another New Order member named Phil Cunningham, who joined New Order at the tail end of it’s existence. They work under the name Bad Lietenant, which have nothing on the electronic post-punk beats created by Joy Division and New Order, but it’s not bad for a bunch of oldies still trying to live the dream.

This song by New Order makes me tap my toes, and is also quite fun to dance to. It’s been a favorite of mine for years and you’ve been living under a rock if you’re not a fan of it too!!

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