Sirius XM's 1st Wave

Once you accept that certain songs apparently must be played every episode — weekly show opener “Rise” by Public Image Ltd., plus  The Sisters of Mercy’s “Lucretia, My Reflection,” Siouxise and the Banshees’ “Slowdive” and The Mission UK’s “Wasteland” — tonight’s installment of “Dark Wave” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave was actually pretty strong.

Highlights from tonight’s show include a rare selection from Die Warzu (“Never Again”), Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (“Dangerous”) and a one-off 1989 industrial-dance single from the long-forgotten Gruesome Twosome (“Hallucination Generation”). Plus, the playlist actually ventured outside of the ’80s, offering ’90s and ’00s cuts from The Cure (“Burn”), Love and Rockets (“Sweet F.A.”) and Bauhaus (“Black Stone Heart”).

“Dark Wave” airs each Sunday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern/7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific.

See full ‘Dark Wave’ playlist after the jump…

Playlist: 1st Wave’s “Dark Wave,” 4/4/10

Public Image Ltd., “Rise”
Human League, “Being Boiled”
New Order, “1963”
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Heaven”
Love and Rockets, “An American Dream”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Ribbons”
Danzig, “She Rides”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Slowdive”
The Mission UK, “Wasteland”
Concrete Blonde, “Everybody Knows”
The Smiths, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out”
Bauhaus, “Black Stone Heart”
The Teardrop Explodes, “Poppies”
The Cure, “Fascination Street”
Depeche Mode, “Dangerous”
Ministry, “Work For Love”
Killing Joke, “Change”
Love and Rockets, “Sweet F.A.”
Bolshoi, “Away”
Kate Bush, “Running Up That Hill”
The Cramps, “Fever”
Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control”
Gruesome Twosome, “Hallucination Generation (Syametic Nightmare)”
The Mission UK, “Wishing Well”
Cocteau Twins, “The Itchy Glowbo Blow”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Dear Prudence”
Duran Duran, “Night Boat”
Tones on Tail, “Lions”
Jesus and Mary Chain, “Head On”
Propaganda, “P-Machinery”
The Stranglers, “Golden Brown”
The Sugarcubes, “Coldsweat”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Lucretia, My Reflection:
The Cult, “Black Angel”
Die Warzau, “Never Again”
The Cure, “Burn”
Depeche Mode, “But Not Tonight”
Killing Joke, “Adorations”
The Smiths, “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”
Joy Division, “Atmosphere”

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