1st Wave

Tonight’s episode of “Dark Wave” — the weekly Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative station 1st Wave — was a real head-turner, with a number of surprise picks, even from the usual suspects. Most impressive: spinning Depeche Mode’s “Breathing in Fumes,” the B-side to 1986 single “Stripped” (or “But Not Tonight,” depending on where you lived when that particular 12-inch came out).

Other highlights included a pair of lesser-aired Love and Rockets tunes to bookend the show (“Welcome Tomorrow,”  “No Big Deal”), a double dose of The Cure’s 1984 album The Top (“Shake Dog Shake,” “Birdmad Girl”), Joe Strummer’s great “Sid and Nancy” cut (“Love Kills”) and two of the longer song titles in The Smiths’ songbook (“Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me,” “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”).

“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: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave,” 9/19/10

Love and Rockets, “Welcome Tomorrow”
Kate Bush, “Cloudbusting”
The Sugarcubes, “Hit”
Japan, “Quiet Life”
Nine Inch Nails, “Terrible Lie”
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Just Like Honey”
Xymox, “Obsession”
Ministry, “Everyday is Like Halloween”
Depeche Mode, “Breathing in Fumes”
New Order, “Shellshock” (Remix)
Joe Strummer, “Love Kills”
The Cure, “Shake Dog Shake”
Iggy and the Stooges,
“Gimme Danger”
The Smiths, “Last Night I Dreamt that Someboy Loved Me”
Stranglers, “Always the Sun”
Joy Division, “New Dawn Fades”
The Cult, “The Witch” (Full Version)
Concrete Blonde, “Everybody Knows”
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Bring on the Dancing Horses”
Lords of the New Church, “Black Girl White Girl”
Love and Rockets, “No New Tale to Tell”
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Waiting for Mommie”
Cocteau Twins, “Pandora”
The Cure, “Bird Mad Girl”
Depeche Mode, “Halo”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Christine”
Japan, “Gentlemen Take Polaroids”
The The, “Infected”
Tubeway Army, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
The Smiths, “There is a Light That Never Goes Out”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Temple of Love”
Skinny Puppy, “Killing Game”
The Mission U.K., “Into the Blue” (La La Sheldon Mix)
Killing Joke, “Sanity”
Cabaret Voltaire, “Sensoria”
Love and Rockets, “No Big Deal”

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