• Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/25/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/25/10

    Tonight’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features some pleasant surprises, including My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult’s ‘And This is What the Devil Does,’ The Cure’s ‘Screw’ and not one but two solo Daniel Ash tracks (‘This Love,’ ‘Walk on the Moon’).

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  • Stephen Street discusses work with The Smiths, Morrissey on ‘Sound Opinions’

    Stephen Street discusses work with The Smiths, Morrissey on ‘Sound Opinions’

    Record producer and engineer Stephen Street — who worked on three albums by The Smiths before producing and co-writing Morrissey’s solo debut ‘Viva Hate’ — will be the guest on this week’s episode of the ‘Sound Opinions’ radio program, billed as ‘the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show.’

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/18/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/18/10

    Tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave featured many of the usual suspects, but a few gems stuck out, including a mid-period single from the rarely played Cabaret Voltaire (‘Sensoria’), a dash of Die Warzau (‘Funkopolis’) and some off-base picks for some of the show’s bigger bands (The Smiths’ ‘Never Had No One Ever,’ The Cure’s ‘Siamese Twins,’ Depeche Mode’s ‘Shame’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/11/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/11/10

    We’re still experiencing some technical difficulties in bringing you playlists from ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave, as was the case last Sunday — but we’ve been able to pull together most of the night’s show.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/4/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 7/4/10

    We’ve run into a bit of technical difficulty with our tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ playlist. When we’re unable to catch the show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave — as was the case this Fourth of July night — we’re usually able to recreate it using DogstarRadio.com’s excellent search function.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/27/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/27/10

    ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave continues to impress by digging somewhat deeper than normal, with tonight’s episode featuring unexpected cuts from the likes of The Cure (‘The Baby Screams’), The Smiths (‘The Hand That Rocked the Cradle’) and Ministry (‘Flashback’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/20/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/20/10

    The playlist from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s classic-alt station 1st Wave boasts an unusual number of deep, rarely aired cuts from regulars such as Siouxsie and the Banshees (the band’s cover of The Doors’ ‘You’re Lost Little Girl’), the Psychedelic Furs (‘Imitation of Christ’), The Jesus and Mary Chain (‘Catchfire’) and Love and Rockets (‘Holiday on the Moon’).

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/13/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/13/10

    Tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave opened with The Cure’s ‘Disintegration,’ and featured such highlights as a rare airing of TSOL (‘Flowers By the Door’); the return of Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ which opened the show for weeks on end earlier this year; and both Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ and the Swans’ cover.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/6/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 6/6/10

    Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a left-field Love and Rockets pick (‘Rain Bird’ off ‘Earth Sun Moon’) and the ‘The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight,’ the lone single from early-’80s synthpop act Dominatrix.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/30/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/30/10

    Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a cut off The The’s generally neglected ‘Dusk’ album (‘Love is Stronger Than Death’); a favorite off Morrissey’s solo debut, ‘Viva Hate’ (‘Late Night, Madulin Street’); and a real rarity in ‘No Name, No Slogan,’ the one-off 1989 single from Acid Horse, a hybrid of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.

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  • Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/23/10

    Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 5/23/10

    Highlights from last night’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include an always-welcome Depeche Mode B-side (‘Sea of Sin’ off ‘World in My Eyes’), a dash of Swans (‘Saved’) and a particularly great three-song run by Sinead O’Connor, Cocteau Twins and The Church (‘Jerusalem’/’Ivo’/’Tantalized’).

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