Category: Radio

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/12/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/12/10

This week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features some nice highlights, including a deep album cut from Depeche Mode (‘Stories of Old’), some classic Wire (‘Ahead’) and a dash of Kraftwerk (‘The Telephone Call’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/5/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 9/5/10

The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include some unusual selections from big names like The Cure (‘Just One Kiss,’ the B-side of ‘The Walk’) and Depeche Mode (‘Black Celebration’ album cut ‘Here is the House’), plus the return of ‘No Name, No Slogan,’ the one-off 1989 single from Acid Horse, a hybrid of Ministry and Cabaret Voltaire.

Milestones: Robert Smith’s ‘Cure FM’ pirate radio broadcast was 20 years ago tonight

Milestones: Robert Smith’s ‘Cure FM’ pirate radio broadcast was 20 years ago tonight

Twenty years ago tonight, Robert Smith and the rest of The Cure — aided by a pair of American DJs and shadowed by MTV and the music press — set up a pirate radio station at the headquarters of Fiction Records with plans to illicitly premiere their soon-to-released remix album ‘Mixed Up’ over the London airwaves.

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/29/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/29/10

Bookended by a pair of great Depeche Mode tracks, tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave was a strong one, featuring some very early Cure (‘Another Day’), a rare appearance by Oingo Boingo (‘Pain’) and a blast of Skinny Puppy (‘Smothered Hope’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/23/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/23/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s classic-alternative outlet 1st Wave include Depeche Mode’s classic ‘Waiting For the Night,’ a rare airing of The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Driven Like the Snow’ plus Yaz’s ‘Ode to Boy.’

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/15/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/15/10

The high points of this week’s ‘Dark Wave’ show on Sirius XM’s classic alternative outlet 1st Wave include a dose of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (the always-welcome ‘Heaven’), great album cuts from Depeche Mode and The Cure (‘Clean’ and ‘Torture,’ respectively) and a thumping Nitzer Ebb track (‘Murderous’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/8/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/8/10

This week’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave features many of the usual suspects — although not the oft-repeated Mission U.K. — plus some choice cuts from the likes of the Cocteau Twins (‘In the Gold Dust Rush’), The Teardrop Explodes (‘When I Dream’) and Bigod 20 (‘Carpe Diem’).

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/1/10

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 8/1/10

Highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include Peter Murphy’s cover of the Magazine track ‘The Light Pours Out of Me,’ the all-too-infrequently played ‘Love is Stronger Than Death’ by The The, and a dash of Ciccone

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’).

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.’

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’).

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.

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.

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’).