Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 28, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave,’ 2/28/10

Sirius XM's 1st Wave

As promised last week, we’re now checking in each Sunday night with the playlist from “Dark Wave” on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave. This week’s installment featured the usual staples (The Cure, The Sisters of Mercy, Siouxise and the Banshees), plus a few nice surprises, such as Peter Murphy’s “Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem” and Tubeway Army’s “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” You can tune in 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,” 2/28/10

Public Image Ltd., “Rise”
Gary Numan, “I Die: You Die”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Slowdive”
The Smiths, “Sweet and Tender Hooligan”
Iggy Pop, “The Passenger”
Revolting Cocks, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
Shriekback, “My Spine is the Bass”
The Sisters of Mercy, “More”
Peter Murphy, “The Line Between the Devil’s Teeth”
Duran Duran, “My Own Way”
The Stranglers, “Skin Deep”
Love and Rockets, “The Light”
The Cult, “She Sells Sanctuary”
Cocteau Twins, “Peresephone”
Depeche Mode, “Stories of Old”
The Damned, “Grimly Fiendish”
Stan Ridgeway, “Drive She Said”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Christine”
Tubeway Army, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”
The Cure, “Other Voices”
Concrete Blonde, “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)”
Tangerine Dream, “Love on a Real Train”
Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control”
Nine Inch Nails, “Terrible Lie”
Shriekback, “Nemesis (The Arch Deviant Mix)”
The Sugarcubes, “Birthday”
Ministry, “Here We Go”
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Bedbugs and Ballyhoo”
Wire Train, “Chamber of Hellos”
The Normal, “Warm Leatherette”
Giorgio Moroder, “Leopard Tree Dream”
The Mission UK, “Wasteland”
Duran Duran, “New Religion”
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Waiting for Mommie”
Peter Murphy, “Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem”
Depeche Mode, “But Not Tonight”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Dazzle”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Lucretia, My Reflection”
The Cure, “Shake Dog Shake”



  1. I had the chance to listen to this program when Chris the Minister used to host it. It was so much better than it is now. Not that I don’t like what I hear, but he used to play a lot of unearthed goth tracks from the 80s and even early 90s. I saw the previous posting about how XM’s Fred got destroyed. First Wave leaves a lot to be desired now. I miss the show they had with Fred from the B-52s. Sirius and XM have both started to suck ever since they merged, which is quite sad.

  2. Wow… 3 Siouxsie and the Banshees songs and 2 Sisters Of Mercy songs. You could play stuff from Factory Records and 4AD exclusivly and not have to repeat any bands. More variety is needed! They need to start digging a little more deeply into the vast depths of 80s music to find a few more gems.

  3. This is a good attempt by Sirius XM to reach out to listeners of 1st Wave, but if I want to listen to this playlist, I’ll just make it myself and put it on my iPod. Why not try for something less predictable? There is a lot of great stuff from the 90s, like Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Love Spirals Downward, Ikon, Wolfsheim, Project Pitchfork, etc….and not even any Xymox on a Dark Wave show? Bah! And Duran Duran–seriously?

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