Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — June 6, 2010 at 11:10 pm

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

1st Wave

Here we are, once again, checking in with the weekly broadcast of “Dark Wave” on Sirius XM’s classic-alt station 1st Wave. Tonight’s highlights 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.

But here’s a request: How about some late’-80s Ministry? The synthpop stuff like “Everday is Halloween” gets regular play on 1st Wave anyway; seems the heavier The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste material would be even more appropriate on “Dark Wave.” Maybe “Stigmata?” “So What?” “Thieves?”

“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,” 6/6/10

The Smiths, “What Difference Does it Make?”
The Sugarcubes, “Birthday”
Peter Murphy, “Cuts You Up”
The Sisters of Mercy, “1969”
Depeche Mode, “Black Celebration”
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Fear (Of the Unknown)”
Nitzer Ebb, “I Give To You”
The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes”
Love and Rockets, “Rain Bird”
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Sidewalking”
Clan of Xymox, “No Words”
Ministry, “Everyday is Halloween”
Cocteau Twins, “Cicely”
The Mission U.K., “Severina”
New Order, “Temptation”
Modern English, “Life in the Gladhouse”
Yaz, “Winter Kills”
Bauhaus, “Stigmata Martyr”
Lords of the New Church, “Livin On Livin”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Driven Like the Snow”
Specemin, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
The Smiths, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want”
The Tourists, “Everywhere You Look”
Depeche Mode, “I Feel You” (Throb Mix)
Revolting Cocks, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”
Duran Duran, “Tiger Tiger”
The Chameleons, “Swamp Thing”
The Teardrop Explodes, “Poppies”
Roxy Music, “The Main Thing”
The Mission U.K., “Tower of Strength”
Dominatrix, “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight”
Peter Murphy, “All Night Long”
Human League, “Being Boiled”
Joy Division, “Isolation”
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Heaven”
Nine Inch Nails, “Terrible Lie”
The Sisters of Mercy, “Ribbons”
Concrete Blonde, “Everybody Knows”
Killing Joke, “Change”
The Church, “Reptile”
Bauhaus, “Black Stone Heart”



  1. Smiths and Church goth????? once again, all these songs needed to be in regular rotation.

    glad to see Rain Bird got a spin.

  2. CalculusCat

    How about playing Sneakyville by Secession

  3. Don’t say the G word! But hell yes, the Smiths and the Church were very followed by the fans of darker new wave.

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