Tonight’s episode of ‘Dark Wave’ mixed in some rare(ish) appearances by My Bloody Valentine, KMFDM and My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult with lesser-aired tracks from big names like Love and Rockets, The Cure, Kate Bush and Depeche Mode.
Category: Dark Wave Playlists
Could it be? Could tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave feature a playlist completely devoid of the four songs — Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Lucretia, My Reflection,’ Siouxise and the Banshees’ ‘Slowdive’ and The Mission UK’s ‘Wasteland’ — that have been played on each episode since we started tracking playlists in mid-February?
Highlights from tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include a rare selection from Die Warzu (‘Never Again’), Depeche Mode’s greatest B-side (‘Dangerous’) and a one-off 1989 industrial-dance single from the long-forgotten Gruesome Twosome (‘Hallucination Generation’). Plus, the playlist actually ventured outside of the ’80s, offering ’90s and ’00s cuts from The Cure (‘Burn’), Love and Rockets (‘Sweet F.A.’) and Bauhaus (‘Black Stone Heart’).
We check in once again on ‘Dark Wave,’ the Sunday night show on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave that this week featured cuts by Nitzer Ebb, Morrissey, Tones On Tail, The Chameleons, Ministry and more.
The highlights of tonight’s ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave include The Swans’ cover of ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart,’ a dash of German synthpop from Cetu Javu, The March Violets’ classic ‘Snake Dance’ and a nice Bauhaus/David J/Love and Rockets run toward the end of the show.
While this week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM featured a host of all-too-usual suspects (The Cure’s ‘Other Voices,’ Public Image Ltd.’s ‘Rise,’ The Sisters of Mercy’s ‘Lucretia, My Reflection’), there were, as always, some pleasant surprises, including ‘Bird Mad Girl’ from the aforementioned Cure, a dash of the always-welcome Chameleons and even a Chris Connelly track.
This week’s installment of ‘Dark Wave’ on Sirius XM’s 1st Wave 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?’
To show our support for 1st Wave’s Sunday night ‘Dark Wave’ show — and the idea that Sirius XM should dig deeper all the time, not just once a week — tonight we begin posting each week’s playlist.