Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — 3 hours of The Cure special edition (7/8/18)

The Cure

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. EDT every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers.

Tonight’s show, as sharp-eared listeners may have noticed, was a special all-Cure edition as 1st Wave helps celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary. This playlist represents a selection of your host’s favorite Cure songs; if you’d like to offer up your own Cure playlists, drop links in the comments below.

The Cure, “Shake Dog Shake” (The Top)
The Cure, “The Figurehead” (Pornography)
The Cure, “Push” (The Head on the Door)
The Cure, “Just One Kiss” (Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978–2001)
The Cure, “Torture” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Cure, “10.15 Saturday Night” (Three Imaginary Boys)
The Cure, “M” (Seventeen Seconds)
The Cure, “Play With Me” (Three Imaginary Boys: Rarities 1977-1979)
The Cure, “Birdmad Girl” (The Top)
The Cure, “The Big Hand” (Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978–2001)
The Cure, “Disintegration” (Disintegration)
The Cure, “A Chain of Flowers” (Join the Dots: B-Sides & Rarities 1978–2001)
The Cure, “The Last Day of Summer” (Bloodflowers)

The Cure, “Open” (Wish)
The Cure, “Last Dance” (Disintegration)
The Cure, “Jupiter Crash” (Wild Mood Swings)
The Cure, “The Perfect Girl” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Cure, “Three Imaginary Boys” (Three Imaginary Boys)
The Cure, “Sinking” (The Head on the Door)
The Cure, “Fascination Street” (Extended Remix) (Mixed Up)
The Cure, “Hello, I Love You (Slight Return)” (Rubáiyát: Elektra’s 40th Anniversary)
The Cure, “Fire in Cairo” (Three Imaginary Boys)
The Cure, “Bloodflowers” (Bloodflowers)
The Cure, “Going Nowhere” (The Cure)
The Cure, “Prayers for Rain” (Live) (Entreat)
The Cure, “Underneath the Stars” (4.13 Dream)

The Cure, “Cold” (Pornography)
The Cure, “Trust” (Wish)
The Cure, “A Night Like This” (The Head on the Door)
The Cure, “Faith” (Faith)
The Cure, “Seventeen Seconds” (Seventeen Seconds)
The Cure, “Piggy in the Mirror” (The Top)
The Cure, “How Beautiful You Are” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Cure, “Spilt Milk” (Bloodflowers digital bonus track)
The Cure, “A Strange Day” (Pornography)
The Cure, “The Same Deep Water As You” (Disintegration)
The Cure, “Other Voices” (Faith)
The Cure, “Secrets” (Seventeen Seconds)
The Cure, “Primary” (Faith)
The Cure, “Killing An Arab” (Live) (Concert: The Cure Live)


Got a request for next week? Something other than The Cure? Drop it in the comments below.





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  • Mat G


    Next weeks show-
    Please play-
    The Cure- All Mine

    Matt Sebastian for president !

    • I know you keep requesting this, but if you’re talking about the version on the expanded Pornography reissue, I just think the sound quality is too poor for radio

  • Absolutely incredible playlist!! Just about everyone of my favorites from albums Seventeen Seconds to Disintegration. Only song missing was All Cats are Grey to hit absolute perfection in my book.

  • Another week, another great show!

  • Amazing show for next week

    New Order- Blue Monday
    The The- Giant
    Depeche Mode- Black Celebration
    The Cramps- Fever
    Joy Division- Failures
    Shriekback- Malaria

  • Bryant

    What a time to be alive! BEST CURE TRIBUTE EVER! Loved EVERY SINGLE dark side of Cure songs you picked! Love hearing The Figurehead!

    The Police – Invisible Sun

  • Joe Rodriguez

    Thank you for playing M.

  • Rick Parker



  • El Arreglardo

    Nicely balanced sets Matt. Must have taken a lot of time. Well done!

  • El Arreglardo

    Upon further reflection, there needs to be a Matt Sebastian channel on Sirius / XM.

  • Jen S.

    Wonderful show! Please add The Cure-Treasure for next week~thank you

  • Georgio Cider

    On the next show could you play Rip it up by Orange Juice?

    Also, great list!

  • David B

    Yes, agreed, fantastic selection, many faves in there – not a clunker in the bunch – and loved the commentary – I’ve been a die-hard fan ever since I heard ‘Killing An Arab’ from the *Standing On The Beach* singles collection on cassette… was very happy to hear you close the show with it! Another all-time fave (from same cassette): ‘The Exploding Boy,’ B-Side to ‘In-Between Days’ – BRAVO! ENCORE!!

  • Jonathan Slocombe

    Has anyone created an Apple Music or Spotify playlist? :)

  • For next show:

    Pink turns Blue – After All
    The Sisterhood – Giving Ground
    The Cure – All Cats are Grey

  • Moev -Ophelia ?

  • Elizabeth

    Hi, Matt –
    I think you’ll dig this playlist I cultivated. Lots of similarities to your show.

  • I was so happy to get into my car and hear Cure song after Cure song and such amazing picks I loved this show and agree you need your own channel!
    Is there any way to continue streaming these playlists? As far as I can tell Sirius keeps them up a few weeks then deletes can you put it on your website to stream or elsewhere?



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