Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (8/5/18)

The Sisters of Mercy

“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.

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “After the Flesh” (The Crow)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “The Living End” (Psychocandy)
Killing Joke, “Frenzy” (Fire Dances)
Tones on Tail, “O.K. This is the Pops” (Weird Pop)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Power” (Dawnrazor)
Soft Cell, “Memorabilia” (Non-Stop Erotic Cafe)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Overground” (The Scream)
Ministry, “The Angel” (Twitch)
Severed Heads, “Big Car” (Rotund for Success)
Nitzer Ebb, “Lightning Man” (Showtime)
Depeche Mode, “Rush” (Songs of Faith and Devotion)
Coil, “Tainted Love” (Scatology)
Revolting Cocks, “Gila Copter” (Linger Ficken’ Good)

The Smiths, “Handsome Devil” (Hatful of Hollow)
The Fall, “Totally Wired” (Creative Distortion)
Wire, “I Am the Fly” (Chairs Missing)
Peter Gabriel, “Intruder” (Peter Gabriel 3: ‘Melt’)
Yazoo, “Winter Kills” (Upstairs at Eric’s)
The Comsat Angels, “Independence Day” (Waiting for a Miracle)
The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes” (Faith)
Peter Murphy, “A Strange Kind of Love (Version 2)” (Deep)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Doctor Jeep” (Vision Thing)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Placebo” (Satyricon)
Swans, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Love Will Tear Us Apart)
Skinny Puppy, “First Aid” (Cleanse Fold and Manipulate)
The Sugarcubes, “Delicious Demon” (Life’s Too Good)
Love and Rockets, “Waiting for the Flood” (Earth Sun Moon)
The Chameleons, “Inside Out” (Strange Times)
Iron Curtain, “Like a Family” (Desertion 1982-1988)

Cocteau Twins, “Blood Bitch” (Garlands)
Joy Division, “Atrocity Exhibition” (Closer)
Shriekback, “Faded Flowers” (Oil & Gold)
The Lucy Show, “Come Back to the Living” (…Undone)
Bauhaus, “Stigmata Martyr” (In the Flat Field)
X, “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” (More Fun in the New World)
This Mortal Coil, “Kangaroo” (It’ll End in Tears)
The Mission, “A Wing and a Prayer” (Children)
Dead Can Dance, “Ulysses” (The Serpent’s Egg)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Nothing Wrong” (Nothing Wrong)
Pink Turns Blue, “Walking on Both Sides” (If Two Worlds Kiss)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Constantinople” (Meteorites)
Crime and the City Solution, “The Shadow of No Man” (The Bride Ship)
Throwing Muses, “Hate My Way” (Liliput)
Christian Death, “Haloes” (Death Box)
New Order, “This Time of Night” (Low-Life)


Got a request for a future episode? Drop it in the comments below.





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  • A note about requests: I needed to work ahead and get the next 2 shows done early, so any requests made here will be considered later in the month. I will keep track of them.

  • Rick Parker

    Great show Matt as always. I have a few requests for next week. Thanks.

    The Creatures – “Pluto Drive” (Boomerang)
    Tin Machine – “I Can’t Read” (Tin Machine)
    Nine Inch Nails – “Suck” (Broken)
    The Cure – “Pornography” (Pornography)

  • Burney

    Great show. Thanks for the Iron Curtain. Also Soft Cell and Comsat Angels. Maybe next time, whenever that is:

    Iggy Pop- Nightclubbing
    Escape with Romeo-Something Underground
    Jazz Butcher-Angels

    Anyway thanks for the show. Have a good one

  • Marko

    Matt, I’d really love it if you could play some Jandek. Anything, really, but what comes to mind first is “I’ll Sit Alone And Think A Lot About You.”

  • Matt, just a quick note to say thank you for playing the Pink Turns Blue and Meat Beat Manifesto requests. Whenever you get to it, Burn by Sisters of Mercy would be cool. Thanks again !

  • For next week

    Joy Division – I Remember Nothing
    Stranglers – Peaches
    The Sound – Desire

  • Mat Gillespie

    Great show tonight especially the 3rd hour-
    Cocteau, DCD, TMC, & Muses (nice 4AD love) and what a fantastic newer song by the Bunnymen! Love that one.
    Also Awesome to hear X!!
    For next week:
    The Cure- Exploding Boy
    Dead Can Dance- Xavier
    David Sylvian- The Boy With The Gun
    Bauhaus- Sanity Assassin
    Joy Division- Disorder
    This Mortal Coil- Dreams Made Flesh
    Cocteau Twins- When Mama Was Moth

  • Rob R.

    Thanks for playing that Crime and the City Solution track! Some suggestions for later in the month:

    Morrissey – Ouija Board, Ouija Board
    Ghost Dance – Grip of Love
    New Order – In a Lonely Place
    Deux – Game and Performance

  • Great Show.
    Thanks for the DCD and The Mission. Great choices.
    Would The Glove fit in?? If so how about, Mouth to Mouth (Landray Vocal) or Looking Glass Girl.
    TY as always.

  • David B

    Great to hear the Sugarcubes last night! One of my favs

  • Georgio Cider

    The Smiths – Rusholme Ruffians off of Meat is Murder

  • Charles Gilliland

    Here’s the spotify playlist for this show, nearest I could get it. There’s a few tracks missing from Spotify’s collection.

  • Charles Gilliland

    Here’s the spotify playlist for this show, nearest I could get it. There’s a few tracks missing from Spotify’s collection.

  • Fried Pickle

    great show this week ! thank you

  • thanks for playing This Mortal Coil.

    I’m in a mood to hear Slender Fungus by Tones on Tail if you please.

    I’ll get out my guiro and play along!


  • Great show, loved that Peter Gabriel track. Suggestions for a later date:
    The Prime Movers – Strong As I Am
    The Passions – Needles and Pills
    Melons – Empire of the Senseless
    Factrix – Phantom Pain



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