Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — June 6, 2021 at 11:08 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (6/6/21)

Cocteau Twins

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern 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.


Ministry, “Golden Dawn” (Land of Rape and Honey)
Skeletal Family, “Streetlight” (Futile Combat)
The Damned, “Street of Dreams” (Phantasmagoria)
The Lords of the New Church, “Method to My Madness” (The Method to Our Madness)
The Mission, “Like a Hurricane” (Extended Mix) (The First Chapter)
The Cure, “Homesick” (Disintegration)
Love and Rockets, “Life in Laralay” (Express)
Pixies, “Wave of Mutilation” (UK Surf) (Complete B-Sides)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “A Promise” (Songs to Learn and Sing)
Frontline Assembly, “Outcast” (Tactical Neural Implant)
Time Zone featuring John Lydon, “World Destruction” (World Destruction)
Front 242, “Don’t Crash” (Politics of Pressure)
Nitzer Ebb, “Control I’m Here” (Belief)

Cocteau Twins, “Blood Bitch” (Garlands)
Bauhaus, “Burning From the Inside” (Burning From the Inside)
Roxy Music, “In Every Dream Home a Heartache” (For Your Pleasure)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Green Fingers” (A Kiss in the Dreamhouse)
The The, “Love is Stronger Than Death” (Dusk)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Happy To See Me” (Blow)
Killing Joke, “Tomorrow’s World” (Killing Joke)
The Rose of Avalanche, “Dreamland” (In Rock)
Gary Numan, “Intruder” (Intruder)
Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy, “Reptile” (Live) (Live in Boston)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Good For My Soul” (Honey’s Dead)
Skinny Puppy, “Rodent” (Rabies)

The Sisters of Mercy, “Burn” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Joy Division, “Dead Souls” (Substance)
The Fall, “Oswald Defense Lawyer” (The Frenz Experiment)
Au Pairs, “Love Song” (Stepping Out of Line)
The Church, “When You Were Mine” (The Blurred Crusade)
The Sun and the Moon, “A Matter of Conscience” (The Sun and the Moon)
The Sound, “Heartland” (Jeopardy)
Gang of Four, “Don’t Fix What Ain’t Broke” (Mall)
Depeche Mode, “Blue Dress” (Violator)
Minimal Compact, “Not Knowing” (Returning Wheel)
Revolting Cocks, “Something Wonderful” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
Pigface, “Suck” (Gub)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “X-Communication” (I See Good Spirits, I See Bad Spirits)
The Smiths, “Well I Wonder” (Meat Is Murder)


Got a request? To be considered for next week’s show, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday. Requests will be considered as long as they fit the show’s format and generally within the 1stWave era — and provided the host doesn’t harbor an intense dislike of the song. 





  1. Can you dig up “I Want More” by CAN for next Sunday’s Dark Wave? Thanx!

  2. Jeff Crytzer

    I would love to hear Human Sexual Response-Ann Frank Story. A great song. I remember hearing this as an 18 year old stationed in Germany in the early ’80s. I visited the Ann Frank Museum in Amsterdam in 2017. Such a moving experience.

  3. Request ‘Hot Doggie’ by Colourbox

  4. Great show tonight! Goodnight!

  5. Great show Matt! What version of Intruder was that? I gotta hear it again! seemed to be a longer cut than the album track. Great segue way to NIN.

  6. An excellent show! (With the possible exception of Blue Dress ;) How about some Max Q next week???

  7. Another great show Matt. Really enjoyed hour 2. The Intruder/Reptile pairing was inspired.

    Form next week, can you please consider opening or closing the show with “Bells and Horns in the Back of Beyond” by Midnight Oil. I think it could work either or. What do you think?


  8. Hi Matt,
    One of my favorite songs is called Bau Dachong by the Virgin Prunes, which I would love to hear on next weekend’s show!

  9. Great show, nice and dark this week.

    Richard Blade just reminded us that during this day in 1990, World in Motion was #1 on the UK charts.
    Sounds like a smashing excuse to play PWEI’s Touched by the Hand of Cicciolina, the true anthem of the 1990 World Cup (as long as it isn’t too dancey for the show).


  10. Thanks for the Minimal Compact. Great show. I also liked Hour 2 best, but it was the block from Roxy Music to Rose of Avalanche that really nailed it for me.

    In the coming weeks, could you please put on Peter Murphy’s cover of “Love Me Tender” from Alive Just for Love? Not the best recording yeah. But a version of the song I like better than Elvis’.

    Thanks as usual. Have a great week.

  11. One of the best DW’s this year!

    Here are a couple of requests –

    Concrete Blonde – The Beast
    New Order – Senses


  12. May I request A Forest from The Cure, of course the version with the intro, every time I hear it it gives my spine the tingles!

  13. Matt ***** given to hour 1. How about The Beauty of Poison-Specimen next week.

  14. Absolute smash as always and thank yo for the Front 242. If it is not too much to ask?

    KMFDM- Juke-Joint Jezebel

  15. Thanks for all of your fabulous shows. May I request Siouxsie’s “Sweetest Chill” as the summer heat comes on?

  16. Catherine

    Fantastic show Matt. I can see this playlist was well thought out. Nice touches in hour two with Roxy Music. Have a great week all.

  17. Had never heard that Roxy Music song. Very cool. Would love to hear one of my fave Morrissey songs: Seasick, Yet Still Docked. Cheers.

  18. Great show! Thanks so much for playing my request for The Sound! Also really liked hearing A Promise by Echo and the Bunnymen! What a great song!!!
    Looking forward to next week!

  19. Claeys Nico

    The Names: Calcutta, best New-Wave song ever.

  20. Anna Storm

    Thank you for another wonderful show! Like to request “Haloes” by Christian Death, please, and thanks in advance!!

  21. Christian Storm

    Hey Matt, love the show !

    I’d love to hear ”Chingada” by Foetus Interruptus.

    Thanks in advance!

  22. I was listening to the Nitzer Ebb song and thinking I’d like to hear Faith Healer by Recoil sometime.

    Thanks Matt!

  23. Because i got my cruel world tickets I would like to hear a song by 45 grave and the damned surprise me no preference!

  24. Brian Sean Kirk

    Another great mix….a suggestion for next week….Faded Flowers from Shriekback.

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