Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 19, 2020 at 11:07 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/19/20)

Mission of Burma

“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.


Joy Division, “Shadowplay” (Unknown Pleasures)
Concrete Blonde, “Still in Hollywood” (Concrete Blonde)
Mission of Burma, “Academy Fight Song” (Academy Fight Song)
The March Violets, “Children on the Sun” (The Botanic Verses)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Gods Will Be Gods” (Porcupine)
Revolting Cocks, “T.V. Mind” (Big Sexy Land)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By A Make-Believe Lover… ’Cuz It’s Hot” (My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult)
The Neon Judgement, “Voodoo Nipplefield” (Mafu Cage)
The Grinning Plowman, “Killing Floor” (Days of Deformity)
Bauhaus, “She’s in Parties” (Burning From the Inside)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Afterhours” (Body and Soul)
Xmal Deutschland, “Qual” (Fetisch)
Virgin Prunes, “Pagan Lovesong” (The Hidden Lie)

The Cure, “Three Imaginary Boys” (Three Imaginary Boys)
The Chameleons, “View From a Hill” (Script of the Bridge)
Lowlife, “From Side to Side” (Eternity Road)
The Mission, “Severina” (Gods Own Medicine)
Depeche Mode, “Never Let Me Down Again” (Remix Mix Version) (Music For the Masses)
Manufacture, “Terrorvision” (Terrorvision)
Public Image Ltd., “Worry” (9)
Nitzer Ebb, “Family Man” (Jaz Coleman Mix) (Ebbhead)
Love and Rockets, “Waiting for the Flood” (Earth Sun Moon)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Song From the Edge of the World” (Tinderbox)
This Mortal Coil, “Song to the Siren” (It’ll End in Tears)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Attack!!!” (The First Alien Sex Fiend Album)

The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Who Do You Love?” (Barbed Wire Kisses)
Specimen, “Hex” (12-Inch Version) (Azoic)
David J, “No One’s Sending Roses” (Etiquette of Violence)
Pink Turns Blue, “Your Master is Calling” (Meta)
Psyche, “Unveiling the Secert” (Razormaid Mix) (Razormaid Mixes)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Soul Vie (70 Billion People)” (Plasticity)
Front 242, “Im Rhythmus Bleiben” (Front By Front)
Ministry, “Over the Shoulder” (Twitched)
New Order, “Truth” (Peel Session) (The John Peel Sessions)
Tones on Tail, “War” (Everything!)
Cocteau Twins, “The Itchy Glowbo Blow” (Blue Bell Knoll)
Wire, “Kidney Bingos” (A Bell Is A Cup Until It is Struck)
The Smiths, “Miserable Lie” (The Smiths)

Got a request? To be considered for next week, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday.





  1. Matt thank you for playing This Mortal Coil’s cover of Song To The Siren. What a great song.

  2. Great episode tonight!

  3. For next week

    End of Your Garden – A Displaced House In The North
    Skinny Puppy – Worlock
    Tunnelvision – Watching The Hydroplanes
    Nine Inch Nails – Sin
    Joy Division – Insight

  4. Dave Cross

    Once again Awesome show!!!! Love sundays nights Thank you

    Skinny Puppy Morpheus Laughing
    Big Black Hes a Whore
    Tones on Tail Christine Says
    Butthole Surfers Who was in my room last night
    NIN Starfuckers Inc
    KMFDM Witeness
    C-Tec Epitaph
    Goldfrapp Ocean feat David Gahan

    Thaks a bunch!!!

  5. Mat Gillespie


    Killer show tonight! Loved the second hour Cure/Chameleons/Lowlife/Depeche/PIL/Siouxsie/This Mortal Coil was so EPIC!

    For next week:

    The Psychedelic Furs- Dumb Waiters
    Dead Can Dance- Mesmerism
    Sugar Cubes- Birthday
    Cocteau Twins- Ivo
    Bauhaus- Third Uncle
    David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust

    One or more of these would be fantastic-

    Thanks Matt!

  6. Mat Gillespie


    Killer show tonight! Hour 2 was especially special

    For next week:

    The Psychedelic Furs- Dumb Waiters
    Dead Can Dance- Mesmerism
    Sugar Cubes- Birthday
    Cocteau Twins- Ivo
    Bauhaus- Third Uncle
    David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust

    One or more of these would be fantastic-

    Thanks Matt!

  7. Jeff Locher

    Matt, Thank you always for your show, listen to & love it every week. Wanted to make a request

    Camouflage The Great Commandment

    Or Mission UK Serpents Kiss

  8. For those that listened, what version of “Never Let Me Down Again” was played?

    Also, isn’t it “Im Rhythmus Bleiben”, not “In”?

  9. Great show last night!!

    Still waiting for……
    Inspiral Carpets – Niagara

  10. Suggestions for nest week:

    The Wind That Shakes The Barley – Dead Can Dance
    Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem – Peter Murphy
    Black Light Trap – Shriekback
    Homesick – The Cure

  11. Here’s a odd one to request.
    Cathedral of Tears- Together Alone

  12. Simon 112


    Permafrost by Magazine
    Christianity is Stupid by Negativeland
    Milkman by Aphex Twin
    Fly in the Ointment by Wire

    I am not requesting them all.
    I just wanted to list a few.

    Un Chien Andalou.
    I know where you got your name.
    It was the first art film that I ever saw.
    Man Who Fell to Earth was the second.

  13. Excellent work as always. Some suggestions for next week:

    Morrissey – You Have Killed Me
    Grinderman – No Pussy Blues
    David Bowie – Always Crashing in the Same Car

  14. Your show is so great Matt. Please Never Stop!

    I have a request.
    The first time I heard this was at some kids dorm room at John Carroll University, I was hooked. I could loop the opening bass line and listen for hours,
    Butthole Surfers- ‘Hey’.

  15. Great show Mr. S!

    Suggestions for next week:

    UNTIL DECEMBER – Until December
    BIGOD 20 – The Bog
    MC 900 FT. JESUS & DJ ZERO – Truth Is Out Of Style
    MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE – Butterfly Wings

    Thanks for all you do!

  16. Kidney Bongos!! (Matt drops mic and walks offstage)

  17. Steven Litt

    Please play the cures a night like this on the next show.


  18. Can’t get enough DW Matt.

    45 Grave-Riboflavin
    Palias Schaumburg-Beat of 2
    Foetus- Mortgage

  19. I’d love to hear some Skeletal Family for the upcoming show.

    Please and thanks!

  20. Psychic episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Psyche, “Unveiling the Secret”


    …the response given by Beatnik Punk in last week’s comments, very well spoken.

  21. Harry Vest

    Your Favorite Dylan Song – The Gunshy, After Everything Now This – The Church, A Person Isn’t Safe Anywhere These Days – The Chameleons,

  22. Love the show

    Possible requests:

    Gang of Four- Anthrax
    Suicide-Rocket USA
    Ministry-Just One Fix
    Killing Joke- Wardance/Change/Follow the Leader

  23. Good stuff as always, Matt!

    Here are a couple of humble requests –

    The Church – Constant in Opal
    Parade Ground – Gold Rush


  24. Die Krupps + Nitzer Ebb—The Machineries of Joy

  25. Thanks for the Cabaret Voltaire!

    How about Consolidated – “This is Fascism” for next week?

  26. Great show this week. Especially the Pink Turns Blue and Neon Judgement tracks.

    Maybe for next week either

    ‘Arbitrary Execution’ by X Marks the Pedwalk or
    ‘Naive’ by KMFDM


  27. Hi Matt, my request for next weekend is Joy Division’s “The Eternal.”

  28. Playing The Cure and Chameleons back to back really showed how much the latter was influenced by the former.

  29. David Airne

    A great show. Loved the TKK ‘Cuz it’s hot.

    Love to hear this upcoming week Niter Ebb So Bright So Strong and also Acid Horse’s No Name No Slogan

  30. Hi Matt, could you play The Black Cat, London After Midnight? Love that song. Thanks!

  31. Constantine

    I think the “Slicing Up Eyeballs” title May more likely be influenced by its use in the Pixies’ song “Debaser”, which of course is sort of about the Dali/Bunuel film:


    “Debaser” is the opening track of Doolittle. This sample contains the first chorus and the bridge into the second verse.
    Problems playing this file? See media help.
    The lyrics are based on a surrealist film by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí called Un Chien Andalou. The film includes a scene in which a woman’s eye is slit by a razor, which is referenced in the song lyric “Slicin’ up eyeballs/I want you to know.” According to Black Francis:

  32. John Runner

    Soft Set – Never Die

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