Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — August 9, 2020 at 11:10 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (8/9/20)

This Mortal Coil

“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.


The Cure, “Burn” (Live) (Anniversary 1978-2018: Live in Hyde Park London)
The The, “Armageddon Days (Are Here Again)” (Mind Bomb)
The Mission, “Sacrilege” (God’s Own Medicine)
The Snake Corps, “Calling You” (Smother Earth)
Virgin Prunes, “Love Lasts Forever” (The Moon Looked Down and Laughed)
Nine Inch Nails, “Sanctified” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Front 242, “Moldavia” (Tyranny For You)
Front Line Assembly, “Neologic Spasm” (Hard Wired)
David Van Tieghem, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida)
John Foxx, “Underpass” (Metamatic)
The Units, “Straight Lines” (History of The Units: The Early Years 1977-1983)
The Slits, “Man Next Door” (Sherwood at the Controls: Vol. 1, 1979-1984)
Wire, “Men 2nd” (Chairs Missing)

Depeche Mode, “Black Celebration” (Live) (101)
Nitzer Ebb, “Family Man” (Ebbhead)
New Order with Iggy Pop, “Stray Dog” (Music Complete)
Wolfsheim, “The Sparrows and the Nightingales” (No Happy View)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “This Wheel’s on Fire” (Through the Looking Glass)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Moonchild” (The Nephilim)
The Psychedelic Furs, “All of This and Nothing” (Talk Talk Talk)
Tones on Tail, “Performance” (Everything!)
Theatre of Hate, “Propaganda” (Westworld)
Ministry, “Breathe” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Revolting Cocks, “Crackin’ Up” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
David Bowie, “I’m Deranged” (Outside)
Bauhaus, “In the Night” (The Sky’s Gone Out)

Cocteau Twins, “Heaven or Las Vegas” (Heaven or Las Vegas)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Sidewalking” (Barbed Wire Kisses)
Tuxedomoon, “Dark Companion” (Solve Et Coagula)
This Mortal Coil, “Drugs” (Dust & Guitars)
Joy Division, “Digital” (Substance)
Young Marble Giants, “N.I.T.A.” (Colossal Youth)
My Bloody Valentine, “Lose My Breath” (Isn’t Anything)
The Monochrome Set, “The Lighter Side of Dating” (Strange Boutique)
Ultravox, “My Sex” (Ultravox)
The Smiths, “Hand in Glove” (The Smiths)
Kate Bush, “The Man With the Child in His Eyes” (The Kick Inside)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Black Planet” (First and Last and Always)
Killing Joke, “Follow the Leaders” (The Singles Collection 1979–2012)
Love and Rockets, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” (Earth Sun Moon)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Thorn of Crowns” (Ocean Rain)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Lost in a Moment” (Epic Garden Music)
Peter Murphy, “Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem” (Deep)


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





  1. Any chance you could play Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Revolting Cocks?

  2. List for next week

    Modern English – After The Snow
    Joy Division – Heart and Soul
    Depeche Mode – More Than a Party
    PTP – Rubber Glove Seduction
    Ministry – Cold Life
    New Order – Age Of Consent
    Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – You are Everything
    The Fall – How I wrote elastic man

  3. Nice setlist for tonight’s show Matt. Next week please play Brother Wolf and Sister Moon from The Cult.

    …And the wind will blow my fears away

  4. In honor of the late, great, founder of Medusa’s in Chicago, Dave Medusa, would you play a song that always reminds me of being there dancing my ass off? I’m thinking Join In The Chant by Nitzer Ebb or Headhunter by Front 242. Thanks!

  5. The darker side brightens the week! Thank you, Matt.

    For next week’s show, may I request into the mix either:
    Die Warzau – Strike to the Body
    Shriekback – Lined Up (Disco Mix)

  6. Great show as always, Matt. This request is a long shot, but if you could play Midnight Configuration’s versión of No Limits, I’d highly appreciate it. Thank you again.

  7. Brad Speedy

    How ’bout the classic from The Lost Boys Soundtrack Cry Little Sister by Gerard McMann

  8. Constantine

    Just found an old mix tape, and re-discovered “Animation” by Cabaret Voltaire

    Could u play this next Sunday night Matt?

  9. Stefan Kominsky

    Thank you first off for playing 10 songs in a row with Tranmission of Siouxsie & The Banshees Saturday night on his program. I suggest, again, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, something from “Things Your Mother Never Told You” LP, perhaps Berlin, or even the title track. Also, since it wasn’t played Saturday, how about Eve White/Eve Black by Siouxsie. Thank you.

  10. Great openers for each hour, Matt!

    Here are a couple of DW requests –

    Naked Lunch – Horror Shock Horror
    Bauhaus – Terror Couple Kill Colonel (the live Hammersmith version if possible, please!)

    Thanks as always!

  11. Excellent show last night!

  12. Mat Gillespie

    Epic show last night….

    For next week:

    Dead Can Dance- mesmerism
    And /or
    Psychedelic Furs- this’ll never be like love

  13. Awesome show last night!

    I’d like to request–
    Mussolini Headkick – Your God is Dead

    Thanks very much!

  14. Steven Litt

    Please play Peter Murphy’s Scarlet thing in you on your next dark wave.


  15. Thanks for Playing NiN. And thanks for rounding out my weekend in style. My can’t miss Sunday night!

  16. I cannot agree more with your opening Burn comment. Best song of the whole Cure concert (2016) which is actually saying A LOT.

  17. Great show. The Unit and Kate Bush selections were both stand outs for me.

    Thanks for getting my week started right. Have a good one. Stay healthy.

  18. Phil Bellios

    Excellent show last night!. Nice opening song by the Cure to open the show. “Black Celebration” was an excellent choice as was the Smiths “Hand in Glove”

    What a wonderful way to end the weekend with the darker side of music!

  19. Heavenly episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Cocteau Twins, “Heaven or Las Vegas”

    “It’s why it’s more brighter than the sun is to me”

    Request for future show:
    The Cure, “One Hundred Years”

  20. I also had my birthday this past week so hearing ‘Black Celebration’ helped to make it a bit celebratory as I spent it under lockdown where I am currently at. For the next show I would like to request ‘Face Up’ by New Order.

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