Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — September 27, 2020 at 11:15 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (9/27/20)

Tones on Tail

“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 Chameleons, “Up the Down Escalator” (Script of the Bridge)
Southern Death Cult, “False Faces” (The Southern Death Cult)
Siouxsie and the Banshees,“Hybrid” (Kaleidoscope)
Tones on Tail, “Lions” (Everything!)
The Damned, “Plan 9 Channel 7” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
Lard, “The Power of Lard” (Power of Lard)
Ministry, “Smothered Hope” (Box)
Lead Into Gold, “The Sweetest Kiss” (Low and Slow)
Front 242, “Tragedy For You” (Tyranny For You)
The Cure, “The Exploding Boy” (Join the Dots)
Abecedarians, “Ghosts” (Eureka)
New Order, “This Time of Night” (Low-Life)
A Certain Ratio, “Houses in Motion” (acr:box)

Kate Bush, “Hounds of Love” (The Hounds of Love)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “City of Refuge” (Tender Prey)
Danielle Dax, “Bed Caves” (Dark Adapted Eye)
Bauhaus, “She’s in Parties” (Extended Version) (Burning From the Inside)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Things We Never Did” (Epic Garden Music)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Do It Clean” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
The Stranglers, “Five Minutes” (Off the Beaten Track)
Helios Creed, “Sex Voodoo Venus” (X-Rated Fairy Tales)
Gang of Four, “To Hell with Poverty” (Another Day, Another Dollar)
Skinny Puppy, “Who’s Laughing Now?” (VIVIsectVI)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Do You Fear (For Your Child?)” (I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits)
Nitzer Ebb, “Shame” (Belief)
PTP, “Show Me Your Spine” (Side Trax)

Love and Rockets, “It Could Be Sunshine” (Express)
The Glove, “Punish Me With Kisses” (Blue Sunshine)
Joy Division, “Exercise One” (Still)
Christian Death, “Spiritual Cramp” (Only Theatre of Pain)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Kill Surf City” (Barbed Wire Kisses)
Anne Clark, “Sleeper in Metropolis” (Changing Places)
Depeche Mode, “I Want You Now” (Music For the Masses)
Rowland S. Howard, “White Wedding” (Teenage Snuff Film)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Driven Like the Snow” (Floodland)
The Smiths,“I Know It’s Over” (The Queen is Dead)
Cocteau Twins, “Blue Bell Knoll” (Blue Bell Knoll)
Gary Numan, “Down in the Park” (Replicas)
Pylon, “Crazy” (Chomp)
Mission of Burma, “Academy Fight Song” (Academy Fight Song)
Ride, “Nowhere” (Nowhere)


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





  1. Thanx for playing the Glove! Can you dig up “Metropolis” by the Church for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? Again, thanx!

  2. Another show for the history books!!!
    That was solid gold playing “Down In The Park” (NUUUUUMAN!!!) followed by my exclusive duel doppler request for “Crazy” by Pylon! (Y’all R.E.M. fans know their version, now check the original out!) Ok, for next week, I thought of this at 11:11 tonight, by seeing the time display, I thought “wait a minute, I haven’t heard “11:11″ by Screams For Tina in ages!” And it won’t hurt my feeling if you precede it with Gary Numan again!

  3. I loved the last song! Great episode! Goodnight!

  4. Matt, thank you for yet another incredible show. I haven’t heard “Bed Caves” by Danielle Dax in ages- it’s one of my favorites by her. If time permits next week, it would be awesome if you can you play either one of these:

    Dead Can Dance – Frontier (Demo version on Lonely is an Eyesore)
    The Cure – Lament

    Thx again!

  5. Wow! I had been planning to suggest THAT EXACT sad Lovers and Giants track for a few weeks but just didn’t get around to it. I guess you read my mind, and thanks for that!

    Would be fantastic to follow that up this week with South of No North’s track “Creeping”. I know its long but every second worth it. Pretty please?

  6. Thanks for Abecedarians. Cool set, again. Keep at it.

  7. I got so excited hearing Spiritual Cramp!! DO you think you could play a Danse Society song next week? We’re So Happy is my favorite!! :)

  8. Thanks for Stranglers track. Like to hear The Jam.
    Down in tube station at midnight
    The Butterfly Collector


    Although this song is not “Dark”, the only place I can listen to it is on YouTube. If you have the inclination, could you please play “Justified and Ancient” by The KLF and Tammy Wynette? Thank You.

  10. For your consideration next week:

    Homesick – The Cure
    Black Light Trap – Shriekback
    Black Metallic – Catherine Wheel
    Asleep – The Smiths
    Elegia – New Order

  11. Great playlist tonight. I used to see mission of Burma back in the day at the rat in Boston.

  12. Great Show!!! Heard to of my fav songs. Shame and Who’s laughing now! Thank you :D.
    Love to request a song from the late great Ric Ocasek called Jimmy Jimmy.
    Thanks for making sunday great!

  13. Excellent show! Suggestions for next week:

    Autumn – How It Came to Be This Way
    And Also the Trees – Virus Meadow
    Agent Orange – Bite the Hand That Feeds, Pt. 1

  14. Enjoyed the show, Matt! The sets of end songs for each hour were classic.

    Here are some requests for a possible DW –

    For Against – Forget Who You Are
    The Fall – L.A.


  15. Click Click—Yakutska

  16. Voodoo-licious episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Helios Creed, “Sex Voodoo Venus”

    Request for future show:
    Out of the Ordinary, “The Dream”

  17. I Let Love In- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

    It’s such a great song.

  18. I Let Love In- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

    It’s such a great song. Sorry for the double post

  19. Paradise Place by Siouxsie and the Banshees please Matt


  20. for next week

    New Order – Elegia (The Whole 17 Minute Song Please)
    Joy Division – Incubation
    The Glove – Mr. Alphabet Says
    Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1991 Remix)
    Rose Of Avalanche – A Thousand Landscapes
    End Of Your Garden – A Displaced House In The North
    Blancmange – Game Above Your Head

  21. Thanks as always for my request! Was hoping to hear Cranes Starblood?

  22. Method to Our Madness-Lords of the New Church
    Filth Pig-Ministry

    Have a better than expected week.

  23. Jessica Dietz

    Thanks for playing The Glove!! Great show again!! Can you play some Tuxedomoon some time? :)

  24. holly johnson

    Thanks for the Abecedarians. All good stuff!

  25. Thank you for playing Crazy. This setlist is great company to be in.

  26. Great show this week. Will be listening again and again, especially hour 2.

  27. Hi Matt, could you play “A Means to An End” by Joy Division. Love that one. Thanks either way.

  28. Hi Matt, could you please play next time
    Nitzer Ebb “Ascend”
    Curve “Horror Head”


  29. Greg Walton

    Great to hear some shoegaze slipped in with the final Ride track. Love to hear the show “age” more in that direction. How about Sandblasted by Swervedriver who, for my money, are still putting out albums as good or better than anything they did in the ‘90s!

  30. Love the show, Matt! So many of these tracks take me back to the good old days.

    Would love it if you could play this:

    SPK – Off The Deep End

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