Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — November 15, 2020 at 11:02 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (11/15/20)

Fields of the Nephilim

“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.


Public Image Ltd., “Death Disco” (Metal Box)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Song From the Edge of the World” (Tinderbox)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Reanimator” (Dawnrazor)
45 Grave, “Evil” (Evil Tracks)
Alien Sex Fiend, “E.S.T. (Trip to the Moon)” (Acid Bath)
Depeche Mode, “Halo” (Violator)
Nine Inch Nails, “March of the Pigs” (The Downward Spiral)
Killing Joke, “We Have Joy” (Revelations)
Front 242, “Circling Overland” (Front By Front)
The Mission, “Butterfly On a Wheel” (Carved in Sand)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Landslide” (Epic Garden Music)
Dead Can Dance, “The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove” (Wake)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Last Train” (Paint Your Wagon)
Love and Rockets, “Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)” (Express)

The Church, “Reptile” (Starfish)
The Smiths, “Death of Disco Dancer” (Strangeways, Here We Come)
Concrete Blonde, “Still in Hollywood” (Concrete Blonde)
X, “Under the Big Black Sun” (Under the Big Black Sun)
The House of Love, “Marble” (A Spy in the House of Love)
The Stone Roses, “Something’s Burning” (One Love)
Ride, “Vapour Trail” (Trail Mix by Robert Smith) (Nowhere)
Spacemen 3, “Revolution” (Playing With Fire)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Driven Like the Snow” (Floodland)
The Lucy Show, “Ephemeral (This Is No Heaven)” (…Undone)
Cocteau Twins, “Cherry-Coloured Funk” (Heaven Or Las Vegas)
Ian McCulloch, “Lover, Lover, Lover” (Mysterio)
For Against, “Paperwhites” (December)

Ministry, “Burning Inside” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Front Line Assembly, “Shutdown” (Gashed Senses & Crossfire)
Skinny Puppy, “Worlock” (The Singles Collect)
Nitzer Ebb, “Warsaw” (That Total Age)
Bauhaus, “Telegram Sam” (Bauhaus 1979–1983)
Japan, “Life in Tokyo” (Assemblage)
Joy Division, “Leaders of Men” (Heart and Soul)
The Essence, “Endless Lakes” (Dancing in the Rain)
Kraftwerk, “Showroom Dummies” (Trans Europe Express)
Soft Cell, “Frustration” (Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret)
Giorgio Moroder, “Leopard Tree Dream” (Cat People soundtrack)
Anne Clark, “Heaven” (Pressure Points)
The Cure, “Possession” (Join the Dots)
The The, “Love is Stronger Than Death” (Dusk)


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





  1. Nice last hour! Could you play something off of KMFDMs Money album next week?

  2. What a great playlist tonight, thanks Matt!

  3. Many props for hearing Kraftwerk’s “Showroom Dummies” on tonite’s “Dark Wave”! Can you dig up “The Sensual World” by Kate Bush for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  4. Great show. I’d like to request for next week:

    Corpus Delicti – dust and fire
    Depeche Mode – to have and to hold
    Asylum Party – better days ahead
    The Chameleons – caution
    Killing Joke – Feast of blaze

  5. PWEI “Everything’s Cool”

  6. Great show! I loved hearing the Stone Roses!

  7. Great show (as always). Next week could you play one of the following:

    Clan of Xymox- Stumble & Fall
    Die Form-Grey Scale
    Corpus Delicti-Noxious (A Demon’s Game)
    Soft Cell-Seedy Films
    Front 242- No Shuffle
    Wumpscut-Die in Winter
    Skeleton Hands-The Things You Said (DM cover)

  8. I’ll second the DM To Have and you Hold. My favorite track from MFTM, maybe with Strangelove

  9. Love the Banshees song you played on this show, as well as your pick for The Essence! Can I ask that you play “Amelia” by BFG for next week’s show?

  10. Kevin Kuenkler

    Here is one I haven’t heard for a very long time..The Damned…”Shadow of Love”. Always look forward to and enjoy the show. Pure highlight of the week. Thank you, take care and stay safe.

  11. Could you play the ORIGINAL version of Nowhere Girl by B-Movie? Thanks…

  12. Could you play The Seventh Stranger by Duran Duran

  13. Good show once again, Matt!

    Here are a couple of DW requests –

    Severed Heads – We Have Come to Bless the House

    The Smiths – Back to the Old House (the album or possibly the Peel Session version, as it’s usually a song I seem to listen to around Thanksgiving week)


  14. Beauty beauty beauty beautiful episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Love and Rockets, “Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)”

    Thank you for playing the Leopard Tree Dream by Giorgio Moroder. It is easily one of my all time favorites. When that song began to play on the show, I felt like the Highlander experiencing the Quickening after winning the final battle. The adrenaline lasted for the duration of the entire song and the electricity continued for several hours afterwards. After work, I will probably have to spend the rest of the day cleaning up all the glass and then replacing all the windows.

  15. haunted when the minutes drag

    The second hour was incredible. The Stone Roses, the Smiths, Ride, Spacemen 3, my favorite Concrete Blonde song, and X??? It’s like you’re reading my mind for the best playlist ever.

  16. Tough to choose a winner hour this week Matt. All three hours were top shelf! But, if I had to select I would say hour 1 did it for me. Looks like next week is going to be amazing with requests above. I’d like to hear Echo & The Bunnymen – The Back Of Love.

  17. holly johnson

    Some of my favorites! Thank you!

  18. Another great set! Loved hearing House of Love, X, The Church and Nice Inch Nails.

  19. Love when you add Japan into the mix. They never get enough credit for their contributions and influence towards new wave. My suggestions for next week are Love Song – Simple Minds and President Gas – Psychedelic Furs.

  20. I say more House of Love Matt- I Don’t Why I Love You. Have a wonderful week all.

  21. Another great show. Thanks for playing Church.

  22. Nice show again Matt!

    The shoegaze set is a thing! How about Chapterhouse – Pearl
    Or on a more electronic tip, Cabaret Voltaire -Low Cool

  23. How about Graces Jones’s cover of “Walking in the Rain” or the original version by Flash and the Pan.

  24. Hell of a show! Hour two was perfection, not only because you stuck Spacemen 3 in there, but that certainly didn’t hurt!

    How about “Hungarian Love Song” from The Jazz Butcher for an upcoming Thanksgiving show? It doesn’t get any more thematically appropriate than that.

  25. Loved both the third hour and the House of Love/Stone Roses/Ride block. Great show.

    Because 2020 has sucked, and because I’m turning 50 this week, I’d like to request something from the lighter side of dark please. We could all use a chuckle.

    Maybe ‘What Sex Means to Me’ by Human Sexual Response or ‘Rubber Doll’ from Lords of Acid. If you can think of something better, I’m all for it.

    I appreciate the consideration and the show. Happy Thanksgiving.

  26. Please play “Brutal Equation” by CONSOLIDATED, please?

  27. Good call on the Lords Of Acid, Burney.

    In fact, 1st Wave could use a lot more New Beat on a regular basis.

  28. Belfegore – wake up to sirens

  29. Simon Couture

    PIL – Don’t ask me

  30. Absolutely perfect show!! Thank you so much for all you do!!

  31. Hey Matt – if you can squeeze in an ode to our current F’ed up situation (and hopefully they aren’t too bougie for DW) – but I think President Kill Again (xtc) fits kinda perfectly – just wish he would go away and quit killing us w his lack of humanity

    And thx fer all the Anne Clark! “They fuck u up, your mum and dad – they may not mean to but they do. They leave you w the faults they had – then add some new ones just for you!” Truer words were never spoken to electronica!

  32. Hello Matt, What was the song played after The Cure ‘Fire in Cairo’ and before the song by The Sound? It sounded like Mick Karn on Bass. Maybe Dali’s Car or Peter Murphy, I don’t think it was Japan. Thank you

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