Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — December 20, 2020 at 10:59 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (12/20/20)

Al Jourgensen

“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.


Al Jourgensen, “It’s Always Christmas Time” (Alien Christmas)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Israel” (The Very Best Of)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Crocodiles” (Crocodiles)
New Order, “Everything’s Gone Green” (Substance)
The Chameleons, “Singing Rule Britannia” (What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
Wayne Hussey, “White Christmas” (Songs of Candlelight & Razorblades)
The Damned, “There Ain’t No Sanity Clause” (The Black Album)
Public Image Ltd., “Careering” (BBC Session) (Plastic Box)
Revolting Cocks, “Razor’s Edge” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
The Cure, “Step Into the Light” (Live) (Cureation 25: From There to Here, From Here to There)
Galaxie 500, “Listen, The Snow is Falling” (This Is Our Music)
Kate Bush, “December Will Be Magic Again” (The Single File)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Tower of Song” (The Power of Negative Thinking)

Cocteau Twins, “Winter Wonderland” (Snow EP)
Depeche Mode, “Christmas Island” (Singles Box 3)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Spies in the Wires” (Micro-Phonies)
Fad Gadget, “Love Parasite” (Under the Flag)
Ride, “Leave Them All Behind” (Going Blank Again)
Medicine, “She Knows Everything” (The Buried Life)
Ultra Vivid Scene, “Mercy Seat” (12-Inch Version) (Ultra Vivid Scene)
Curve, “Chinese Burn” (Come Clean)
The Fall, “(We Wish You) A Protein Christmas” (We Wish You a Protein Christmas)
Love and Rockets, “Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Japan, “Gentlemen Take Polaroids” (Gentlemen Take Polaroids)
Hüsker Dü, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
The Wedding Present, “Step Into Christmas” (The Hit Parade)

Joy Division, “Heart and Soul” (Closer)
The Sound, “Unwritten Law” (Jeopardy)
Bauhaus, “Slice of Life” (Burning From the Inside)
Throwing Muses, “Santa Claus” (Hunkpapa)
Skinny Puppy, “Stairs and Flowers” (The Singles Collect)
Front 242, “U-Men” (Geography)
The Invincible Spirit, “Oxidize (So Much)” (Current News)
Killing Joke, “Chessboards” (Brighter Than a Thousand Suns)
X, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” (Merry Xmas From X)
The Sisters of Mercy, “1959” (Floodland)
45 Grave, “The Snow Miser Song” (Punk Rock Christmas)
The Glove, “Like An Animal” (Blue Sunshine)
The Creatures, “Pluto Drive” (Boomerang)
The Smiths, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” (Louder Than Bombs)
Iggy Pop, “White Christmas” (White Christmas)


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





  1. A programming note: Due to the holidays, I’ve already put together playlists for the next two episodes of Dark Wave. So any requests left here, while certainly welcome, won’t get considered until the Jan. 10 show. Thank you for listening, and Merry Christmas.

  2. I loved tonight’s Christmas Edition Matt! Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks for another fine show. I think both the Fall and Throwing Muses songs transcend the Christmas show genre and belong on playlists throughout the year. Also I heard something for the first time in “Stairs and Flowers” that I never paid attention to, despite having that song in my collection for decades!

  4. Thank you, Matt! Your outstanding playlists helpted get us through 2020.

  5. Im surprised you didn’t play Christmas is Drawing Near from Coil!

  6. Merry Christmas Matt! Thanks for a year of amazing music!

  7. Loved the Love and Rockets selection. That song from the very first time I ever head it makes me think of steampunk. That whole album just had incredible industrial soundscapes here and there. Classic.

  8. It was another great show listening to some of these Christmas Classics was very good to hear. Thanks for playing in Chinese burn. Catch you next week have a great Christmas

  9. Schnitt Acht – “Subhuman Minds”

  10. That Ride to Medicine transition was f’in incredible!

  11. A Festivus episode for the rest of us.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Al Jourgensen, “It’s Always Christmas Time”

    Happy Holidays !!!

  12. Thanks for every show this year, Matt!

  13. Hey Matt it’s been awhile. My requests when you get back is New Order ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’ the extended Shep Pettibone mix along with Japan’s ‘My New Career.’ Happy holidays and I will see you in the New Year!

  14. Thanks for The Invincible Spirit and great show. Iggy was a nice way to close it down.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours. Take care.

  15. Another great show, Matt. I enjoyed the sprinkling in of some holiday themed dark wave tracks. Happy holidays to you. I look forward to your show each and every week. You always make my week a little brighter by making it a little darker. Thank you for all your hard work.

  16. Burn out these eyes, rip up this place and scream

    I am your slice of life…

  17. Since I gotta wait til Jan 10 can I suggest two? Kmfdm had a rockin version of mysterious ways by u2 on agogo… be nice to hear that again with out looking for my copy lol. The other should be one of the Cocteau twins otherness remixes.. seekers who are lovers and cherry colored funk are my go tos depending on the flow you’re trying to achieve… now I’m a new listener so if either have been played recently I apologize. Feel free to substitute sheep on drugs cover of nine inch nails wish for either

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