Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — January 31, 2021 at 11:10 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/31/21)


“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.


Tones on Tail, “Twist” (Everything!)
The Cult, “The River” (Best of Rare Cult)
Virgin Prunes, “Caucasian Walk” (…If I Die, I Die)
Tubeway Army, “Only a Downstat” (Replicas)
New Order, “Sunrise” (Low-Life)
The Damned, “Wait for the Blackout” (The Black Album)
The Cure, “The Top” (The Top)
Theatre of Hate, “Original Sin” (The Singles Collection)
The Mission, “Tower of Strength” (Album Version) (Children)
Skinny Puppy, “Hexonxonx” (Rabies)
Front Line Assembly, “Mindphaser” (Tactical Neural Implant)
The Grinning Plowman, “Radiator” (I Play Jupiter)
Killing Joke, “Adorations” (Brighter Than a Thousand Suns)

Joy Division, “Ice Age” (Still)
Concrete Blonde, “Cold Part of Town” (Concrete Blonde)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Helpless” (The Weeping Song)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Paint it Black” (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
Public Image Ltd., “Seattle” (Happy?)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Starcrossed Lovers” (Tinderbox)
Steve Kilbey, “Pretty Ugly, Pretty Sad” (Unearthed)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Taste of Cindy” (Psychocandy)
The Smiths, “I Know It’s Over” (Live) (Rank)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Temple of Love” (A Slight Case of Overbombing)
Peter Murphy, “Socrates the Python” (Love Hysteria)
Escape With Romeo, “Somebody” (Escape With Romeo)
London After Midnight, “Kiss” (Psycho Magnet)

The Chameleons, “Home Is Where the Heart Is” (What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
Ride, “Close My Eyes” (Smile)
Curve, “Coast is Clear” (Public Fruit)
Cocteau Twins, “Feathers Oar-Blades” (Lullabies to Violaine)
Ministry, “Thieves” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Nitzer Ebb, “Lightning Man” (The Industry vs. The Ebb Mix) (Showtime)
Coil, “Amethyst Deceivers” (Autumn Equinox: Amethyst Deceivers)
Pigface, “Tapeworm” (Gub)
Bauhaus, “She’s In Parties” (Burning From the Inside)
Dead Can Dance, “In Power We Entrust the Love Advocated” (Dead Can Dance)
Morrissey and Siouxsie, “Interlude” (Interlude)
Wipers, “True Believer” (The Circle)
Wire, “So and Slow It Grows” (The First Letter)


Got a request? To be considered for next week’s show, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday. Requests will be considered as long as they fit the show’s format and generally within the 1stWave era — and provided the host doesn’t harbor an intense dislike of the song. 





  1. Lots of great songs tonight! Great show!

  2. Can you dig up “Sick For Toys” by the Sugarcubes/Björk for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave”? Thanx!

  3. Ya know what I haven’t heard in eons, and just thought of: “Love Crime” by Siouxsie. If you can cram it in nexr #DarkWave that would p0wn!!!!!

  4. Cocteau Twins. Frou Frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires. Thanks!! Mark in Jonesboro, Arkansas

  5. Dark Salutations Matt:
    I’d like you to play “Red Right Hand” by
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

    If the ’94 title is not a good fit then how about
    “Kingdom Come” by The Mission U.K.

    p.s. Although ‘The Shoegaze Flame’ may flicker may it
    never die.

  6. Brian W Binder

    Would you please play goodbye horses by q lazzarus on next weeks show? It’s sure to creep everyone out!

  7. Phil Bellios

    Truly a wonderful show Matt. The playlist was amazing. I especially loved, Morrissey and Siouxsie, “Interlude”.

    I would like to request, Sonic Youth “ Shadow of Doubt” for next week.


  8. Constantine

    Can I hear Ripeness by Echo and the Bunnymen from Porcupine

    Thanks Matt

  9. Here’s a few goodies that I haven’t seen played:

    Pump- He Said
    What I wouldn’t give- Pink Industry
    Don’t look now- Torch Song

    And thanks for playing DCD- ipwetla

  10. FLA- Blood

  11. Thank you very much for playing my request!

  12. Hi Matt! How about Depeche Mode/New Dress for an upcoming show, please? Thank you!

  13. Matt really enjoyed hour 1 even though my request was played in hour 2. I’m sure everyone would enjoy hearing vaguely human by flesh for lulu next Sunday. Thanks

  14. Jaime the Repairman

    Little Bells by Broken Toys

  15. Some requests:

    Front 242, “GVDT” (Geography, 1981)
    Human League, “The Path Of Least Resistance (Reproduction, 1978)
    Human League, “WXJL Tonight”, (Travelogue, 1980)

  16. Jim Carroll Band has a great Dark Wave kinda song called Them from their excellent an superior 2nd album Dry Dreams. Requesting that please.

  17. Might you be so generous as to play another Strange Advance song on your show next week? I was thinking “Hold On to the Nite” (off Worlds Away) might be good, or “Running Away” (off 2WO), or “We Run”. You pick! Thank you so, so much!

  18. The Catherine Wheel – Black Metallic

    Ministry – Roadhouse Blues

  19. Super show Matt! So fun to hear forgotten songs. Please consider X- Come Back to Me from Under the Big Black Sun Album. Like the DM request above.

  20. Can I get a birthday request? Cuts you Up by Peter Murphy? My birthday is Monday but I’ll be listening Sunday night

  21. Cabaret Voltaire—Electro-motive

  22. Can I put in a birthday request?

    Cuts you Up by Peter Murphy?

    Birthday is on Monday but I’ll be tuning in Sunday night.

  23. Great show, Matt!
    Loved the songs from The Mission and The Sisters – my all time favourites !!!!!
    Talking about two great bands: Would be great if you could play “Collapsing New People” from Fad Gadget (with support from Neubauten)?

  24. Amazing show Matt.

    Trivia question for all you Dark Wave fans… There are 2 musicians that played together in 2 bands featured on tonight’s show (1/31/21). Can you name the 2 musicians and the 2 bands?

    Matt, can you please play Alien Sex Fiend – Ignore the Machine on your next show?

    Peace from Windsor, Canada


  25. Enjoyed the mix of tunes, especially in that last hour!

    Here are some requests for a possible DW –

    The Chameleons – As High As You Can Go
    New Order – Mesh

    New Order – Mesh

  26. Great show. Thank you for the Escape with Romeo. Also the great Concrete Blonde and London After Midnight cuts.

    Seems like you have a lot of requests. But if there’s room, please consider “Vocally Speaking” from Cud for an upcoming show.

    Thank You and have a good week.

  27. richard ungar

    Thank you so MUCH for filling my prescription of Dead Can Dance.
    Could you play “2nd Thought” by OMD?

    If they would have stopped after three albums they’d be post punk legends.
    Give em’ credit for carrying on their nods to Kraftwerk, to this day!.

    Viva Dark Wave!

  28. Secession… Sneakyville
    Marc almond and Andi sex gang.. Hungry years
    Gruesome twosome… Hallucination generation
    Shadow project… Death plays his role

  29. That final track from Wir was such a treat! Such an underrated album from them. You sometimes play some real hidden gems, so if possible, could you play one of the best ‘overlooked’ tracks ‘U.F.O.T.M’ from Detroit’s The Final Cut?

  30. Beatnik Punk

    Dialogue dub, now here’s the rub…

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