Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 21, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/21/21)

Chris & Cosey

“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.


Big Black, “Kerosene” (Atomizer)
Revolting Cocks, “Animal Nation” (Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records)
Front 242, “Don’t Crash” (Politics of Pressure)
Doubting Thomas, “Father Don’t Cry” (Father Don’t Cry)
Bigod 20, “On the Run” (Remix Edit) (On the Run)
Joy Division, “Ice Age” (Still)
Abecedarians, “Smiling Monarchs” (AB-CD)
1919, “Dream” (The Complete Collection)
Christian Death, “When I Was Bed” (Ashes)
The Cure, “Just One Kiss” (Join the Dots)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “We Hunger” (Hyaena)
The Lucy Show, “The White Space” (…undone)
Peter Murphy, “I Spit Roses” (Ninth)

Dead Kennedys, “Holiday in Cambodia” (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables)
Inca Babies, “Grunt Cadillac Hotel” (Inca Babies)
The Damned, “Life Goes On” (Strawberries)
Southern Death Cult, “All Glory” (The Southern Death Cult)
Skinny Puppy, “One Time One Place” (Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse)
Ministry, “Playground” (Everyday is Halloween: The Lost Mixes)
Manufacture, “Terrorvision” (Terrorvision)
CCCP, “American Soviets” (Original Mix) (American Soviets)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Ribbons” (Vision Thing)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Boneshaker Baby” (Acid Bath)
XTC, “Complicated Game” (Drums and Wires)
Killing Joke, “A New Day” (7-Inch Version) (Night Time)

Cocteau Twins, “Iceblink Luck” (Heaven or Las Vegas)
Japan, “My New Career” (Gentlemen Take Polaroids)
Adrian Borland, “We Are the Night” (Cinematic)
Soft Cell, “Bedsitter” (Non Stop Erotic Cabaret)
The House of Love, “Christine” (The House of Love)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “My Girl” (Peel Session) (Automatic: Expanded Edition)
The Smiths, “Stretch Out and Wait” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Church, “Violet Town” (Remote Luxury)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Nothing Lasts Forever” (Evergreen)
Depeche Mode, “Blasphemous Rumours” (Live) (101)
Clan of Xymox, “Louise” (Medusa)
Anne Clark, “Alarm Call” (Pressure Points)
Chris & Cosey, “October (Love Song)” (7-Inch Mix) (Songs of Love and Lust)
Fad Gadget, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Under the Flag)
Bauhaus, “A God in an Alcove” (In the Flat Field)


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. Great show as always. For next week can you play
    New Order – Everything’s Gone Green. Goodnight!

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

  3. How’bout some early Jane’s Addiction like “1%”! Or if you can find it in the vaults, “Suffer Some”–the original on Cabinet, not the Strays version.

  4. Thanks for the Ribbons. And it’s always great to hear Holiday in Cambodia. Thanks for the great show. Have a great week

  5. Hi, awesome show. Can can you play “Addiction” by Sister Machine Gun?

  6. Request: 16 Volt “Motorskill”

  7. Mat Gillespie

    For next week:
    Lush- Deluxe
    Dead Can Dance- Persephone (The Gathering of Flowers)
    The Cure- Figurehead (live from the “Paris” record)
    Lowlife- Coward’s Way
    Catherine Wheel- Crank

    One or more of these would be great!

  8. A thought for a future broadcast… Since we have been without live shows for just about a year, what do you think about a Darkwave consisting entirely of live versions of songs?

  9. Would love to hear Mighty Lemon Drops, “Where Do We Go From Heaven”. That would be sublime.

  10. Requesting Everything you Do by The Mighty Lemmon Drops and some Love and Rockets, Dog End of a Day Gone by

  11. Nice Show. It was great to hear the House of Love. They often get forgotten.

  12. Thank you for the Adam And The Ants on 1/24!

    Revolting Cocks – Revolting Cock Au Lait please.

  13. Please play Duran Duran-The Seventh Stranger

  14. I love this show! I listen every week. I would like to hear The Chameleons~ Less than Human, please. Thanks for the awesome playlists

  15. I LOVED last night’s Dark Wave, Matt! Big Black, Dead Kennedys, RevCo, Chris & Cosey – great show, as usual. If you have time on an upcoming episode, any of these would be great to hear.

    The Church – Shadow Cabinet
    Coil – Windowpane
    The Sisterhood – Giving Ground

    Cheers, good sir!

  16. Request
    The Darling Buds You Won’t Make Me Die

  17. Love the show and try listening to Dark Wave every Sunday. I’d like to request a later track from my favorite Industrial group, Terminal by Skinny Puppy.

  18. Matt, while I am a big Depeche Mode fan, I had never realized just how great the complete Ultra album is until you mentioned it on a past show. After revisiting it for hours, it is now in my top five albums of all time by any group. Do you have any other underrated albums by any dark wave artists we should give a more thorough listen? And, please play:

    Killing Joke – Seeing Red

    Thanks much.

  19. Hi Matt,

    Thank you for another great show. If appropriate with your list next week, can I please request one of these songs:

    The Church – Lustre
    Simple Minds – Big Sleep

    Hope you have a good week. Thank you

  20. Here’s an obscure request:

    Ian Dury – “Very Personal”


  21. Jessica Dietz

    Great show as always! How about “The Breaking Hands” by The Gun Club? :) some Tuxedomoon and Chameleons?

  22. Jessica Dietz

    Great show as always! How about “The Breaking Hands” by The Gun Club? :) some Tuxedomoon and Chameleons?

  23. Requests:

    “WXJL Tonight” (Travelogue, 1980) by The Human League
    “Metal”, (The Pleasure Principle, 1979) by Gary Numan
    “No Birds” (Metal Box/Second Edition, 1980) by Public Image Ltd.

  24. Hey Matt it was great hearing Japan. A good show as always, have a good week.

  25. richard ungar

    Matt, I appreciate this show so much!
    Thank you Matt for ‘When I Bed’.

    Would you consider ‘Real Men’ by The Jazz Butcher.

    Your shows are so great, so important. Never Stop!

  26. First hour was fantastic!

    Looking forward to this week’s show!

  27. Thank you for playing my requests! Awesome show this week. That live version of Blasphemous Rumours is absolute perfection.

  28. Dark-Mood Music Guru Matt, I was listening to the replay and when it got to All Glory by Southern Death Cult, something in the rhythm was nagging at me as familiar. Then it hit me: it sounds like The Cure’s Icing Sugar. Now I’ve got an ear worm.

    Can you play Icing Sugar (New Mix) off of the Catch single?

    PS – Loved hearing Holiday in Cambodia! I happened to catch Primus cover that song on 12/29/2018 in L.A.. I don’t have any aspirations that you could find that, but if you did and play it, you’d be upgraded from Guru to Messiah.

  29. Amazing job as always and thank you for The Church. I’d love to heard the following in the future:

    Colin Newman – Order For Order
    The Bolshoi – Books on the Bonfire
    Moev – Ophelia
    Kissing the Pink – Certain Things Are Likely

  30. Tatiana Allen

    Matt, you are the only reason we subscribe to Sirius. The 2/21 show is our FAVORITE so far, my husband said you were on FIRE!! You always have more than a few surprises for these jaded old Goths, and it’s really hard to surprise us. Love, the Allens in Minneapolis.

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