Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — March 7, 2021 at 11:14 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (3/7/21)

My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult

“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.


Gang of Four, “What We All Want” (Solid Gold)
Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control” (Unknown Pleasures)
Cocteau Twins, “The Itchy Glowbo Blow” (Blue Bell Knoll)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Colourless Dream” (Epic Garden Music)
Gary Numan, “Metal” (The Pleasure Principle)
The Cure, “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea” (Wish)
Chapterhouse, “Pearl” (Whirlpool)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Almost Gold” (Honey’s Dead)
My Bloody Valentine, “I Only Said” (Loveless)
Peter Murphy and Trent Reznor, “Warm Leatherette” (Live in Boston)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Hey Asshole” (Side Trax)
Pailhead, “No Bunny” (Side Trax)
Front 242, “Work 242” (Front By Front)

The Sisters of Mercy, “Burn” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Love and Rockets, “Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Dalis Car, “The Judgement is the Mirror” (The Waking Hour)
The Mission, “Deliverance” (BBC Session) (The Mission at the BBC)
A Certain Ratio, “Houses in Motion” (acr:box)
Abecedarians, “Soil” (Eureka)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Blue Heat” (12-Inch Mix) (Micro-Phonies)
Nitzer Ebb, “Getting Closer” (Showtime)
Depeche Mode, “And Then..” (Construction Time Again)
B-Movie, “Nowhere Girl” (Original Version) (Nowhere Girl)
Manufacture, “As the End Draws Near” (Extended Remix) (Deadtime’s Exploding Dream)
Camouflage, “Love is a Shield” (Early Singles EP)

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Lunar Camel” (Kaleidoscope)
Bauhaus, “Spirit” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
The Pop Group, “She is Beyond Good and Evil” (Y)
The Undertones, “Teenage Kicks” (Teenage Kicks)
Slowdive, “Spanish Air” (Just For a Day)
Ride, “Nowhere” (Nowhere)
Lowlife, “As It Happens” (Permanent Sleep)
Lush, “Sweetness and Light” (Gala)
Throbbing Gristle, “AB/7A” (D.O.A. The Third and Final Report of Throbbing Gristle)
Skinny Puppy, “Morpheus Laughing” (Too Dark Park)
Ministry, “So What” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “The Devil Does Drugs” (Some Have to Dance, Some Have to Kill)
The Smiths, “Miserable Lie” (The Smiths)


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. Would like to hear “Jig of Life” by Kate Bush on next Sunday’s “Dark Wave” in honour of St. Paddy’s Day. Thanx!

  2. Good picks this week with the Warm Leatherette cover, Throbbing Gristle, and Cabaret Voltaire. Could you play some Fad Gadget next week?

  3. Great episode tonight! Goodnight!

  4. Jennifer Lindy

    Would love to hear You and Your Sister- This Mortal Coil.

    Thank you for the MUSIC!

  5. Great show! Loved hearing Gary Numan – Metal, 1,000 Homo DJ’s, and Front 242. I’d like to request Killing Joke – Requiem for next week. Thanks!

  6. addictedtonoise

    Please consider Section 25’s Dirty Disco for next week’s show. Thanks!

  7. I’d love to hear any of the following for next week’s episode.
    • Shunt – Recoil
    • Babooshka – Kate Bush
    • Forbidden Colours – Ryuichi Sakomoto and David Sylvian

    Thanks in advance!

  8. Was planting my garden seeds this weekend and the wife broke into song, the Sisters of Mercy “Bury Me Deep” . . . can you play that as an homage to us gardeners? :)

  9. Particularly great show!

  10. That first hour was for the DW books!

    Hearing MBV’s “I Only Said” made me remember seeing them live on their most recent US tour, and anyone who saw them at that time will recall that feeling when they opened with that tune and all were first hit with the sonic wave.

    Here are some requests for this week –

    Depeche Mode – Shake the Disease (101 album if possible, thanks!)
    The Cult – Hollow Man


  11. As always, another terrific show! I’d love to hear the following in upcoming shows:

    Swallow – Follow Me Down
    New Model Army – Better Than Them
    SWANS – Love Will Save You
    Ian McCulloch – Lover, Lover, Lover

  12. Nice balance in all three hours Matt. Morrissey- I Know it’s Going to Happen Someday would be sweet.
    Have a better than expected week all.

  13. Absolutely wonderful show as always.

    In the ident bumper for the show in which she states, “we want your blood”, what is the song that is playing? This has plagued me for a long while and I would be overjoyed to finally put that mystery to rest.

  14. For Gary Numan’s 63rd birthday, even though it’s today, might I please heareth “Crash” from the Dance album which is especially a win since Rogert Taylor of Queen bands the brings on it!!!!

  15. haunted when the minutes drag

    Ride, Slowdive, and Lush. Hard to get much better. Surprised MBV was played in hour one, rather than with those three. No complaints though. I just love to hear them no matter what.

  16. Second half of Hour Two was perfect. Thanks for a great show this week. Have a good one.

  17. Listened to the show a second time cause I dozed off. Did I hear two shoegaze sets? Matt looking forward to next week requesting The Catherine Wheel Delicious or Judy Staring at the Sun. Thank you

  18. Lance Baker

    Moev Rotting Geraniums
    Human League Seconds
    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark Joan of Arc
    Killing Joke Eighties

  19. Love this show. Always discovering new (old) bands. I have a special request. Can you play ALIEN SEX FIEND – IGNORE THE MACHINE.

    Peace from Windsor, Canada

  20. Constantine

    I’m not even going to request anything this week …. just have to say that, at least for me, that may be the most perfect 3 hours of music that is IMPOSSIBLE to hear on radio now or ever …. except you are somehow doing it Matt !!!
    Literally ONLY reason to keep my subscription is this show

    Much Respect


  21. Great show as usual. I know you aren’t opposed to newer music on your show now and then so, in that spirit, could you please play:

    Nine Inch Nails – Find My Way

    Thanks much.

  22. Kudos for having such a good show–Picked up a subscription to XM because of it. Here’s a few more… and thx for the shout-out. :)

    The Human League, “The Path Of Least Resistance” (Reproduction, 1979)

    Kraftwerk, “Hall Of Mirrors”, (Trans-Europe Express, 1977)

    Art Of Noise, “Beat Box” (Who’s Afraid Of The Art Of Noise, 1984)

  23. How about From a Motel 6 by Yo La Tengo. Too soon?

  24. Amazing show as always. Can you play something from Clan of Xymox’s Kindred Spirits album? Maybe Alice, A Forest, Something I Can Never Have, or Red Light. Thanks, Matt!

  25. Thanks for playing Abecedarians and for another great show. Could you please play one of these:

    The Damned – Wait for the Blackout
    PIL – Albatross


  26. Great show! Would love to hear Dig It by Skinny Puppy.
    Your God is Dead by Mussolini Headkick
    Anything from Laibach’s The Sound of Music album
    Thanks, Matt.

  27. Thanks for playing So What last Sunday. Look forward to your show every week and wish SiriusXM would put more than 2 shows up at a time.

    Thanks Matt

  28. Love to hear either Skinny Puppys God Gift maggot and or Danny Elfmans Lobe in the time of Covid.
    Thank you!

  29. I’ve heard you play Die Warzau in the past but I don’t recall hearing anything from the album BIGELECTRICMETALBASSFACE.

    Any chance you could play “Funkopolis” or “All Cut Up”?

    It’s not on any streaming platform and I haven’t heard it in decades! Thanks Matt – always love the show!

  30. Oingo boingo- skin
    Dead or Alive -the stranger
    The Cramps- rockin bones

  31. Great job as always Matt. I hope I’m not too late.

    Of Pale Yellow – Lowlife

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