Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — April 25, 2021 at 11:13 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (4/25/21)

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“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.


Concrete Blonde, “Everybody Knows” (Pump Up the Volume OST)
Lead Into Gold, “Faster Than Light” (Age of Reason)
Front 242, “Body to Body” (1988 Mix) (Dancing in Darkness)
Noise Unit, “Deceit” (Grinding Into Emptiness)
KMFDM, “Liebesleid” (Naive)
The Sisters of Mercy, “More” (Vision Thing)
The Cure, “Bananafishbones” (The Top)
The Damned, “White Rabbit” (Extended Version) (The Black Album)
The Mission, “Beyond the Pale” (Children)
The Misfits, “Where Eagles Dare” (Collection)
The Cramps, “New Kind of Kick” (Off the Bone)
Alien Sex Fiend, “She’s a Killer” (Acid Bath)
X, “Nausea” (Los Angeles)

Depeche Mode, “Black Celebration” (Live) (101)
Fad Gadget, “Ideal World” (Frank Tovey By Fad Gadget)
Nitzer Ebb, “Shame” (Belief)
Nine Inch Nails, “Physical (You’re So)” (Broken)
The Chameleons, “Tears” (Strange Times)
The Smiths, “Suffer Little Children” (The Smiths)
A Certain Ratio, “Knife Slits Water” (7-Inch) (I’d Like To See You Again)
New Order, “Procession” (Substance)
Love and Rockets, “An American Dream” (Express)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Do You Love Me” (Let Love In)
Kate Bush, “Cloudbusting” (Hounds of Love)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Blues From a Gun” (Automatic)

Joy Division, “Shadowplay” (Unknown Pleasures)
Nash the Slash, “Swing-Shift” (Children of the Night)
Eyeless in Gaza, “Seven Years” (Photographs as Memories)
Public Image Ltd., “Rules and Regulations” (Happy?)
The Flaming Stars, “London After Midnight” (Sell Your Soul to the Flaming Stars)
Bauhaus, “In the Night” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
Switchblade Symphony, “Gutter Glitter” (Serpentine Gallery)
Killing Joke, “Butcher” (Laugh?! I Nearly Bought One!)
Skinny Puppy, “Hexonxonx” (Rabies)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “The Days of Swine and Roses” (Confessions of a Knife)
Machines of Loving Grace, “Golgotha Tenement Blues” (The Crow OST)
SSQ, “Tonight (We’ll Make Love Until We Die)” (Playback)
DAF, “Brothers” (Future Wave)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Red Light” (Kaleidoscope)


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. I had forgotten about Machines of Loving Grace. Thanks for the reminder. And great cut from Switchblade Symphony. Thanks for a great show. Have a good week.

  2. Can you dig up “Suckling the Mender” by Cocteau Twins for next week’s Dark Wave? Thanx!

  3. Absolute knock out again. Any night you play Sister’s of Mercy, probably going to be a top notch night. Misfits? That was awesome. And thank you for the SSQ. I don’t know if you’ve played it recently, so if you have, great choice. But if not:

    Clan of Xymox- No Words

    Please and thank you.

  4. Thank you for the Lead into gold tonight! I loved Gutter Glitter by switchblade Symphony!

  5. Request for:

    Skrew-Picasso Trigger

  6. Samhain-archangel

  7. That was quite a playlist. Quite a variety of cover versions you threw in.

  8. Excellent picks as always! Some suggestions for next week:
    Rites of Spring – For Want Of
    Rapeman – Trouser Minnow
    Sol Invictus – In the Rain

  9. Thanks for another great show.

    For next week, please consider:
    T.S.O.L. – Blackmagic
    Ride – Seagull
    The Damned – Nasty
    The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

  10. Marcus Dixon II

    Listening to this show is the best way to start my week! Could you play:
    Skeletal Family – She Cries Alone

  11. Request for Stabbing Westward “Ungod”

  12. Big fan from Chicago! Could you please play Dead Can Dance’s “Saltarello”? Thank you!

  13. Thank you so so much for playing my request for Tears by the Chameleons! It was an awesome show tonight! I was very excited to hear Shadowplay by JD! I’m always introduced to something great on your show so thanks again!
    Maybe for next week, it’d be really nice to hear Total Recall or possibly I Can’t Escape Myself by The Sound.
    Thank you so much again and have a great week!

  14. That was absolutely NOT the live “101” version of Black Celebration.

  15. Thanks for playing “Suffer Little Children” by the Smiths! That is my favorite song of their debut. How about “Meat is Murder” (or Hamburger Homicide by the Snuffs) for next week?

  16. Bitchin’ episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Misfits, “Where Eagles Dare”

    “You better think about it GRAVY!”

  17. Joy Division’s Decades. A great song!!!!

  18. Still holding out for “Rage in Eden,” but in the meanwhile how about:
    Keith LeBlanc’s or Ministry’s version of “Move”
    The Assembly “Never Never”

  19. Michael Wenk

    Pictures of Matchstick Men – Camper van Beethoven

  20. This was an awesome show, loved hearing The Misfits, and all the industrial picks were perfect! Looking forward to next weeks playlist!

    Request: Killing Joke – “I Am The Virus”

  21. Great show as usual. Can you play Shriekback – Black Light Trap sometime. Thanks

  22. Each hour had the right amount of dark wave mixes!

    Looking forward to this week’s episode!

  23. Freddie Bingham

    Hello Matt,

    In honor of Anita Lane’s passing today, could we hear Anita Lane & Nick Cave – I love You Nor Do I

  24. I’d love to hear Jennifer’s Veil by The Birthday Party (for obvious reasons).
    Thank you for playing my requests!

  25. Beatnik Punk

    He’s slowly slipping into the slime
    Can’t inject into his veins
    Blood and guff ooze out and stain…

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