Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 16, 2021 at 11:07 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/16/21)

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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.


The Smiths, “Headmaster Ritual” (Meat is Murder)
Killing Joke, “Darkness Before Dawn” (Night Time)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Talk About the Weather” (Talk About the Weather)
Danielle Dax, “Fizzing Human Bomb” (Dark Adapted Eye)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Poison Door” (First and Last and Always)
Kraftwerk, “Antenna” (Radio-Activity)
Martin L. Gore, “In a Manner of Speaking” (Counterfeit EP)
Wall of Voodoo, “Red Light” (Dark Continent)
John Foxx, “Europe After the Rain” (The Garden)
The Cure, “Faith” (Faith)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Imagination” (Epic Garden Music)
Simple Minds, “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)” (New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Gone, Gone, Gone” (Reverberation)

1,000 Homo DJs, “Supernaut” (Side Trax)
Front 242, “Special Forces” (Backcatalogue)
Clock DVA, “Beautiful Losers” (Advantage)
Richard H. Kirk, “Hipnotic” (Black Jesus Voice)
Revenge, “Pineapple Face” (One True Passion)
The Other Two, “Tasty Fish” (12-Inch Mix) (The Other Two & You)
Electronic, “Get the Message” (Electronic)
Monaco, “What Do You Want From Me” (Music for Pleasure)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Teenage Lust” (Acoustic Version) (Honey’s Dead)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Candyman” (Tinderbox)
Love and Rockets, “Words of a Fool” (Sweet F.A.)
Depeche Mode, “Never Let Me Down Again” (Remix Mix Version) (Music For the Masses)

The Birthday Party, “Jennifer’s Veil” (Hits)
Theatre of Hate, “Propaganda” (The Singles Collection)
Wire, “It’s a Boy” (It’s Beginning To and Back Again)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, “2nd Thought” (Organisation)
Ministry, “Never Believe” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Nitzer Ebb, “I Give to You” (Ebbhead)
Coil, “Slur” (Horse Rotovator)
Front Line Assembly, “Iceolate CG” (Caustic Grip)
Joy Division, “Incubation” (Substance)
The Chameleons, “Don’t Fall” (Script of the Bridge)
Bauhaus, “Departure” (Burning From the Inside)
Christian Death, “Spiritual Cramp” (Only Theatre of Pain)
The Grinning Plowman, “Radiator” (Return to Elliston Square)
Alien Sex Fiend, “I’m Doing Time in a Maximum Security Twilight Home” (Maximum Security)


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. Can you dig up “Is It Really So Strange?” by the Smiths/Moz for next Sunday’s “Dark Wave” in honour of Morrissey’s birthday? Thanx!

  2. Great show tonight!!

  3. Ted Graves

    Love the show, always a great way to end the week! Particularly fond of your shoegaze blocks. Would love to hear shoegaze/ambient outfit Lovesliescrushing, “Babysbreath” is beautiful. Keep it up!

  4. Instead of OMD’s 2nd Thought, Cure’s 17 Seconds played.

    Great show, especially second half of hour 1. The New Order spin offs was nice too.

    For next week, would you play “The Love” by Screaming for Emily?

    Have a good one.

  5. Brandy & Steve

    Hi Matt! We are celebrating our second wedding anniversary on May 25th. Can you play “Halo” by The Cure? We would love to dance to it again. Thank you!

  6. Highlight of the show had to be Faith by The Cure. Amazing song… haven’t heard it in so long. Thanks for playing it Matt.

  7. Thanks for playing Imagination by Sad Lovers and Giants tonight! It was also so great to hear Incubation by JD and Don’t Fall by the Chameleons! The New Order side projects were fun too! It was an awesome show tonight!:)
    To request for next week, do you think maybe you could play one of these songs next week?..
    Candidate, Ceremony (Live), or Walked in Line by Joy Division
    Daylight by For Against
    Catch the Breeze by Slowdive
    The Hop by Theatre of Hate
    The Hand of Love, Winning, or Skeletons by The Sound
    All that Jazz by Echo and the Bunnymen
    In Your House by The Cure
    Again, thanks so much and have a great week! Always looking forward to Sunday Night Dark Wave!

  8. Agreed, Joy Division is the Mothership. I loved the John Foxx and that overlooked Echo & The Bunnymen track. Suggestions: Howard Devoto, Luxuria, That Petrol Emotion, Comsat Angels – anything from Chasing Shadows

  9. “Sister I’m a Poet” by Morrissey (b-side “Everyday Is Like Sunday”)

  10. Love the New Order side gig set!!!

  11. Michael Wenk

    The Cure – Purple Haze

  12. That was a really great set. I especially enjoyed hearing Electronic, Danielle Dax and Wall of Voodoo. And reverberation really isn’t as bad as I remember it to be, it just doesn’t sound like Echo and The Bunnymen.

  13. Great show (as always)! I have a request for the MEMORIAL WEEKEND show:

    Stan Ridgeway’s Camouflage

    We haven’t heard that on Dark Wave for years, but it’s fitting for Memorial Day.

  14. Loved hearing “New Gold Dream” and some solo Martin Gore. That first hour was stellar. A few suggestions for next week’s show:

    “Heartbeat (Tanai Kaiki 2)” – Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian
    “Condemnation” – Depeche Mode
    “Mack the Knife” – Psychedelic Furs

    I’ve always loved the Furs’ cover of “Mack the Knife”. It is so hauntingly gorgeous.

  15. Holly J Johnson

    Thank you for Gone Gone Gone. How about Stan Ridgway The Big Heat?
    thanks, from Twitch fan Holly J Namaste

  16. Catherine

    I’ll agree with everyone above on the Monaco Electronic play.
    Matt if you have room for next week, I would like to hear
    The Church When you were mine. Have a great week.

  17. Weird hearing Nitzer Ebb’s “I Give To You” twice! anyways, how’bout “Welcome To America” by Die Warzau.
    And I still 2nd Matthew’s request for “Prodigal Son” by The Electric Hellfire Club!!!!!!! SHEMHAMFORASH!!!!!

  18. Steven Litt

    Please play Peter Murphy-the sweetest drop

  19. requesting The Residents “Kaw-Liga (Prairie Mix)”

  20. Of all the nights to play ‘darness before the dawn’, I had to miss this show; it’s not a recognized song from K Joke, but it’s one of my favorites…

  21. Can you track down Galaxie 500’s version of Ceremony?

  22. Timely episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Clock DVA, “Beautiful Losers”

    Request for future show:
    Duran Duran, “Sound of Thunder”

  23. Song 4 hour 3 was 17 Seconds by The Cure not OMD

  24. What an outstanding show last night, Matt! Thank you for playing my request for Bauhaus – Departure.

  25. Would anyone argue with a fourth hour dedicated to shoegaze?

  26. For real, the best show ever. NEVER expecting to hear Gone, Gone, Gone anywhere on the radio, ever.

    Can’t believe I heard ‘2nd Thought’ by Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark on the radio in my lifetime!!!

    Love ya’ Matt!

  27. Agree with comments above on the New Order side project block. All great in their own respects. Have you ever played an entire show of covers or live versions? Keep up the great work on these playlists!

  28. Hi Matt!
    Last weekend’s list was awesome…next week I would love to hear Baby Turns Blue by the Virgin Prunes!

  29. Each hour had a great balance of darkness!

    Here are some DW requests –

    Siouxsie and the Banshees – Melt!
    Wire – Two People in a Room


  30. Thanks, enjoyed the show!

    How about:

    Sisters of Mercy – Gimme Shelter
    Psychedelic Furs – Wedding Song

  31. > Have you ever played an entire show of covers or live versions?

    If that happens, I think Pavement’s version of The Killing Moon would be quite apropos.


    Nice show last weekend!

  32. Even if it wasn’t. You still have the best show ever!!
    Never Stop not ever!

  33. John Klein

    The chameleons.. don’t fall my friend in this place that never ends… what a tune
    Request for next week. The cult..war the process,or the Saint, either would be awesome

  34. I was floored when you played The Fatima Mansions so I’d love to hear “Belong Nowhere” from Lost in the Former West. On the subject of shoegaze, it’d be wonderful to hear “Thursday” by Asobi Seksu

  35. Beatnik Punk

    He tried to will himself back to bed
    He wanted desperately to feel the reassuring crisp, white sheets…

  36. I also agree with Evan; I’d like to hear a cover versions show.

  37. Beatbasher

    Could you play something from the new Gary Numan ‘Intruder’ album that dropped on May 21st? I’ve really been enjoying its dark and heavy production. The title track would be a safe bet to play, but most of the album is up on YouTube if you don’t have it handy yet. Thanks – beatbasher

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