Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — September 19, 2021 at 11:06 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (9/19/21)

The Cramps | Photo by Stephanie Chernikowski

“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 Jesus and Mary Chain, “UV Ray” (Automatic)
Christian Death, “Skeleton Kiss” (Iron Mask)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Hurricane Fighter Plane” (It the Album)
1919, “The Scream” (The Complete Collection)
Dead Kennedys, “Holiday in Cambodia” (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables)
Dave Gahan, “Nothing Else Matters” (The Metallica Blacklist)
Assemblage 23, “Mortuary” (Early, Rare & Unreleased)
Section 25, “Looking From a Hilltop” (Megamix) (From the Hip: 30th Anniversary Edition)
The Cure, “Harold and Joe” (Join the Dots)
Skinny Puppy, “Dead Lines” (Bites)
Nitzer Ebb, “Lakeside Drive” (Ebbhead)
Front 242, “Kampfbereit” (Geography)
Ministry, “Say You’re Sorry” (With Sympathy)

Morrissey, “That’s Entertainment” (The HMV/Parlophone Singles ’88-’95)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Turquoise Days” (Heaven Up Here)
The Mission, “Wake (RSV)” (The First Chapter)
Rose of Avalanche, “A Thousand Landscapes” (L.A. Rain)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Push” (Talk About the Weather)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “We Hunger” (Hyaena)
The Birthday Party, “Release the Bats” (Hits)
The Cramps, “Fever” (Songs the Lord Taught Us)
The Gun Club, “Like Calling Up Thunder” (Miami)
My Bloody Valentine, “Only Shallow” (Loveless)
Ride, “Close My Eyes” (Smile)
Curve, “Perish” (Gift)
Chapterhouse, “Treasure” (Whirlpool)
Catherine Wheel, “I Want to Touch You” (Ferment)

Bauhaus, “St. Vitus Dance” (In the Flat Field)
Sex Gang Children, “Dead Metal” (Demonstration!)
Escape With Romeo, “Somebody” (Escape With Romeo)
Lowlife, “Ramafied (Underground Version)” (Eternity Road)
Revolting Cocks, “Physical” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
Nine Inch Nails, “Happiness in Slavery” (Broken)
Recoil, “Curse” (Bloodline)
Front Line Assembly, “Threshold” (Caustic Grip)
The House of Love, “Destroy the Heart” (Peel Session) (The John Peel Sessions)
The Stone Roses, “Something’s Burning” (One Love)
The Smiths, “I Know It’s Over” (Live) (Rank)
Joy Division, “Wilderness” (Unknown Pleasures)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Something Fast” (Vision Thing)


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 was just listening to Only Shallow this morning, and I don’t listen to MBV enough. I love With Sympathy and it is a shame I will never see any of it performed live. Thank you so very much for Physical. NIN is always a welcome treat.

    To commemorate seeing the Sisters of Mercy at the Roundhouse almost exactly two years ago on my honeymoon (liminal experience in part due to Mr. Eldritch’s poor performance, per what I had been told), could I please request:

    Sister’s of Mercy- First and Last and Always

    Please and thank you as always, good sir.

  2. Hi Matt! I request
    Happy Birthday by The Birthday Massacre

    Great episode tonight, Goodnight!

  3. Anything by the Buzzcocks

  4. Thanks for the Nitzer Ebb. And especially Holiday to Cambodia. What a great way to start my week.

    Thanks for the show. Have a good week.

  5. For next week

    Joy Division – Heart and Soul
    The Normal – Warm Leatherette
    Siouxsie and The Banshees- Dear Prudence
    Depeche Mode – More Than A Party
    Shriekback – Nemesis

  6. Great show tonight! I’m back again! Loved hearing Lowlife and Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Could you maybe play “Skeletons” by the Sound next week? Thank you!

  7. The Tear Garden – You and me and rainbows
    Severed Heads – Harold and Cindy hospital
    Skinny Puppy – Rivers
    Frontline Assembly – Black march

  8. This show was rocking!

    Here are some DW requests –

    Severed Heads – We Have Come to Bless the House
    Wire – Lowdown


  9. Hi Matt I have a request for next week’s show. The Smiths ‘This Charming Man.’

  10. haunted when the minutes drag

    MBV, the Stone Roses, and the Smiths in one show. Do I wake or dream????

  11. Awesome show. Can you play Do Right by Cabaret Voltaire?. I particularly like the 2013 remaster from the #8385 83-85 compilation. But heck you can choose anything off that joint and it will make me happy. The tunes have such a vibe.

  12. Hi Matt – never miss a show! My other request was not played so I can only assume it was bc you have an intense dislike of the song- I don’t think I’ve noticed that note before haha

    Trying again and maybe it’s an illegal one as I believe the song is technically from the 90s but they had made a name for themselves in the 80s:

    Einstürzende Neubauten
    The Interimlovers

  13. Komputer—Valentina. (When Kraftwerk stopped making new music, these lads stepped up.)

  14. another great show – thank you! Any day hearing Holiday in Cambodia is a good day to me. BTW, hasn’t uncle Al mellowed a bit in recent years when it comes to With Sympathy?

    A request – the Screamadelica 30th anniversary release is imminent, and on it is a never-before-released Andrew Weatherall remix of Shine Like Stars. I may be biased, but it’s pretty freaking amazing – would be a good fit for the show I think!

  15. Scars Horrorshow would be good next month Matt

  16. Hey Matt…..

    Seeing that tomorrow is “the last day of summer” , can you please play said song by the Cure for me next Darkwave?


  17. Could you play “wonderland”by red krayola

    Great tracks by
    Alien sex fiend
    The smiths
    The cure
    And 1919

  18. Could you please play
    “coming down fast “ Slow version by Daniel ash

  19. would love to hear an In the Nursery track possibly Compulsion. always look forward to playing the show during the week

  20. If possible could you please play the live version of black celebration by D.M
    And also thanks for playing that babys on fire cover although i know its not as good as the original song by brian eno
    I wasn’t in town last week so I’m saying thanks from a few shows back

  21. Matt, I am curious if you will play your favorite version of “Wuthering Heights” by Kate Bush on a future episode of our weekly communion.

  22. Howdy Matt! Any chance you could play “Vogue” by KMFDM? Thanks in advance!

  23. Joseph Breithart

    Cabaret Voltaire Sensoria (12”) to honor the late Richard Kirk….

  24. Matt, you keep upping your game every week. It’s always great to hear Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. If you have time in a future episode, it would be great to hear one (or both) of these.

    Cocteau Twins – Alas Dies Laughing
    Dead Can Dance – Ocean

    Thank you for always keeping it dark. Cheers!

  25. Great show. The industrial block was great. Nice inclusion of Holiday in Cambodia!

  26. If you could play anything off of the list below mostly out of the top 4 or 5 are preferred
    T.n.T (terror in tinseltown) by Motley Crüe
    Shake the disease (live) by D.M
    Dig for fire by the pixies
    Golden brown (live) by the stranglers
    Natural’s not in it by Gang of Four
    Giant by The the
    Villagers terrace (early version) by eatbm
    Bad dream lover by the jazz butcher
    The hungry wolf by x
    Pissant by smashing pumpkins
    Friends (gary numan song covered) by pop will eat itself
    Mother earth by gun club
    No bones by dinosaur jr
    No place to go by mbv

  27. I know this is a newer song, but could you pleeease play “Scratching at the lid” by Prioshka? I love them, it’s Miki from Lush’s new band, and omg they are sooooo good. I love Darkwave, it takes me back to the good old days of goth clubbing past!!!!

  28. Nothing ever quite like this episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Cure, “Harold and Joe”

    “If I’m falling down a mountain
    Then I pick myself up”

  29. RIP Richard H Kirk. Should be an entire show of Richard H Kirk/Cabaret Voltaire this Sunday night. Can’t do that ? How about an entire hour. Absolute pioneer and HUGE influence of so many of our favorite bands.

  30. Wonderful playlist as always, Matt!

    I’ll make my first-ever request: Could I possibly get “Big Hallow Man” by Danielle Dax?

  31. Great set! If you can, please play Reflecter by Sun Dial. Thanks!

  32. I know i’m probably too late but could you play “Christine “by House Of Love
    Preferably the peel sessions version but any version will do i just can’t get it out of my head it’s an ear worm .

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