Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 24, 2021 at 11:09 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (10/24/21)

Love and Rockets | Photo by Mitch Jenkins via Beggars Arkive

“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.


Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy, “Nightclubbing” (Live in Boston)
Big Black, “Kerosene” (Atomizer)
Killing Joke, “Love Like Blood” (Night Time)
Severed Heads, “Twenty Deadly Diseases” (Bulkhead Plus)
Public Image Ltd., “Seattle” (Happy?)
Gang of Four, “Outside the Trains Don’t Run on Time” (Solid Gold)
The Church, “The Unguarded Moment” (Of Skins and Heart)
Love and Rockets, “The Light” (Earth, Sun, Moon)
The Mission, “The Crystal Ocean” (The First Chapter)
Ministry, “Self Annoyed” (Trax! Rarities)
Skinny Puppy, “Tormentor” (Too Dark Park)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Burning Out” (Confessions of a Knife)

Wire, “Ahead” (The Ideal Copy)
New Order, “Senses” (Movement)
The Mighty Lemon Drops, “Where Do We Go From Heaven” (Laughter)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Thorn of Crowns” (Ocean Rain)
Ride, “Ox4” (Going Blank Again)
Slowdive, “Spanish Air” (Just For a Day)
Seefeel, “More Like Space” (More Like Space)
Curve, “On the Wheel” (Blackerthreetracker)
The Misfits, “20 Eyes” (Walk Among Us)
The Gun Club, “Sex Beat” (Fire of Love)
The Cramps, “Sunglasses After Dark” (Songs the Lord Taught Us)
999, “Inside Out” (The Biggest Prize in Sport)
Lords of the New Church, “Live For Today” (Killer Lords)

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Slowdive” (Live) (Nocturne)
The Cure, “This Twilight Garden” (Join the Dots)
Martin Dupont, “Inside Out” (The Complete Collection)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Sundown” (Honey’s Dead)
Nitzer Ebb, “I Give To You” (Ebbhead)
Front 242, “Serial Killers Don’t Kill Their Girlfriend” (05:22:09:12 Off)
Front Line Assembly, “Iceolate CG” (Caustic Grip)
Revolting Cocks, “Creep” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
Joy Division, “The Eternal” (Heart and Soul)
The Wake, “English Rain” (Make It Loud)
Kate Bush, “The Morning Fog” (Hounds of Love)
Bauhaus, “Crowds” (In the Flat Field)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Train” (First and Last and Always)
Concrete Blonde, “Tomorrow, Wendy” (Live) (Bloodletting: 20th Anniversary Edition)


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 “Hammer Horror” by Kate Bush for next Sunday’s show, in honour of Halloween? Thanx!

  2. Great episode tonight! Looking forward to the Halloween Edition next Sunday, Matt. Fun songs and scary songs!

  3. Got off a ruddy twelve hour shift, ran to my car and immediately turned the radio on. My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult gave way to one of my favorite albums, The ‘Ideal Copy’! Thanks for playing ‘Ahead’, man did I turn it up. So grateful.

    Never Stop!

  4. This might have been one of the best episodes all year long. From the Reznor/Murphy to Big Black intro to the final four, I can’t think of a track I wanted to skip past. Awesome show. Thanks for the Martin Dupont as well.

    For Halloween, maybe Nick Cave/Badseeds “Up Jumped the Devil” or “Red Right Hand”.

    Thanks again. Have a great week.

  5. Nice Mighty Lemon Drops piece in Hour 2
    A thematic request for the 31st:
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – The Damned

  6. For next week Halloween edition

    Clan Of Xymox – A Day (Remix)
    Joy Division – Candidate
    Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
    Sonic Youth – Halloween
    Siouxsie and The Banshees – Halloween
    Ministry- Everyday Is Halloween
    New Order – Everything’s Gone Green
    Depeche Mode- Ghost

  7. Halloween show has to have The Cure’s Fear Of Ghosts. Wonderful song. 2nd hour tonight was fantastic.

  8. I can only think of two good selections from Japan that could qualify for a Halloween show. Of course, the aptly named “Halloween” from the Quiet Life album or “Ghosts”. Either of those two tracks would be warmly welcomed.

  9. Great show, please play Band of Susan’s “Throne of Blood”

  10. Really outstanding setlist this week. Can’t list them all but 999 Cramps Gun Club, even the Mighty Lemons Drops (who are featured on the Just say Yes Compilations) were all brilliant selections. I was transported in time last night. Thanks.

  11. Matt- Hour 1 was very good but hour 2 was superb!! I’d like to hear 45 Grave Riboflavin or TSOL Code Blue for the Halloween show. Lots of fitting suggestions above.

  12. Matt Thank you so much for playing “ Crowds”
    By Bauhaus loved the show next week is Halloween I recall the best track for Halloween by The Misfits happens to be their cover of “ The Monster Mash” so if you could please play that track it would be very much appreciated. Happy Halloween

  13. Freaky Freddy

    My playlist for next week please play any of the following!!
    Misfits:Monster mash cover. Xxxxxxxx
    Ministry:Everyday Is Halloween. X
    The Cure:Lullaby
    David bowie : Scary monsters super creeps. X
    Dead Kennedys: Halloween. X
    Bauhaus:Bela Lugosi’s dead (live). X
    Alice cooper:Bed of nails. X
    Japan:Ghosts. X
    Joy division:Dead Souls. X
    Ramones:Pet sematary. X
    The Replacements: Cruella Deville x
    Sonic youth: Halloween x
    Cocteau twins:persephone
    The Birthday Party:Release the bats x
    The Cramps:Zombie Dance. X
    Virgin prunes:Pagan love song x
    Alien sex fiend :Now I’m feeling zombified
    Alien sex fiend :haunted house
    Sex gang children: Sebastian. X
    Total coelo:Dracula’s tango x
    Current 93 : Crowleymass x
    The Human League:Seconds x
    Roky erickson:I Walked With A Zombie
    The Cure : Funeral Party x
    Echo And The Bunnymen: People Are Strange x
    Sisters of mercy: Lucretia My Reflection x
    The Damned: Grimly Fiendish
    Morrissey : Ouija board ouija board
    Front 242 : Serial killers don’t kill their girlfriend’s
    Duran Duran: The Cauffer
    Simple minds : Boys from brazil
    Depeche mode:Ghost
    The Gun Club:Devil in the woods
    Suicide : Ghost rider
    Killing joke:Love like blood
    The Smiths: Pretty Girls Make Graves
    Jazz butcher: Zombie Love
    The Glove: Perfect Murder
    Throwing muses:Devils Roof
    The Bubblemen:The Bubblemen Are Comingx
    The Sinister Ducks:The March Of the Sinister xDucks
    Opal : Happy Nightmare Babyx
    Cabaret Voltaire: Ghost Talk
    Duran Duran: Lonely in your nightmare
    Screaming lord sutch- Jack The Ripper
    Love and Rockets: Express
    The Cult:The Witch (mix)
    Siouxsie and the banshees: Halloween (peel)xx
    13th Chime: Coffin Maker
    Abecedarians : Ghost
    Soft cell:Martin (Halloween mix) Xxx
    Lucy Show:Ephemeral
    Red lorry yellow lorry:Hollow eyes
    Pil:Francis Massacre
    Pil:Diso Murder
    Pete Shelly : Homosepian
    Thank you hope to hear a show to die for

  14. Killer episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Front 242, “Serial Killers Don’t Kill Their Girlfriend”

    Request for this year’s ‘Dark Wave’ Halloween Edition:
    Psyche, “Goodbye Horses”
    (Covering Q Lazzarus)

  15. Japan “ Ghost “
    Please thanks!!!

  16. Great track by Front 242 but that was going to be my track request for this week so instead of that how about Sonic youth: Halloween or Marc Almond: Haunted House

  17. “ Everyday Is Halloween “ (extended) by Ministry thats my request for this Halloween show hope to hear great things of this show i hope its going to be like in the passed when Halloween fell on sunday/ darkwave 1 time in ten years
    Ps I mean the 10 hour episode

  18. I would humbly suggest that Skinny Puppy’s “Fritter (Stella’s Home)” is de rigueur for a Halloween episode. Reasonable alternatives would be “Draining Faces,” “The Mourn,” or “God’s Gift (Maggot).”

    My personal opinion, probably unpopular, it to recommend avoiding anything with “Halloween” in the title. Seems a bit too “on the nose…”

    Oon th

  19. Matt, you outdid yourself last night! Thank you thank you for playing Seefeel and Curve back to back. For the Halloween episode, any of these would be great to hear:

    The Damned – Alone Again Or
    The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
    Love and Rockets – Haunted When The Minutes Drag

    Thank you for always keeping it dark!

  20. Thanks for the Curve! Awesome show as always. For Halloween, I propose Bauhaus’s “Party of the First Part”. It’s not the most Bauhaus-y song and it’s probably more about the sample than the music, but it seems fitting for the day. Have a great week!

  21. Another great October DW!

    Looking forward to this week’s Halloween show!

  22. Enjoyed your show Matt. I think The Witch from The Cult or Haunted by Gary Numan would work in next weeks line up. Looking forward to next Sunday, have a nice week.

  23. Aphotic Empyrean

    Request for Halloween:
    Barnes and Barnes – Cemetery Girls
    Black Tape For A Blue Girl: Knock Three Times

  24. Great opener, thanks.

    Halloween request: Simple Minds – Today I died again.

  25. “ Dead souls “ by Joy Divison
    Thanks Matt Great track by Bauhaus

  26. If so can you play any of the following
    “ The Jazz Butcher Meets Count Dracula “ by The Jazz Butcher
    “ Monster Mash” by The Misfits
    “ Zombie Dance” by The Cramps
    “Ghosts” by Japan
    “ London After Midnight “ by The Flaming Star
    “Halloween “ by Dead Kenndys
    Awesome tracks last night Matt!!!

  27. Please play Every Day Is Halloween extended
    Love the track by Ministry i know its a clique but i love it so much and would love to here it!!!!!!!! Happy Halloween

  28. Play any of the following by The Simple Minds
    Please and thank you ahead of time
    Boys in Brazil
    Today I died again
    Murder story
    Such a great show
    Also hope to hear some shoegaze this Halloween have a spooky week

  29. Cruella Deville by The Replacements off of the 15th Just Say Yes its off of the later just say yes but its from the 80s

  30. Here are some possible requests for this week’s special DW –

    Cocteau Twins – Blood Bitch
    Executive Slacks – Spiders


  31. From the Silence of the Lambs, “Goodbye Horses” by Q Lazzarus.

  32. Halloween show request– “Scarecrow” by Siouxsie and the Banshees. Thanks!

  33. A thematic suggestion: ending the Halloween edition with Severed Heads’ All Saints Day would seem apropos.

  34. Would you play a scary sounding track by Gene Loves Gezebel
    Awesome set list i could have listened to it for 10 more hours

  35. Some Halloween song requests for the big show…

    Killer Klowns From Outer Space- The Dickies
    Martin-Soft Cell(Preferably 12′ mix if possible )
    Grimly Fiendish- The Damned
    London Dungeon- The Misfits
    I Was A Teenage Werewolf- The Cramps

    Looking foward to hearing Sunday’s show, keep up the great songs for DW!

  36. AWEsome show as always :D. I am throwing some diff songs :D
    And One song Time Killer
    Ohgr song Solow
    Din Fiv We Are
    Covenant The Men
    Hazy Fantayzee John Wayne is big lerggy

    Love the Music!
    PS You need to have more air time or your channel :D

  37. Great stuff as always!

    In honour of Halloween would love to hear:

    Sad Lovers And Giants – Man Of Straw
    The Sound – Skeletons


  38. Thanks for getting my request in! Looking forward to what you have in store for Halloween.

  39. Outstanding show as always and thank you most graciously for the Thrill Kill Kult. Playing Creep was just the absolute best.

    So I’m sure you’re only going to play one Ministry song, and that song will probably be Every Day is Halloween (and that will be great), BUT what if:

    Ministry- Tonight We Murder

    I wait in eager antici…pation for next week’s show.

  40. So great this week, thanks. Inspired me to wax eloquent to my wife about how Confessions of a Knife should be considered for the ‘perfect albums’ list…

    The darkest of dark days approaches, and I look forward to blasting your mix as we give out treats and tricks – Now I’m Feeling Zombified would be my top request, but Katch 22 from the same album would be pretty appropriate too, I think.

  41. Matulaboola

    Mc 900ft Jesus- Real Black AngeL

  42. Cabaret Voltaire – Ghost Talk
    1919- Scream
    Suicide-Ghost Rider
    The Glove – Perfect Murder
    The Gun Club- Devil In The Woods
    Thank you

  43. Talking Heads : Swamp
    Lucy Show:Ephemeral
    And Also The Trees: Flowers In The Attic
    X: Wild Thing
    Sex Move : A Sleep Forever
    Sonic Youth: Ghost Bitch
    Abecedarians : Ghost
    Japan: Halloween
    Human League: Seconds
    The Misfits: Monster Mash
    34grasp: Grandmothers Grave
    The Birthday Party : Release The Bats
    Bauhaus: Bela Lugosi’s Dead (live)
    Can’t wait for darkwave if you could please pick a track off of my Halloween song list

  44. Hopefully i’m not late. Dead Pop Stars- Altered Images

  45. Halloween episode request:
    MLWTTKK – “The Days of Swine And Roses” for all the zombie Christian vampires! Thx Matt!

  46. Hi Matt, can you please play Resurrection by Brotherhood of Pagans? Thanks!

  47. Matt, great show as usual. This is more for you. Check out Alkaline Trio‘s cover of “Halloween” on YouTube if you haven’t already. I look forward to the next show.

  48. Could you please play Cabaret Voltaire’s
    “Ghost Talk” Thanks Matt

  49. So Matt I’ve heard that there’s going to be a special show for Halloween hope thats true if so can you please play “Hollow Eyes” by The Lorrys or “Pagan Love Song” by The Virgin Prunes but If Not Can You Play “Klimb To The Top Of King Mountain” by The Sisters Of Mercy Thanx Matt

  50. Abomination

    Hopefully , I made it in time to make a valid request . After hearing the last week show it made me start thinking about how i use to listen to all these bands alot but yet i don’t listen to them as much anymore so I think I should Make a request for a track about Halloween that I haven’t heard in awhile
    “ Monster Mash “ by The Misfits

  51. Maybe “Enigma Of Absolution” by Dead Can Dance in remembrance of the dead for Day Of The Dead

  52. Great set tonight! Thank you for playing Concrete Blonde for me!!

  53. Ministry & Dave Navarro – “Everday is Halloween (acoustic) please thanks Matt

  54. Can upu please play “Drop Dead Darling” by The James Dean Driving Experience or “Resurection Hex” by Love And Rockets
    Woah hoooooo Happy Halloween

  55. I love listening every week. Thank you Matt. Would love to hear one “Arsenic On The Rocks” from A Split Second.

  56. Darkwave Master

    Great tracks this week can you play a track by the band (Black Leather Jesus) the band has a lot of albums but alot of the songs are Untitled so i will make it easier on you the track is called”Bondage Playground” hope im not to late can’t wait for Sunday/Halloween as always are weekly communion DARKWAVE ON 1ST WAVE !!!

  57. I think it would be awesome to hear
    The Sound but it would be even more awesome to hear Second Layer if you can / if im not to late please play “Black Flowers” by Second Layer all the same members of The Sound

  58. anthony cisneros

    Hi Matt, not sure if you can but a cool song to play for Halloween night would be the Howling 2 song by Steve Parsons and Babel.

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