Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 31, 2021 at 11:12 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — The Halloween Edition (10/31/21)

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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 Cure, “The Funeral Party” (Faith)
Dead Kennedys, “Halloween” (Milking the Sacred Cow)
The Birthday Party, “Release the Bats” (Hits)
13th Chime, “Coffin Marker” (The Singles 1981-1983)
Virgin Prunes, “Pagan Lovesong” (Heresie)
Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (Live) (Mask: Omnibus Edition)
The Damned, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (The Black Album)
Specimen, “Dead Man’s Autochop” (Azoic)
Concrete Blonde, “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” (Bloodletting)
A Split-Second, “Mambo Witch” (12-Inch Version) (Mambo Witch)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “And This is What The Devil Does” (I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Ghost Talk” (#8385 Collected Works)

Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (Album Version) (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Lydia Lunch, “Dance of the Dead Children” (13.13)
Japan, “Halloween” (In Vogue)
Simple Minds, “Today I Died Again” (Empires and Dance)
Soft Cell, “Ghost Rider” (Live) (Keychains & Snowstorms)
Depeche Mode, “Ghost” (Sounds of the Universe) 
Morrissey, “Jack the Ripper” (Certain People I Know)
Ministry, “Halloween (Remix)” (Twelve Inch Singles)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Poison Door” (First and Last and Always)
Rosetta Stone, “The Witch” (Adrenaline)
Inflatable Boy Clams, “Skeletons” (Inflatable Boy Clams)
New York Dolls, “Frankenstein” (New York Dolls)

Alien Sex Fiend, “Now I’m Feeling Zombified” (Curse)
The Misfits, “Halloween” (Collection 2)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Up Jumped the Devil” (Tender Prey)
Christian Death, “Skeleton Kiss” (The Iron Mask)
Front 242, “Until Death (Do Us Part)” (Front By Front)
Nitzer Ebb, “Murderous” (That Total Age)
New Order, “Murder” (12-Inch Version) (Power, Corruption & Lies)
Daniel Ash, “Spooky” (Daniel Ash)
Hula, “Poison” (Club Mix) (Best of Hula)
The Cramps, “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” (Songs the Lord Taught Us)
Cocteau Twins, “Blood Bitch” (Garlands)
The Gun Club, “Ghost on the Highway” (Fire of Love)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Halloween” (Peel Session) (At the BBC)
David Bowie, “Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)” (Live) (Serious Moonlight: Live at the Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum)
Joy Division, “Dead Souls” (Still)


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 “Life In Tokyo” by Japan for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  2. Hey I only discovered this show 2 weeks ago, and so blown away, this is my music era and I mean the deep dark edgey cuts! Hey Is workering if you you pkay Pity for they Seld by Poeise Norie is that fits the show format, sorry Im new here! Anyways I do like ehat I hear so far and you got me ear on Sunday nights Matt!

  3. For next week can you Please play

    Joy Division – Heart and Soul
    Love and Rockets – A Private Future
    Public Image Ltd – The Order Of Death
    The Cure – Burn

  4. That was amazing. What a night of music. Thank you for making this Halloween so special. C’mon everyone thank Matt!

  5. Thank you Matt for an excellent Halloween night! Goodnight!

  6. P.S. Thanks for playing the live vers of Bela omg I ❤ the song 4evr but I needed a brake on tgh orig.! Ok I’m done, Imm to d4unk!

  7. Matt, what a high! Thanks so much for a SMASHING GOOD Halloween celebration! You got lots of my faves in the line-up: Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie, and my heart—Depeche Mode.

  8. Have nothing to say except what a STELLAR SHOW!!! So many good songs on this year’s Halloween edition. You really knocked it out of the park, Matt. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for next week’s show.

  9. That was a fantastic show Matt I didn’t hear The Misfits cover of the monster mash but thats ok because I heard so many other great songs also i know that The Misfits cover of the monster mash is very expensive and i have no clue what format you play your music on so no harm done . Im Relistening to the show right now i heard you say you weren’t always the host for darkwave next show can you say who the first one was also ive been a listener for a long time and when Halloween fell on a Sunday last the host had a 10 hour show for darkwave so I thought that was going to happen this year but it didn’t but thats ok because i once again heard such great tracks
    For my request this week is
    “ Some New Kind Of Kick” by The Cramps
    “Haunted House” by Marc Almond
    Actually lets get out of the October songs and into the Thanksgiving/Christmas songs with
    “ Black Christmas” by Red Flag
    “Feast of Lights” by They Might Be Giants or
    “Frosty the snowman” by The Cocteau Twins

  10. It was a great show for Halloween night! For the next show my request is Nine Inch Nails “Down In It.” Have a good week.

  11. Thank you so much for playing so much off of my playlist although i know not all those songs that you played were directly taken from my song request but im still happy to hear all of those tracks ,sorry for taking so many suggestions i was working on that playlist for a while Great Halloween special Show
    My suggestion for this Sunday:
    The Sound – Desire
    Thank you Matt Love the show so much!!!!

  12. A great Halloween show!

    Here are some DW requests –

    The Smiths – Never Had No One Ever
    Sort Sol – Marble Station


  13. Matt, this episode was the best one yet (especially because it was on Halloween). Thank you for playing my request for Love and Rockets, and for always keeping it dark!

  14. Great Halloween show! A few requests if I may..

    Big in Japan – Alphaville
    Lush – For Love
    Always the Sun – The Stranglers

  15. Next level Halloween show Matt. All three hours!

  16. Fiendish episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Alien Sex Fiend, “Now I’m Feeling Zombified”

    “Now I’m feeling zombiefied
    Now I’m feeling zombiefied
    Now I’m feeling zombiefied

  17. Heard some amazing Halloween cuts for first time Matt. Please consider Catherine Wheel. The Nude. Have a nice week.

  18. Thanks for a good end to my Halloween. Great set list, but the highlight was the New York Dolls. I haven’t listened to them in forever.

    Thanks also for the Nick Cave. One of my favorite tracks by him.

    Have a great week.

  19. May I suggest The Exquisite Corpse by Bauhaus great Halloween dhow loved it

  20. Great show yet again. Your show played a big reason as to why I renewed my subscription this week.

    Please consider playing Morrissey’s “November Spawned a Monster” for one of the shows this month. Thanks!

  21. Awesome show as always AND super awesome to finally have a Darkwave Halloween. One is contractually obligated to play Ministry’s Halloween on its namesake day, dont believe I’ve ever really listed to that remix before so thank you.

    If at all possible, could we hear:

    Skinny Puppy- Sleeping Beast

    Thank you again for what you do and for bringing the darkness proper this year.

  22. Please any that follow
    “Jacket Hangs” by The Blue Aero Planes
    “Mana ray” by The Pixies
    “Hands 2 Take” By Flying Lizards
    Loved the Halloween Show So Much

  23. Can you play
    Red flags “Russian radio”
    Cranes “Inescapable”
    The Chameleons “Paper Tigers”
    Hope one of these are good
    Haven’t made a request in a while because i somehow accidentally deleted my account with SiriusXM and didn’t get to listen to Darkwave but i got it back now

  24. Can i hear something by the close lobsters
    Please just found my long lost album in a bin of records in my closet

  25. Hi matt can you play
    “Stomach Worm” by stereo lab

  26. Please play any of the following:
    Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Slowdive”
    R.E.M., “First We Take Manhattan”
    Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, “My Wife and My Dead Wife”
    Adam and the Ants, “Physical (You’re So)”
    Morrissey, “Istanbul”
    They Might Be Giants, “Istanbul “
    Oingo Boingo-“Heard Somebody Cry”
    Violent Femmes-“Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”
    The Primitives- “Crash”
    Close Lobsters-“Now Time”
    Echo & The Bunnymen-“Lovers on the Run”
    A.C. Newman- “Take On Me”
    The Communards- “Tomorrow”
    The Mission-“All Along the Watchtower”
    Thank You Fantastic Show

  27. Adrian Smith

    Please play “Fireworks” by Siousxie and the Banshees to celebrate bonfire night. I know the show is in the 7th, 2 days late but as an Brit in the US I miss the annual bonfires and firework displays!

  28. I’m probably way to late to put in my request but i’ve a crazy week so sorry for the late request but here it goes
    “The Sleepers” by Sad Lovers Giants
    Thanks matt awesome Halloween addition

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