Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — December 5, 2021 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (12/5/21)

Anne Clark

“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.


Peter Gabriel, “Intruder” (Peter Gabriel 3: Melt)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Black Planet” (First and Last and Always)
Bauhaus, “She’s In Parties” (Extended Version) (Burning From the Inside)
Anita Lane, “Jesus Almost Got Me” (Dirty Pearl)
The Lords of the New Church, “Goin’ Downtown” (Is Nothing Sacred?)
Kraftwerk, “The Robots” (The Man-Machine)
Neu!, “La Bomba (Stop Apartheid World-Wide)” (Neu! ’86)
Martin L. Gore, “In a Manner of Speaking” (Counterfeit EP)
Johnson Engineering Co., “Floorslammer” (Unleash)
The Cure, “Birdmad Girl” (The Top)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Sweetest Chill” (Tinderbox)
The Essence, “In Tears” (A Monument of Trust)
The March Violets, “Snake Dance” (Natural History)

Revolting Cocks, “38” (Big Sexy Land)
Skinny Puppy, “Smothered Hope” (The Singles Collect)
Front 242, “Body to Body” (Dancing in Darkness)
Nitzer Ebb, “Rope” (Showtime)
Acid Horse, “No Name No Slogan” (Hypo Luxa-Hermes Pan 12-Inch Mix) (Side Trax)
Love and Rockets, “The Game” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Kommunity FK, “Something Inside Me Has Died” (Close One Sad Eye)
Mission of Burma, “(That’s When I Reach For My) Revolver” (Signals, Calls and Marches)
Killing Joke, “Primitive” (Killing Joke)
Joy Division, “Digital” (Substance)
David Bowie, “The Motel” (1.Outside)
Girls Under Glass, “Wall of Sound” (Humus)
Christian Death, “Burnt Offerings” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Power” (Dawnrazor)

The Chameleons, “Ever After” (Strange Times)
New Model Army, “51st State” (The Ghost of Cain)
The Field Mice, “I Can See Myself Alone Forever” (Other Galaxies)
Morrissey, “Girl Least Likely To” (My Early Burglary Years)
Pailhead, “Man Should Surrender” (Side Trax)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Everything Counts” (For the Masses)
Depeche Mode, “Blue Dress” (Violator)
Anne Clark, “Sleeper in Metropolis” (Changing Places)
Ministry, “You Know What You Are” (Land of Rape and Honey)
Alien Sex Fiend, “I’m Doing Time in a Maximum Security Twilight Home” (Maximum Security)
Big Stick, “Drag Racing” (Crack ‘N’ Drag)
Ciccone Youth, “Addicted to Love” (The Whitey Album)
Executive Slacks, “In and Out” (Nausea)
Pixies, “Winterlong” (Complete “B” Sides)


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. This was another one of your premium, choice cuts, shows tonight. Smothered Hope is my jam. Pailhead is a treat. You should do a Wax Trax! themed night. You played what I was going to request tonight with 38, so thank you. Plan B option:

    Wire- The 15th

    Please and thank you for bringing a bit of darkness to this otherwise joyous time of year.

    Seriously good playlist tonight, gonna play it out, if I could.

  2. Can you dig up “Silent Hedges” by Bauhaus for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  3. Great show tonight as always, Matt! I loved hearing Peter Gabriel and Nitzer Ebb. Goodnight.

  4. Thanks for the Bowie. Great show all around. Loved the Johnson Engineering, Field Mice, Nitzer Ebb, Girls Under Glass, and Executive Slacks cuts in particular. Happy B Day to the Missus.

    Would like to ask you to consider Straitjacket Fits “She Speeds” for an upcoming episode.

    Thanks and have a great week.

  5. Would you please play “It’s History” by Skinny Puppy from the Back & Forth Vol. 7 album as a belated birthday tribute to Ogre? Thanks!

  6. I really enjoyed tonight show. Can you play some cranberries for next week show?

  7. Thanks for the Neu! and the mini-krautrock set. How about we stick around in Düsseldorf to hear some Liasons Dangereuses, either Los Ninos del Parque, or Puet Etre…Pas?

  8. Wow that Field Mice track could I maybe hear the cover of “Ticket To Ride” by Asylum Party
    Thank You

  9. Thanks for making an otherwise blah Sunday shine! How about some of my favorite Canadians…
    Malhavoc – Discipline
    Big Naked – Lucky
    Skinny Puppy – Hardset Heat

    Thanks as always Matt! ❤️

  10. I’d like to thank you for playing two of my requests. You always go above and beyond to make your listeners happy. Since you played two of my requests, I won’t send any in for this next show. Have a great week!

  11. Veronica Riordan

    I am SHAKING that you played The Chameleons and New Model Army back-to-back. I normally listen live on Sunday, but I was “held hostage” in another person’s car on the long drive back home.

    You are my fave!

    If you ever wanna throw The Bolshoi and/or The Waterboys into the mix, I will run screaming up and down the street.

  12. Veronica Riordan

    Maybe you should adopt this quote from William Butler Yeats as an unofficial motto for the show:

    “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”

  13. Matt- Thanks for playing my Field Mice request ! Hope it didn’t depress too many of ya …

    How about some Bowie for next week : “I Can’t Give Everything Away”

    Thank you.

  14. If you can’t play The Cranberries, can you play Panic by Coil?

  15. Chris Alexander

    I really enjoy all the music you play. I listen every week and with the app i listen to it a couple of times a week. If you have ugli or magnifishit by skinny puppy it would be great to hear. Keep up the good work.

  16. Another good show! Enjoyed the placing of songs throughout.

    Here are some DW requests –

    Wall of Voodoo – Lost Weekend
    Public Image Ltd – Swan Lake


  17. Constantine

    Could you please play Other Voices by the Cure

    Thank you Matt


  18. Can I Hear
    “Fools Rush In” BBC — Bow Wow Wow

  19. Thanks so much for playing my request for Ever After by the Chameleons! Such a great song. Do you think that next week, you could play either Morningrise by Slowdive or Galaxie 500’s cover of Ceremony by New Order? Thanks again! Have a great week.

  20. Can you please play

    Neu! – Fur Immer
    Joy Division – Heart and Soul
    Tunnelvision – Watching The Hydroplanes
    The Cure – Fight

  21. Can you play a band called The Mice they are a cool Indie Post Punk band the songs that I love by them are below
    “Bye Bye Kitty Cat”
    “Little Rage”
    “Crystal Silence”
    Or you could play
    “Lets Be Buried Together” By Bill Fox from The Mice I saw both Bill Fox and The Mice Live multiple time in the 80s and 90s in
    Cleveland, Oh Thanks Matt Loved The Pixies and Sisters Of Mercy last night

  22. Mat Gillespie

    Great show last night

    For next week
    Dead can Dance – Mesmerism
    The Cure- Play
    Chameleons- Singing Rule Britannia
    Cocteau Twins- Blue Bell Knoll

  23. Babys got a problem – my dad is dead

  24. Made a typo above should read Bif Naked… stupid auto correct..

  25. If you could play a great track by the great
    Psychic T.V – Just Like Arcadia
    If so that would be highly appreciated thank you Matt. Loved the tracks by the following bands The Cure , The Pixies, The Chameleons, Joy Division, The Field Mice, Executive Slacks and Sonic Youth’s Under appreciated Cousin
    Ciccone Youth overall great show! I’m sure that I left a few good bands that were played out like Bauhaus and That amazing track by Lords Of The New Church I also agree with Hugo on The Asylum Party request I also agreed with my doppelgänger’s request for “No Love Lost “ – Joy Division from last week if Rhett still is going to request that track this week also Thank You again though such a great show. Can’t wait for Sunday next evening. :)

  26. How about a ( Live ) version of Stigmata By: Ministry or Roman Roman By : The Boys Next Door I remember listening to both of those songs on the day when I was introduced to Darkwave by a friend thanks

  27. Such a solid set of selections Matt. Cannot choose a favorite hour. I would like to hear Antipope by The Damned. Have a great week.

  28. This weeks playlist was solid from start to finish, so many choice tracks from Sisters of Mercy, Executive Slacks, Girls Under Glass, Nitzer Ebb, and Pailhead! I have this playlist on repeat at work, makes the day go faster. Have a great week Matt!

    The Psychedelic Furs – “Alive (For Once In My Lifetime)”

  29. This was my first time listening in and it was a great time. I enjoyed all the selections that were played! Really glad I can across the station.

    May I request Love Like Blood by Killing Joke and Day of The Lords by Joy Division! thank you for the great playlist

  30. Krafty episode!

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Kraftwerk, “The Robots”

    “We’re functioning automatic
    And we are dancing mechanic”

  31. Loved the Field Mice track! Would be great to hear more Sarah Records stuff in general.

    Can you dig out Stummes Kind by Xmal Deutschland? Had it on vinyl but it’s gone all wonky :(


  32. Hi Matt Can You please play !!!!!
    “Murder By Guitar ” (Live ‘78) by The Crime

  33. Can I hear “No Love Lost” by Joy Division please if you can the Warsaw version thanks

  34. Hey Matt If You Could Play The Original Song Of “Asbestos Lead Asbestos” best known by Meat Beat Manifesto But can I hear the version done by
    World Domination Enterprises who made the song So If I Can Hear
    “Asbestos Lead Asbestos” by World Domination Enterprises Thanx

  35. “Girl least likely to”was a nice surprise

  36. Christianne McCall

    Any DarkWave holiday music out there? Would love to hear some to get into the spirit. Thanks Matt!

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