Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — January 2, 2022 at 11:05 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/2/22)

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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.


Ministry, “Over the Shoulder” (12-Inch Version) (Twitch)
The Cure, “One Hundred Years” (Pornography)
Jah Wobble, “Invaders of the Heart” (Mix One) (Shake the Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984)
Love and Rockets, “Inside the Outside” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Blues From a Gun” (Automatic)
KMFDM, “Ultra” (Nihil)
Front 242, “Crushed” (05:22:09:12 Off)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “And This is What the Devil Does” (I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits)
Nitzer Ebb, “Warsaw Ghetto” (That Total Age)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Alice” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
The Sound, “Unwritten Law” (Jeopardy)
The Lords of the New Church, “The Night is Calling” (Is Nothing Sacred?)
Danielle Dax, “Cat House” (Dark Adapted Eye)

Joy Division, “Walked in Line” (Still)
Eleven Pond, “Tear and Cinnamon” (Bas Relief)
Kate Bush, “Cloudbusting” (Hounds of Love)
Ian McCulloch, “Faith and Healing” (Candleland)
Depeche Mode, “New Dress” (Black Celebration)
Bunnydrums, “Smithson” (PKD)
Kraftwerk, “Airwaves” (Radio-Activity)
Assemblage 23, “Sometimes I Wish I Was Dead” (Early, Rare & Unreleased)
English Boy on the Love Ranch, “The Man in Your Life” (The Man in Your Life)
Bauhaus, “The Passion of Lovers” (Mask)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Cities in Dust” (Live) (At the BBC)
Cocteau Twins, “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops” (12-Inch Version) (The Spangle Maker)
Rose of Avalanche, “L.A. Rain” (L.A. Rain: The Singles)

Skinny Puppy, “Facist Jock Itch” (Rabies)
A Split-Second, “Crimewave” (Kiss of Fury)
MC 900 Ft. Jesus, “Real Black Angel” (Hell With the Lid Off)
Electric Hellfire Club, “Mr. 44” (Burn, Baby, Burn!)
Yazoo, “Winter Kills” (Upstairs at Eric’s)
David Bowie, “DJ” (Lodger)
Japan, “The Art of Parties” (Tin Drum)
Adam & The Ants, “Whip In My Valise” (Dirk Wears White Sox)
Martin L. Gore, “Compulsion” (Counterfeit EP)
Fad Gadget, “Insecticide” (Fireside Favourites)
Prick, “Makebelieve” (Prick)
Front Line Assembly, “Concussion” (Corroded Disorder)
The Smiths, “Reel Around the Fountain” (The Smiths)


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. Your openings have been phenomenal for the past several shows, and tonight was no exception. This was definitely a great start to the year. Could we hear:

    Fields of the Nephilim- Preacher Man

    Please and thank you as always.

  2. Can you dig up “The Cardinal Sin” by Dead Can Dance for next Sun’s show? Thanx!

  3. Tonight’s show was great but had to be the fastest show I’ve ever listened to….usually shows seem to last much longer

    Had a request…was wanting this song to be dedicated to a Lindsey in Idaho

    This Mortal Coil: Song to the Siren

  4. Happy New Year! Loved hearing kmfdm and love and rockets tonight.

  5. This was one of your best shows without a doubt. Japan, Kate Bush, Kraftwerk, Bauhaus, that live Siouxsie cut, Yazoo, Adam and the Ants, AND Depeche Mode! So many grand selections. And the transition from My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult to Nitzer Ebb was superb. So nicely done. Cannot praise tonight’s show enough.

    Some requests for your consideration for a future episode:
    The American – Simple Minds
    Spellbound – Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Vienna – Ultravox
    Hammer Horror – Kate Bush

  6. Some Cure please

  7. This was an exceptional show to start the new year! So many outstanding songs.
    Could I hear, Spring-Heeled Jim by Morrissey please.
    Thank you

  8. Ian McCulloch – Me and David Bowie

  9. Lovelorn Dolls – Just Like Heaven

  10. I got my first request for 2022! For the new year I’d like to request New Order “Too Late.” Btw thanks for playing my Japan request and choosing the ‘Oil On Canvas’ version was a nice surprise.

  11. Thank you for Invaders of the Heart1 Loved it so much I included it in my guest DJ set at WRNR in 99.

  12. Constantine

    I’m gonna try for Dead Can Dance again this week Matt
    how about Black Sun


  13. Rocking episode to start off 2022!

    Here are some DW requests –

    The Church – When You Were Mine

    Also, anything in remembrance of David Bowie, as his death was on 1/10/16, and I believe Low also came out around that time in January of ’77.


  14. “Lost Again” By:Yello

  15. Thanks for taking care of us yet again Matt. I especially love that you play Fad Gadget.

    Being a Cleveland guy it’s only natural that I have secured my spot for the Clan of Xymox first stop in the U.S. Just down I-71 in Columbus.
    I cannot wait.

    Could you play ‘She” or “All I Ever Know” off ‘Spider on the Wall’

    BTW- If they open with “A Day” I could as Morrissey say’s, “die with a smile on my face after all”.

    Thank you Matt and please never stop!

  16. Thank you for being the soundtrack for taking my xmas tree down. I would love to hear one of the more darker slowed down songs that Naked Raygun had in the 80s. “Peacemaker” or “Live Wire” or maybe “Treason”

  17. great show as ever!

    any chance of any of:

    Romantic Me by Polyrock
    Container Love by Philip Boa and the Voodoo Club
    Chinese Burn by Curve?


  18. Thank you for another awesome show! We are so fortunate to have you!

    Some suggestions for next time:

    Tori Amos – Winter
    The Cure – One More Time
    Depeche Mode – A Question of Lust

  19. Great show. Loved the cuts by KMFDM and The Sound especially. And loved hearing Bunnydrums.

    Would like to ask for some Balaam and the Angel. Maybe “New Kind of Love” or “Don’t Look Down”.

    Thanks for the great music. Have a good one.

  20. Great show! Always enjoy tuning in. Got a couple of requests:
    A Means to an End by Joy Division
    Swamp Thing by The Chameleons
    Happy new year!

  21. Thanks for another great show.

    For next week could you please play:

    PIL – Under the House
    Social Distortion – The Creeps

    Thank you

  22. Gr(2+4+2) episode!

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Front 242, “Crushed”

  23. S@!L H@+@N 4 The Electric Hellfire Club!!!!!!!

    Hail Hellfire!!!!

  24. Happy new year Matt Can I hear “skin on skin” by The Boomtown Rats

  25. Matulaboola

    Thanks Matt for getting MC 900 in the set! Out of curiosity how much effort does it take with labels and etc to actually give artists air play on Sirius or do you have entirely free range? Thanks again and a haunting New Year to you!

  26. Matt, how about Get It On from The Woodentops? That’s a lost treasure.

  27. Matt,
    “Cold” by The Cure. Speaks better than I can. Would be awesome to hear

  28. Bowery Electric – Saved

  29. They won’t play that here .You need to request radical shit like the Cure or David Bowie or the Smiths!

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