Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — January 9, 2022 at 11:05 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/9/22)

The Cure

“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.


Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Spellbound” (Juju)
Killing Joke, “Follow the Leaders” (What’s THIS For…!)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Preacher Man” (Revelations)
Shriekback, “Gunning for the Buddha” (Night Music)
Modern English, “Mesh and Lace” (Life in the Gladhouse)
Naked Raygun, “Peacemaker” (All Rise)
Christian Death, “Spiritual Cramp” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Coma” (Open Head Surgery)
Simple Minds, “This Fear of Gods” (Empires and Dance)
Ministry, “The Angel” (Twitch)
Lard, “Pineapple Face” (The Last Temptation of Reid)
Revolting Cocks, “Mr. Lucky” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
Sister Machine Gun, “Sins of the Flesh” (Sins of the Flesh)

Love and Rockets, “Waiting for the Flood” (Earth Sun Moon)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Just Like Honey” (Psychocandy)
The Gun Club, “Preaching the Blues” (Fire of Love)
The Church, “When You Were Mine” (The Blurred Crusade)
Balaam and The Angel, “Don’t Look Down” (The Greatest Story Ever Told)
David Bowie, “Sound and Vision” (Low)
Ian McCulloch, “Me and David Bowie” (Pro Patria Mori)
Depeche Mode, “Enjoy the Silence” (Harmonium) (Enjoy the Silence)
Clan of Xymox, “All I Ever Know” (Spider on the Wall)
Anne Clark, “Heaven” (Pressure Points)
The Cure, “One More Time” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
This Mortal Coil, “Song to the Siren” (It’ll End in Tears)
Dead Can Dance, “Black Sun” (Aion)
Breathless, “Sense of Purpose” (The Glass Bead Game)
Joy Division, “A Means to and End” (Closer)

Nine Inch Nails, “Burn” (Natural Born Killers soundtrack)
Nitzer Ebb, “Family Man” (Ebbhead)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Digital Rasta” (Micro-Phonies)
Front 242, “U-Men” (Geography)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Gimme Shelter” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Public Image Ltd., “Under the House” (The Flowers of Romance)
Morrissey, “Spring-Heeled Jim” (World of Morrissey)
23 Skidoo, “Coup (In the Palace)” (Urban Gamelan)
New Order, “Too Late” (Peel Session) (Power, Corruption & Lies)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Gone, Gone, Gone” (Reverberation)
The Mighty Lemon Drops, “Inside Out” (World Without End)
The Psychedelic Furs, “Alive (For Once In My Life)” (Beautiful Chaos)
The Mission, “Amelia” (Carved in Sand)
Bauhaus, “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” (The Sky’s Gone Out)


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

  2. Thanks so much for the Balaam and the Angel. Also, that David Bowie tribute set was spot on. Even with that though, I have to give it to Hour 1 tonight. Modern English, Simple Minds, Naked Raygun, and the Uncle Al set were all great choices.

    For a future episode, maybe something from Crippled Pilgrims? “People Going Nowhere” or “Oblivious and Numb” please?

    Thanks for the great show. Please keep up the good work. Have a good week.

  3. Richard’s vocals on Alive

  4. Hi, I loved hearing the opening track spellbound, and The Dead can Dance tonight!

  5. Nice show, props for the Naked Raygun and Ministry. For a future episode, how about Bel Canto – Birds of Passage?

  6. A solid show as always and thank you for the Fields of the Nephilim. Always a pleasure to hear anything from my favorite Ministry album. I feel it fits the format, could we hear:

    999- Homicide

    Please and thank you for making this new year’s Sundays great.

  7. Bel Canto – Spiderdust would be a great track along with some Faith and the Muse.

  8. Adam & The Ants – Nine Plan Failed

  9. Another great one Matt!

    Some possible suggestions for next time –

    Sonic Youth – Titanium Expose
    Sisters of Mercy – Driven Like The Snow
    Julee Cruise – Falling

    Thanks as always!

  10. Love your show Matt! Really appreciate that I can enjoy listening to it on Monday or Tuesday via the app!
    I first heard this song on Central Michigan University radio show called Contraband in 88 or 89. Took me 20+ years to find out who it was!
    Shock Therapy, song, Pain. Think it’s a great fit for the show!

  11. For Next Week since Sunday is by Birthday

    Joy Division – Glass
    End Of Your Garden – A Displaced House In The North
    The Normal – T.V.O.V
    Kraftwerk – Showroom Dummies
    Ministry – Same Old Madness
    the Cure – At Night

  12. So honored you chose my request to kick off last night’s show. That really got me excited. Thanks for always delivering spectacular shows. Can’t wait for next week’s show! Have a good one!

  13. Always a superb showing! Could I politely request a song or two in upcoming shows?

    The Legendary Pink Dots – Princess Coldheart
    Cranes – Lillies (Flood mix)
    Asobi Seksu – Thursday
    The Autumns – Glass in Lullabies

  14. Twitching episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
Ministry, “The Angel” – THE very definition of a perfect song.

    Request for future show:
Messiah, “Temple Of Dreams”

  15. That was a really outstanding set this week. Mighty lemon drops gun club and some thing from the church that’s not off starfish. Don’t get me wrong I like starfish but they have a very lovely catalog that deserves airplay as well.

  16. Thank you Matt for injecting the new Clan of Xymox into the show.
    Sound and Vision, start every day off with that one, you’ll be happy you did.

    Thanks Matt! Make it a great week.

  17. Great Set this week!
    Can you play Stigmata Martyr by Bauhaus?
    Have a good week!

  18. Naked Raygun “Treason”

  19. I love Ian McCulloch’s nod to the lyrics of Bowie’s R&R Suicide. Cheers.

  20. That first hour was definitely choice.

    Here’s some requests –

    My Bloody Valentine – Lose My Breath
    Cetu Javu – Situations


  21. Can you please play” Where the Buffalo roam” Bbc Session by Ski Patrol
    Loved the under rated The Cure track thanks

  22. Have you ever thought of doing a show with a collection of all long songs? Or a show of a bunch of short songs? Just some ideas.

  23. Have you thought of a theme for the show on
    2-20-22 ?
    Chameleons – second skin
    Bauhaus – double dare
    Cure – 2 late
    Siouxsie – double life
    Just a thought
    Etc feel free to add anyone

  24. Silvia Buzzanco

    Can you play Depeche Mode I feel you

  25. Thank you Matt and Sirius for Dark Wave on SiriusXM First Wave ch. 33. Do you like Birthday Massacre? Can you u play Happy Birthday? Cheers.


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