Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 1, 2022 at 11:02 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/1/22)

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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.


The Cure, “Shake Dog Shake” (The Top)
Wire, “Ahead” (The Ideal Copy)
Love and Rockets, “Love Me” (Express)
Martin Dupont, “Just Because” (1985 Remix) (Lost and Late…)
Adrian Borland, “We Are the Night” (Cinematic)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Mine’s Full of Maggots” (Maximum Security)
The Sisters of Mercy, “1969” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Ghost Talk” (#8385 Collected Works)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Sex on Wheelz” (Sexplosion)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Sin In My Heart” (Juju)
And Also the Trees, “Midnight Garden” (And Also the Trees)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Taste of Cindy” (Psychocandy)
The Church, “When You Were Mine” (The Blurred Crusade)

Skinny Puppy, “Worlock” (The Singles Collect)
Revolting Cocks, “At the Top” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
Greater Than One, “Why Do Men Have Nipples?” (G-Force)
Moev, “Crucify Me” (12-Inch Version) (Yeah, Whatever)
The Mission, “Over the Hills and Far Away” (The First Chapter)
Xmal Deutschland, “Young Man” (Fetisch)
Tuxedomoon, “No Tears” (No Tears)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Things We Never Did” (Epic Garden Music)
Psychic TV, “Godstar” (7-Inch Mix) (Allegory and Self)
Microdisney, “Singer’s Hampstead Home” (39 Minutes)
The Jazz Butcher, “Southern Mark Smith (Big Return)” (A Scandal in Bohemia)
The Divine Comedy, “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” (The Smiths Is Dead)
The House of Love, “Yer Eyes” (Live) (Live at the BBC)

Bauhaus, “Double Dare” (In the Flat Field)
Lowlife, “Sometime Something” (Permanent Sleep)
New Model Army, “The Charge” (Thunder and Consolation)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Show of Strength” (Heaven Up Here)
Ministry, “Cold Life Dub” (Twelve Inch Singles)
Nitzer Ebb, “Ascend” (Ebbhead)
Front 242, “Terminal State” (Front By Front)
Hula, “Poison” (Club Mix) (Best of Hula)
Depeche Mode, “One Caress” (Songs of Faith and Devotion)
The Smiths, “Cemetry Gates” (The Queen is Dead)
Cocteau Twins, “Akia-Guinea” (Akia-Guinea)
Ghost Dance, “Gathering Dust” (Live) (Word to the Wise)
Joy Division, “Disorder” (Unknown Pleasures)


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. Wax Trax! Thrill Kill Kult is the best, but what do I know? Why Do Men Have Nipples? Damnit I liked it. Cold Life is always a cool choice. And yes, I will catch that Daniel Ash episode. Speaking of, could we hear:

    Love and Rockets- It Could Be Sunshine

    Please and thank you as always for these lovely Sunday evenings.
    Joy Divison. YES!

  2. Great show. Got to go with Hour 1, although that Microdisney to House of Love block at the end of 2 made it a tough call.

    Would like to ask for some Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry please. “Happy to See Me” or “Spinning ROund (12” Crash Mix), or dealer’s choice.

    Thanks and have a good week.

  3. Great episode tonight, Matt! Goodnight!

  4. Flock of seagulls “Nightmares”

  5. Veronica

    I appreciate every time you play NMA. It takes me back to 1986 and the New Music Seminar when I was a very young college radio PD who had just discovered this amazing band. My two friends from the station were aboard the now infamous “Capitol Punishment” boat (Capitol Records ferry around NYC) that ran out of food and drinks. One of these friends went on to help fashion SXSW into its more enduring cousin.

    It was the best of times, so thanks.

  6. Fernando N

    Since next Sunday is Mother’s Day, this request is from my mother which happens to be “Six Different Ways” by The Cure

  7. Ah yes, mother’s day..perhaps Bryan Ferry’s Mother of Pearl

  8. Adam & The Ants – Beat My Guest

  9. Constantine

    Hi Matt

    Last September I lost my mother … and of course Mother’s Day will never be the same for me
    I know Robert Smith has the song “It Will Never Be The Same” as a tribute to his passed mother
    Be it that next Sunday is Mother’s Day and that we all here celebrate the darker, and emotional side of 80’s alternative music and bands
    Is there any way you can play this on Mother’s Day for those of us who have lost our mothers as a tribute ?


  10. “Alice” by Red Temple Spirits

  11. Char Wilson

    PIXIES–Nimrod’s Son would be my request for a mother’s day dark wave.
    I absolutely loved the show last night. It brought back so many memories, not all of them good, but, hey, that’s life. Sometimes it sucks, but it helps to remember why, to take a deep breath, and change the narrative.


  12. Matt–
    I too lost my mom … a few weeks after Mother’s Day in 2019 (she passed on May 31st). It is a very hard day for me.

    Can I please request Somebody by Depeche Mode? It is my most special song/memory of her.

    Thanks a bunch for all that you do. xo

  13. Kate Bush – Mother Stands for Comfort

  14. Really enjoying the shows.

    How about some In The Nursery ?



  15. This playlist looks great. I’m going to save it for the long drive I’m making Wednesday.
    Sorry for everyone who has lost their Mother. I hope some music can bring back pleasant thoughts of her.
    For next week can I request

    Chrome-In A Dream

  16. 11/26/1938 to 4/28/2022 In loving memory of my Father. I know I recently requested The Song YOS by Mission UK. Could I request again for the song esp now has so much meaning. Love you Dad.
    Thank you Dave Cross.

  17. Enjoying the show. Can I request some In The Nursery?

    Thanks J.J.

  18. Another good show!

  19. I’d love to hear A Place To Bury Strangers. Either Worship or So Far Away would be wonderful.

  20. New Model Army are my all time favorite, and The Charge is a real scorcher. So much good music from Justin Sullivan and the crew. I hope to see them live at least once more, if they can make it back to the USA.

  21. Great episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Revolting Cocks, “At the Top”

    One of greatest songs ever made and to this day I am still unable to find a copy of the lyrics.

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