Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — May 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (5/8/22)

The Smiths | Photo by Stephen Wright, wrightphoto.co.uk

“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.


Concrete Blonde, “The Beast” (Bloodletting)
Ministry, “Stigmata” (The Land of Rape and Honey)
Front Line Assembly, “No Limit” (Gashed Senses & Crossfire)
Nine Inch Nails, “Zoo Station” (AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered)
Skinny Puppy, “Who’s Laughing Now” (VIVI Sect VI)
The Cure, “It Can Never Be the Same” (Live) (Curætion-25: From There to Here, From Here to There)
Bauhaus, “Harry” (Mask)
Red Temple Spirits, “Alice” (If Tomorrow I Were Leaving for Lhasa, I Wouldn’t Stay a Minute More…)
Pixies, “Nimrod’s Son” (Come On Pilgrim)
The Cramps, “Sunglasses After Dark” (Songs the Lord Taught Us)
Chrome, “In a Dream” (Anthology 1979-1983)
The Birthday Party, “Deep in the Woods” (Mutiny/The Bad Seed EP)
The Wedding Present, “Brassneck” (Bizarro)

Joy Division, “The Kill” (Still)
Cocteau Twins, “Peppermint Pig” (7-Inch Version) (Peppermint Pig)
Kate Bush, “Mother Stands For Comfort” (Hounds of Love)
Simple Minds, “All For You” (Life in a Day)
The Mission, “Tower of Strength” (Album Version) (Children)
The Sun and The Moon, “A Picture of England” (The Sun and The Moon)
Anita Lane, “I’m a Believer” (Dirty Pearl)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Happy to See Me” (Blow)
Opal, “Supernova” (Happy Nightmare Baby)
Trent Reznor and Peter Murphy, “Reptile” (Live in Boston)
Front 242, “Circling Overland” (Front By Front)
In the Nursery, “Compulsion” (Black Box – Wax Trax! Records: The First 13 Years)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Hey Asshole” (Side Trax)

The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Nine Million Rainy Days” (Darklands)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “The Ghost in You” (Superstition)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Something Fast” (Vision Thing)
Love and Rockets, “It Could Be Sunshine” (Express)
Depeche Mode, “Somebody” (Live) (101)
Fad Gadget, “Ideal World” (Frank Tovey by Fad Gadget)
Killing Joke, “Victory” (Brighter Than a Thousand Suns)
Gary Numan, “Dance” (Dance)
Shriekback, “Black Light Trap” (Big Night Music)
The Smiths, “I Know It’s Over” (The Queen is Dead)
Gene Loves Jezebel, “Punch Drunk” (Promise)
Snake Corps, “Animals All” (Flesh On Flesh)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Paint It Black” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
The Cure, “Six Different Ways” (The Head On the Door)


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 “White Mice” by the Mo-Dettes for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  2. Great show tonight!
    My request for next week is
    Lead into Gold – Faster Than Light

    • So it WAS the NIN vrs of Zoo Station! I was baffled beyond belief when it said Lady Antebellum!
      Anyhu, good shiz as usual! Especially Front 242, Killing Joke, Skinny Puppy, The Cramps, F7A, & of course NUUUMAAAAAN!!!
      Spead the word of #Darkwave!!!!

  3. Ann Woods

    Hi Matt,
    Could you please play “Guardian” by Digit (a Canadian band from the early 90’s) They were likely short-lived but featured on a The Edge (CFNY 102.1) and I thought the song was just awesome.
    Love the show. I listen every Sunday.
    Vancouver Island, BC

  4. Thanks for the Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry. One of my favorites by them. Great selections from Red Temple Spirits, Fad Gadget, Snake Corps, and Gene Loves Jezebel as well. And loved the double Cure cuts. Nice treat.

    Would like to ask you to consider The Reegs “Chorus of Lost Souls” for an upcoming episode.

    Thanks. Have a good week.

  5. Thanks for playing “In the Nursery”. I haven’t thought about them in years!
    Some Tear Garden Would be nice.
    Thanks for another great show.

  6. Donna Klauser

    Thank you Matt! Listening now at work. Please play Echo and The Bunnymen Nocturnal Me for thos of use attending Cruel World Festival next weekend!

  7. Hey Matt,
    Great show this week. I’ve been hearing a lot of new stuff from you which is really great. I wanted to request Depeche Mode’s “My Secret Garden,” for next week’s show. Have a nice week!

  8. Fernando N

    I think the next rarity I’m in the mood for is “Love Needs No Disguise” by Dramatis

  9. Thank you so much Matt for the DM track. It meant a lot to me to hear it. : )

    Some possible suggestions for next time:
    Jesus and Mary Chain – Happy When It Rains
    Lush – Hypocrite
    Slowdive – Primal

  10. Great show Matt, I really enjoyed that second hour.
    I’m going real gothy for next weeks pick.

    Psyche-Secret Angel(The Influence)


  11. Birds...The silent killer

    Never heard of Red Temple Spirits. Really enjoyed that one. Requesting Slow Burn by Bowie for the next week

  12. Really good mix and choice selections!

    Here are some requests, looking ahead to Cruel World this weekend –

    Morrissey – Spring-Heeled Jim
    The Church – A New Season


    Anyone who is coming outside of the LA-area this weekend for CW, be prepared for the heat! It is forecast to be in the mid-90’s in Pasadena.

  13. Ricardo Castillo

    Comsat Angels Dark Parade/Gone

  14. Devo – Mongoloid

  15. Another great show last night!

    Here’s my suggestions…
    Torture – The Cure
    Smiling Monarchs – Abecedarians

    Thanks Matt,

  16. Is Low-Fi music welcome here If so I would like to suggest something by the legendary Daniel Johnston the title of this song is “Casper The Friendly Ghost” or You know you could play “True Love Will Find You In The End” or maybe “Devil Town” but I will leave it up to you to decide between these songs if his style of music isn’t welcome I would say play something by The Butthole Surfers. Anyways thanks hope to hear Daniel
    Nice Bauhaus cut never heard it before also loved hearing “Stigmata” .

  17. Y want to thank you for playing Tower of Strength for the passing of my Father. That meant the world yo me. What a great show.

  18. Great show! Thanks for In The Nursery. Can I request Bedazzled by The Love Interest?

    Thanks again!

  19. In the name of Cruel World I would like to hear a band that influence 45 Grave the name of the band is Smalltown Boys this band also was an influence on Xmal Deutschland the song is”Lifetime” by The Smalltown Boys they are also known as one of the Germany Goth pioneer bands of the 80s era they have only released 2 songs total and those two songs are fantastic I hope you are able to find this song but if not thats ok I am aware that this band is difficult to find or buy thank you very much Loved hearing The Pixies deep cut and The Chameleons side project with Mark Burgess and The Sun And The Moon also loved that Bauhaus track hope to hear that live this weekend also great hearing Opal.Thanks Again

  20. Another excellent show with a healthy amount of rarities.

    So here is one: Mighty Sphincter – In The Kingdom Of Heaven

  21. Amazing show the other evening and thank you for the Daniel Ash. For next week could we hear:

    Ministry- I’m Falling

    Please and thank you as always.

  22. another great show, thank you for providing this beacon of darkness every week!

    Dave Kendall went cover crazy last Friday and it had me thinking about a darkwave-y covers theme. So, some ideas, either for a full show or set of covers, or just one of them from the batch over the next week or two…

    – RevCo – Public Image (iirc, the bside to beers steers and qveers)
    – Big Black – The Model
    – Ciccione Youth – Into the Groovey
    – ASF – School’s Out
    – 1k homo djs – Supernaut
    – Pavement – the Killing Moon
    – Dinosaur Jr – Just Like Heaven
    (I guess those last two are college rock bands covering dark wave)
    Not going to include Ministry’s version of Lay Lady Lay because, well, as much as I love Ministry I just don’t like it that much.

    … those were a few that came to mind. of course there are many many more weird and wonderful ones out there! Thanks as always, Matt!

  23. Would love to request the song The dance goes on by Mission UK.
    Thank you.

  24. Hi Matt,

    Lets get this party started with MINISTRY canibal song


  25. Hi Matt,

    Lets get this party started with MINISTRY theives


  26. Great episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Smiths, “I Know It’s Over”

    “I know it’s over, and it never really began”

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