Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — June 12, 2022 at 10:52 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (6/12/22)

The Cramps | Photo by Stephanie Chernikowski

“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 Mission, “Over the Hills and Far Away” (The First Chapter)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Happy House” (Live) (At the BBC)
Magazine, “A Song From Under the Floorboards” (The Correct Use of Soap)
The Lords of the New Church, “Live for Today” (Killer Lords)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Run Run Run” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
Steve Kilbey, “Pretty Ugly, Pretty Sad” (Unearthed)
Lowlife, “Ramafied” (Underground Version) (Eternity Road)
The Stranglers, “Midnight Summer Dream” (Feline)
The Cult, “She Sells Sanctuary” (Live) (Love: Omnibus Edition)
Ministry, “So What” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Nine Inch Nails, “March of the Pigs” (The Downward Spiral)
Skinny Puppy, “Love in Vein” (Last Rights)
KMFDM, “Anarchy” (Symbols)

The Cure, “A Night Like This” (The Head on the Door)
Public Image Ltd., “Rules and Regulations” (Happy?)
Cocteau Twins, “Dear Heart” (Peel Session) (BBC Sessions)
Gene Loves Jezebel, “Every Door” (The House of Dolls)
Japan, “All Tomorrow’s Parties” (7-Inch Version) (Assemblage)
Tones on Tail, “Performance” (Everything!)
Dead Can Dance, “Severance” (The Serpent’s Egg)
The Lucy Show, “Ephemeral (This Is No Heaven)” (…Undone)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “All Things Pass” (Damage and Joy)
Asylum Party, “Pure Joy In My Heart” (Mère)
The Damned, “Life Goes On” (Strawberries)
Boys Next Door, “Shivers” (Door, Door)
The Associates, “It’s Better This Way” (Sulk)
The Cramps, “Fever” (Songs The Lord Taught Us)
The Gun Club, “Brother and Sister” (Miami)

Depeche Mode, “Route 66” (The Beatmasters Remix) (Remixes 81-04)
Eyes of the Nightmare Jungle, “Shadow Dance” (Fate)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Spies in the Wires” (Micro-Phonies)
Front Line Assembly, “Digital Tension Dementia” (Gashed Senses & Crossfire)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Body Electric” (First and Last and Always)
The The, “Uncertain Smile” (Live) (The Comeback Special)
Inflatable Boy Clams, “Skeletons” (Inflatable Boy Clams)
Bauhaus, “Nerves” (In the Flat Field)
A Split-Second, “Crimewave” (Kiss of Fury)
Nitzer Ebb, “I Give To You” (Ebbhead)
Revolting Cocks, “Get Down” (Trax! Box)
Joy Division, “New Dawn Fades” (Heart and Soul)


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 “Walk Into the Sun” by the March Violets for next Sunday’s show, in honour of the 1st day of summer? Thanx!

  2. May I request “Atom Bomb Baby” by The Scientists

  3. Iris Owens

    Can we hear Passion Puppets “Like Dust” and/or Tones on Tail “Christian Says” (my son was named after the song

  4. Great episode tonight! Thank you for the Depeche Mode! Goodnight!

  5. Thank you for the Depeche Mode! Goodnight!

  6. The Cramps made my night love “Fever” one of my favorites an you play “Sunglasses After Dark” the live version from the album RockinnReelininAucklandNewZealandXXX Loved hearing the J&M chain and also The Boys Next Door and Asylum Party ThAnK yOu

  7. Fernando N

    Since next Sunday is Father’s Day, I’ll request one his favorites from The Church that I introduced to him which is “To Be In Your Eyes”

  8. Felt like you sprinkled in a lot of covers tonight. Not complaining. Some excellent choices.
    Definitely Hour 2 for the win tonight.

    Would like to ask for Concrete Blond “Why Don’t You See Me” for an upcoming episode please.

    Thanks and have a great week.

  9. Great set of tunes, as always.

    Can you play “Nowhere Fast” by Bloodless Pharoahs?

  10. Thanks again Matt for another amazing Dark Wave show, and for playing my request last week! For an upcoming episode, I would love to hear “Is There An Exit?” by Absolute Body Control, please.

  11. Donna Klauser

    Great show tonight!
    Can your please play Echo and the Bunnymen Nocturnal Me? Getting ready to see them in San Diego

  12. Stacey Hunsdon

    Would love to hear Gone like the Swallows by And also the Trees

  13. Hi Matt, would you be so kind to play POLICE CAR by LARRY WALLIS? That would be super awesome! Thank you from your faithful listener
    ~ T Tone the bone

  14. Jagger Mabry

    Thanks For Playing Ministry And That Beautiful KMFDM Song

  15. Jagger Mabry

    Song Request
    KMFDM – Leid Und Elend

  16. Jagger Mabry

    Song Request
    Ministry – The Fall

  17. Just a short list to pick from for next week, perhaps.

    Marlene Dietrich’s Favourite Poem — Peter Murphy
    Faded Flowers — Shriekback
    Mother Stands For Comfort — Kate Bush
    Precious — Depecche Mode

  18. Bigeyedtomato

    There are some really great new artist out there that would fit right into this playlist

    Ducks Ltd – Under the Rolling Moon
    Just Mustard – Sore

  19. Dads can be heros…so how about fathers day weekend.

    David bowie_ heros

  20. Hey matt loving the sunday nights now that there is dark wave!

    That uncertain smile by

    The the

  21. Morrissey – Papa Jack

  22. Another solid 2022 show. Really enjoyed the live and cover tracks!

    Here are some requests –

    The Psychedelic Furs – All of This and Nothing
    Throwing Muses – Colder


  23. Hey Matt
    How about this song? Your thoughts…..

    The cure- a night like this sounds so dark

  24. Hour 2 was wonderful. I adore that Lucy Show album. Ephemeral is such a great song. Come Back to the Living is my other favorite. Could you play that in the upcoming weeks?

    Another request – Gene Loves Jezebel – Shower Me With Brittle Punches or Bruises. I love both.

    Thanks so much!

  25. The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

  26. Matt thank you so much for my birthday request 50 is the new 40 (yeah….). :))) Anyway here are some suggestions for next time:

    Violent Femmes – Add it Up
    The Normal – Warm Leatherette
    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Sidewalking

  27. Mr. S,

    Can you play “Rope” by NITZER EBB, a tragically underrated masterpiece from the Showtime album?
    Thank you!

  28. Perhaps The Armoury Show—Castles in Spain. I know you’ve played it before, and I wish I could find it to download but none has it. My vinyl is MIA.

  29. Constantine

    Can you play the Cure’s goth masterpiece Charlotte Sometimes
    Not on any album, but a single released between Faith and Pornography, some of it’s lyrics are lifted almost directly from the novel of the same name …. Even the B-side Splintered in her Head is a line from the book

    Cool eh?


  30. Great show last night.

    Any chance you can play Savage Republic- Real Men?

  31. In honor of Summer beginning up in the NW, Rain from Tones on Tail would be great. Thanks Matt

  32. Great show that I actually caught live instead of streaming. In honor of Summer beginning up in the NW, Rain from Tones on Tail would be great. Thanks Matt

  33. I think I gasped, in a good way, when listening to the industrial run in the first hour.
    I see some cure & ministry requests already but maybe sometime….from the edge of the deep green sea…..filth pig….

  34. Thank you for Shivers – one of my all time favorites. That song just has that feeling you can’t explain.

  35. Thanks for putting together another great show.
    Please play Telegram Sam by Bauhaus.

    – Tyberius

  36. I’ve never heard the version of Uncertain Smile you played this week; live it.

  37. Total Devotion-When In Rome
    I know this band isn’t the most suited for Darkwave but this song is pretty cool and i would say The The is equally as dark as this song.

  38. I was getting ready to lament the lack of Joy Division and then you played the last song. Thank you for playing JD nearly every week, if not every week. As long as you play JD, I won’t need to make a request.

  39. I backtrack again because last week will disappear soon…fad gadget is the one I will hang on to….hope matthew and darkness awards comes back soon, I miss them

  40. Thanks for the Come Back to the Living : – )

    Great show!

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