Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 23, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (10/23/22)

Throbbing Gristle | Photo via Industrial Records Ltd.

“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, “Shiver and Shake” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Sisters Of Mercy, “Poison Door” (First and Last and Always)
Virgin Prunes, “Pagan Lovesong” (Pagan Lovesong)
The Names, “Nightshift” (Swimming)
Love and Rockets, “A Private Future” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Kill Surf City” (Barbed Wire Kisses)
Cocteau Twins, “In the Gold Dust Rush” (Head Over Heels)
James Ray and the Performance, “A New Kind of Assassin” (Merciful Releases 1986-1989)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Voodoo Dolly” (Juju)
Revolting Cocks, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
X Marks the Pedwalk, “Abbatoir” (Freaks)
Throbbing Gristle, “Something Came Over Me” (Subhuman)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Better Ways” (Side Trax)

Gang of Four, “Paralyzed” (Solid Gold)
Joy Division, “Heart and Soul” (Closer)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Higher Hell” (Porcupine)
Death Cult, “Horse Nation” (Ghost Dance)
45 Grave, “Black Cross” (Only the Good Die Young)
Super Heroines, “Remembering Love” (L.A Riot Grrrls: The Best of 1982-1985)
Crank Call Love Affair, “What’s Wrong Yvette?” (Killed by Deathrock Vol. 2)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Depravity Lane” (Maximum Security)
Christian Death, “Skeleton Kiss” (The Iron Mask)
Bauhaus, “Severance” (Studio Version) (Gotham)
Grinderman, “Worm Tamer” (Grinderman 2)
Depeche Mode, “Death’s Door” (Music From the Motion Picture Until the End of the World)
Public Image Ltd., “Ease” (Album)

Skinny Puppy, “Glass Houses” (Remission)
Nitzer Ebb, “Getting Closer” (Showtime)
KMFDM, “Godlike” (12-Inch Mix) (Greatest Shit)
Front 242, “Special Forces” (Backcatalogue)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Just Fascination” (7-Inch Version) (#7885 Electropunk to Technopop)
DAF, “Kebabtraume” (Balearic Leftfield)
Coil, “The Anal Staircase” (Horse Rotorvator)
Assemblage 23, “Damaged” (Meta)
The Bolshoi, “A Way” (Friends)
Chris & Cosey, “Sweet Surprise” (Sweet Surprise)
Berlin, “Tell Me Why” (Pleasure Victim)
Severed Heads, “Big Car” (Rotund For Success)
New Order, “Crystal” (Get Ready)


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 “The Hallow Men” by Cocteau Twins for next Sunday’s Halloween edition of “Dark Wave”? Thanx!

  2. One of my favorite shows this year. Thanks for the Superheroines. Really liked the way you got it in the middle of a great block of death rock. Loved the follow up with the Crank Call Love Affair. Hour 2 killed it for me.

    On a future episode, please consider Nitzer Ebb “Sugar Sweet”.
    Thanks for the great music. Have a good week.

  3. New Model Army “225”, maybe, pretty please?

  4. Thank you for New Order tonight. Excellent show tonight. I really look forward to the Halloween edition next week!

  5. Thank you for New Order tonight. Excellent show!! I really look forward to the Halloween edition next week!

  6. Another good (and mood-fitting) October DW!

    Here are some Halloween requests for this week –

    David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) – (would the live version with Frank Black be available?)
    The Gun Club – Like Calling Up Thunder (always liked JLP’s use of “jack o’lantern” and “ghosts” in the lyrics)


  7. Another fabulous show Matt. Loved the Banshees and Bunnymen selections and the New Order was a great show closer.

    Halloween show request: Lagartija Nick – Bauhaus


  8. Sex Gang Children – Shout and Scream

  9. Thank you so much Matt for playing two of my requests *faints dead away*
    Some possible suggestions for next week’s spooky theme:

    Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting
    The Chameleons – Swamp Thing
    The Specials – Ghost Town


  10. Great Show! Since you have played Assemblage 23 would you also consider bands like: VNV Nation, Covenant and Din Fiv etc. Thanks for all the great music :D.

  11. Siouxsie & the Banshees – Trick or Treat

  12. listening to it a second time now… great episode! My fav KMFDM track of all time, thanks for that! Also appreciate the Severed Heads request fulfillment!

    For next week, on all hallows eve eve, of course ASF should be on the menu… but how about from Curse, Katch-22 instead of Now I’m Feeling Zombified? Just as moody / spooky / Nik Fiend-y IMO. Or Cannibal by Scratch Acid, perhaps?

    thanks for the continued Darkness delivered every Sunday, Matt!

  13. My one request for Halloween is
    “Spooky vibes”by blind mr.jones
    Thank you!
    Great second hour also loved Crank Call Love Affair and Gang Of four

  14. The Pumpkin King

    You decide (Spook) Galaxie 500/(Spiders)The Vapors/(Day Of The Dead)The Church its too hard to decide they are all good songs thanx

  15. Ghosts by:Japan is a good recommendation but so is Burn by: The Cure the main thing is I know that I don’t have to worry about the show it’s gonna be good

  16. Great set, as usual.

    For your Halloween show, how about “Bloodless Pharoah” by the Bloodless Pharoahs?

  17. I don’t recall ever giving much love to hour 2 Matt. Fresh Flesh FEAR. Have a good week all.

  18. awesome show as always and so looking forward to next week
    bollock brothers horror movies

  19. Ah, Bollock Brothers is a good one. Anything off Jack Dangers Halloween Tino record is also appropriate. But how about “Milakia” by Martin Gore and Bomb The Bass. A haunting collaboration from two of the most influential producers.

  20. Thanks for the great sets you do, Matt.

    For the Halloween episode I request Date With A Vampire by The Screaming Tribesmen

  21. Matt How about something from the Bat Cave Album, RIP Alien Sex Fiend.

  22. Hope it’s not to late for a Halloween request. Could I hear Swamp Thing by the Chameleons? Thanks Matt

  23. Midnight episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Names, “Nightshift”

  24. Great show Matt,
    On Halloween, I have a haunted trail I set up that goes down the side of my house and I have a window open playing creepy music. I wanted to list some of those tracks that you could possibly put on next weeks show.
    Coil- Hellraiser or Box Theme
    Steroid Maximus- The Heidnik Manoeuvre or Bad Day in Greenpoint
    The title track from the Suspiria soundtrack by Goblin, an amazing movie with an amazing soundtrack

  25. For a future episode after the Halloween show how about a song from the Love & Rockets offshoot band The Bubblemen? The Bubblemen are Coming or the Bubbleman Rap! :) Great shows as always Matt.

  26. Soon I discovered that this rock thing was true
    Jerry Lee Lewis was…

  27. A good halloween song

    All you zombies – the hooters


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