Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 30, 2022 at 11:10 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — Ye Olde Halloween Edition (10/30/22)

Peter Murphy in “The Hunger”

“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.


Alien Sex Fiend, “Dead and Buried” (Dead and Buried)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Halloween” (Peel Session) (At the BBC)
Scratch Acid, “Cannibal” (The Greatest Gift)
Screams for Tina, “In Her House” (Screams for Tina)
Rosetta Stone, “The Witch” (Adrenaline)
Crime and the City Solution, “People Are Strange” (People Are Strange)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Killing Moon” (Ocean Rain)
Japan, “Ghosts” (Tin Drum)
Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (Live) (Mask: Omnibus Edition)
The Cure, “Fear of Ghosts” (Join the Dots)
Killing Joke, “Love Like Blood” (Night Time)
Lydia Lunch, “Dance of the Dead Children” (13.13)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Stagger Lee” (Murder Ballads)

Ministry, “Halloween” (Remix) (Twelve Inch Singles)
A Split-Second, “Mambo Witch” (12-Inch Version) (… From The Inside)
Skinny Puppy, “Sleeping Beast” (Remission)
Front 242, “Until Death (Do Us Part)” (Front By Front)
Joy Division, “Dead Souls” (Heart and Soul)
The Smiths, “Pretty Girls Make Graves” (The Smiths)
The Jazz Butcher, “Zombie Love” (Bath of Bacon)
Sex Gang Children, “Shout and Scream” (Song and Legend)
The Misfits, “Halloween” (Collection 2)
Fear, “Fresh Flesh” (The Record)
The Bloodless Pharoahs, “Bloodless Pharoah” (Bloodless Pharaohs 1978-1979 Recordings!)
The Cramps, “Surfin’ Dead” (Smell of Female)
13th Chime, “Coffin Maker” (The Singles 1981-1983)

The Sisters of Mercy, “Poison Door” (First and Last and Always)
Virgin Prunes, “Pagan Lovesong” (Heresie)
Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
The Chameleons, “Swamp Thing” (Strange Times)
Depeche Mode, “Ghost” (Sounds of the Universe)
Soft Cell, “Ghost Rider” (Live) (Keychains & Snowstorms)
Inflatable Boy Clams, “Skeletons” (Inflatable Boy Clams)
The Bollock Brothers, “Horror Movies” (The Best of The Bollock Brothers)
Cocteau Twins, “The Hollow Men” (Garlands)
The Birthday Party, “Release the Bats” (Hits)
The Gun Club, “Like Calling Up Thunder” (Miami)
The Damned, “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (The Black Album)
Dead Kennedys, “Halloween” (Milking the Sacred Cow)


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. Will you please play one of your favorite tracks by Nina Hagen before the year is out? Great show as always!

  2. Gotta agree about Crime and City’s cover of “People are Strange”. Thanks for playing. Also good calls on Jazz Butcher, Gun Club, and The Cure.

    Great episode. Got me in the mood for Halloween. Thanks and have a good week.

  3. This was a fun Halloween Edition tonight!

  4. For next week

    Joy Division – Glass
    Blancmange – Murder
    The Cure – Burn
    Depeche Mode – Tora! Tora! Tora!
    The Smiths – Reel Around The Fountain
    Ministry – Work For Love

  5. Can you dig up Siouxsie + the Banshees’ “Starcrossed Lovers” for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

    P.S., Happy Halloween!

  6. Timothy Grimm

    Loved Bauhaus Bela Lugosi’s Dead! I was working out at the time. Exactly how long was that version? I want to find it for my mix.

  7. One of these Halloweens I’d love to hear the Violent Femmes’ Country Death Song

  8. Horrific episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Bollock Brothers, “Horror Movies”

  9. Can I please hear Psychological Problems by Gene Loves Jezebel next week? Thanks for all you do!

  10. Constantine

    A lot of us have to move “The Big Hand” back one hour on our clocks this coming Sunday …. Can I request it by The Cure please ?


  11. Veronica Riordan

    Because I completely whiffed last week, forgetting that this last Sunday was Halloween themed, could I punt my request for New Model Army 227 to the upcoming show?

    And I’ll be streaming last night’s during trick-or-treating at my house tonight.

  12. Peter Soderquist

    Brilliant set! “Ghosts” (one of my all-time favorites) was an especially inspired choice. And of course, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” is pretty much mandatory. I just watched “Dracula” (with the man himself) for the first time the night prior, actually.

  13. Happy Halloween everyone!
    Matt, could you play
    The Orb-Little Fluffy Clouds

  14. Next week can I hear “ Goodbye Horses” or “ White Lines “ by Q Lazzarus
    Thanks for Ghosts by Japan

  15. Veteran’s Day is coming up Nov. 11. In recognition, please play Stan Ridgeway’s Camouflage. We haven’t heard that in a long time.

  16. Great Halloween DW!

    Here are some requests –

    Morrissey – November Spawned a Monster
    The Church – A New Season


  17. Appreciate the FEAR Matt. Sounded so good on a Sunday Night! I can’t pick a winner hour this week…All three hours were absolutely amazing. Happy Halloween!

  18. The Wedding Present – You’re Dead

  19. Super spooky playlist Matt – it totally slayed (pun intended)!!!!
    How about some shoegaze next week? Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Pale Saints – Sight of You
    Slowdive – Spanish Air
    Lush – Monochrome

    Thanks as always!!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  20. Loved the show! I especially loved hearing Pretty Girls Make Graves, as it is my favorite Smiths song. Could you possibly play Saraband by Corpus Delicti?

  21. Carmen Ilardi

    This was one of the best shows in some time.

  22. Super spooky awesome show Matt! I couldn’t help but chuckle when you mentioned your feelings about Echo & The Bunnymen’s People are Strange cover. My 12yo son says it’s their only bad song. Thanks for playing that Crime and the City Solution, good stuff. Really dug the Bad Seeds, Birthday Party and Jazz Butcher cuts.

    Tina there has some great shoegaze suggestions if you’re feeling like a shoegaze block next Sunday. Here’s one more: In A Cave – Kitchens of Distinction.


  23. great show Sunday!

    probably too late to make a request that’d make it in, but with the passing of Jerry Lee Lewis fresh in mind, the live version of Kerosene from Pig Pile comes to mind!

  24. Corpus Delicti – Twilight. Goth as fuk!!!!

  25. Michael Krystke

    Please play a cut inside or vendetta x from the new Cult album (or any track really) it’s an amazing album and a return of sorts to their beginning.

  26. Excellent Halloween show! I do my running to your show, picks up my pace. How about Siouxie and the Banshees Night shift or Ultra Vox Lament this Sunday. thx

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