Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — December 27, 2022 at 4:21 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Xmas Spectacular (12/25/22)

From left: S. Claus and R. Smith

“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.


X, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (Merry Xmas From X)
Al Jourgensen, “It’s Always Christmas Time” (Alien Christmas)
Marc Almond, “Christmas in Vegas” (Christmas in Vegas)
Xmal Deutschland, “Xmas in Australia” (Tocsin)
The Cure, “Fear of Ghosts” (Join the Dots)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Driven Like the Snow” (Floodland)
Tubeway Army, “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” (LReplicas)
My Bloody Valentine, “Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)” (Isn’t Anything)
Cranes, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” (Ancienne Belgique)
The Specials, “Man at C&A” (More Specials)
Poly Styrene, “Black Christmas” (Black Christmas)
Warning, “Why Can’t The Bodies Fly” (Why Can’t the Bodies Fly)
Iggy Pop, “White Christmas” (White Christmas)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “Christmas On Easter Island” (Treehouse Poetry)

Alien Sex Fiend, “Stuff the Turkey” (Here Cum Germs)
Sonic Youth, “Santa Doesn’t Cop Out on Dope” (Just Say Noël)
Bauhaus, “Ziggy Stardust” (Rough Demo Version) (Mask: Singles and Outtakes)
Andy Prieboy, “Send in the Drugs” (Volume 1, 1990-1993)
Bad Religion, “White Christmas” (Christmas Songs)
Depeche Mode, “Christmas Island” (Singles Box)
Cocteau Twins, “Frosty the Snowman” (Snow EP)
Absolute Body Control, “Lonely This Christmas” (Lost/Found)
Laibach, “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music)
The Fall, “(We Wish You) A Protein Christmas” (We Wish You a Protein Christmas)
Galaxie 500, “Listen, The Snow is Falling” (This Is Our Music)
Low, “Little Drummer Boy” (Christmas)
All About Eve, “Last Christmas” (Iceland)
Dead Can Dance, “Advent” (Spleen and Ideal)

Joy Division, “Transmission” (Heart and Soul)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant” (Downside Up)
The Smiths, “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others” (The Queen is Dead)
Throwing Muses, “Santa Claus” (Hunkpapa)
Wayne Hussey, “White Christmas” (Songs of Candlelight & Razorblades)
The Wedding Present, Step Into Christmas” (The Hit Parade)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Villers Terrace” (Crocodiles)
Kate Bush, “December Will Be Magic Again” (The Single File)
The Fall, “Jingle Bell Rock” (Cerebral Caustic)
Hüsker Dü, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)
Game Theory, “Linus and Lucy” (The Big Shot Chronicles)
Cocteau Twins, “Winter Wonderland” (Snow EP)
45 Grave, “The Snow Miser Song” (Punk Rock Christmas)
Clan of Xymox, “No Words” (Clan of Xymox)
Lowlife, “Eternity Road” (Eternity Road)
Captain Sensible, “One Christmas Catalogue” (The Power of Love)
X, “Jingle Bells” (Merry Xmas From X)
Stiff Little Fingers, “White Christmas” (Live) (All the Best)
Sinead O’Connor, “Silent Night” (Silent Night)


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. The Cure – New Day

  2. Great holiday DW!

  3. “Scarlett” by Lush

  4. Death in June – Break the Black Ice

  5. Could you please play Doot Doot by Freur?
    Great show as always.

  6. The site is back up, hooray! Last two shows were fantastic Matt. I thought for sure you’d play that Bauhaus tale of yuletide darkness, Hollow Hills. Maybe next time. Have a great week.


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