Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — January 22, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (1/22/23)

Fields of the Nephilim | Photo by Andrew Catlin

“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 Chameleons, “Up the Down Escalator” (Script of the Bridge)
The Cure, “Cut” (Wish)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Everything’s Alright When You’re Down” (Darklands: Expanded Edition)
The Bolshoi, “Looking For a Life” (Friends)
Flesh For Lulu, “Idol” (Extended Version) (12-Inch Singles 1986-1988)
Concrete Blonde, “Still in Hollywood” (Concrete Blonde)
Above the Ruins, “The Killing Zone” (Songs of the Wolf)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Last Exit for the Lost” (The Nephilim)
Bauhaus, “In the Night” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
Public Image Ltd., “Hawaii” (Hawaii)
The Slits, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (Cut: Deluxe Edition)
Joy Division, “Autosuggestion” (Heart and Soul)
Altar De Fey, “Demons” (Echoes in the Corridor)

Revolting Cocks, “Drums Along the Carbide” (Trax! Rarities)
KMFDM, “Sucks” (Angst)
Skinny Puppy, “Stairs and Flowers” (The Singles Collect)
Front 242, “Terminal State” (Front By Front)
Depeche Mode, “Never Let Me Down Again” (Remix Mix Version) (Music For the Masses)
Gary Numan, “Now and Forever” (Intruder)
Adam & The Ants, “Ants Invasion” (Kings of the Wild Frontier)
Fad Gadget, “Back to Nature” (Fad Gadget By Frank Tovey)
X, “Under the Big Black Sun” (Under the Big Black Sun)
The Gun Club, “She’s Like Heroin To Me” (Fire of Love)
The Birthday Party, “Jennifer’s Veil” (Hits)
The Damned, “Sanctum Santorum” (Phantasmagoria)
The Creatures, “Fury Eyes” (Boomerang)

The Sisters of Mercy, “Alice” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Paint It, Black” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
This Mortal Coil, “Song to the Siren” (It’ll End in Tears)
Love and Rockets, “Life in Laralay” (Express)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Apathy” (Side Trax)
Front Line Assembly, “Threshold” (Caustic Grip)
Leæther Strip, “Strap Me Down” (Solitary Confiment)
Eyes of the Nightmare Jungle, “Shadow Dance” (Fate)
Ministry, “The Angel” (Twitch)
For Against, “Amen Yves” (In The Marshes)
Killing Joke, “Follow the Leaders” (What’s THIS For…!)
The Smiths, “Never Had No One Ever” (Live in Boston) (The Queen is Dead: Deluxe Edition)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “The Staircase (Mystery)” (The Scream)
The Mission, “Tower of Strength” (Children)


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. “Nice” by Kleenex/Liliput for next Sunday’s show

  2. Thank for playing JAMC!!! Heard it on my drive in to work! You rock Matt!!!

  3. Thanks for the For Against. Great show, especially Hour 1. So many bands there I had forgotten about. Thanks for the reminder.

    Have a great week.

  4. Could you please play “The Touchables” by The Human League?

  5. Fun episode tonight! Goodnight!

  6. Please play more Big Black

  7. Could you play some Gravity Kills for next week?

  8. That was one helluva playlist. Especially appreciated X and Gun Club back to back. Thanks.

  9. Can you play pink turns blue-can’t be love

  10. Could you play something off of Hi How Are You by Daniel Johnston

  11. Could you please play “No New Tale to Tell” from Love and Rockets. Recently discovered your show and I love it. I have a long commute and your show has been the best soundtrack. Thank you.

  12. ♧Whispered ravens stab rhythm and blues
    Kick off your flares and platform shoes
    And Burn Like Brilliant Trash (At Jackie’s Funeral)♧

    How about this little tune from Machines Of Loving Grace?

  13. Hey Matt

    Thanks for playing The Chameleons!!

    Here’s a new Chameleons request: Soul in Isolation (from their ‘Strange Times’ release).



  14. Sisters of Mercy – More

  15. Great action-packed set, much obliged. May I request…
    Cow – Gene Loves Jezebel
    In Bluer Skies – Echo & the Bunnymen
    Wires – Voyager One

  16. How about “More than a Party” by Depeche Mode

    Thanks Matt


  17. How about Skinny Puppy – K9 for next week?

  18. Enjoyed the deep cuts and the back to back X/Gun Club choices. I just finished “Some New Kind of Kick” by Kid Congo Powers and much love to that (darker) era of the LA Punk scene.

    Here are some requests –

    Galaxie 500 – Strange

    And anything from Love and Rockets, as the exciting news of their first live show(s) in forever is something to celebrate.


  19. The Smiths – Suffer Little Children

  20. Stefan Sonic

    Thank you Matt for playing 2 of my requests this week: Above The Ruins, and The Gun Club. Looks like The Gun Club song went over real well. Looking forward to next week’s show, hopefully some of my requests from this past week might show up next week? One can only hope (Dead Kennedys, Plasmatics, Misfits) Thank you from Crooklyn New York

  21. Fabulous show Matt. Loved the Joy Division deep cut, that’s an underrated track. Totally agree with others about that latter part of hour 2 with X and Gun Club and I will take all The Birthday Party I can get. Already looking forward to next Sunday.


  22. Robbie Bassett

    Please play my favorite Chameleon’s song, “Souls in Isolation” please & thank you

  23. Love this show! Could you please play “Kelly’s Blues” by The Triffids? Thank you!

  24. Wowza Matt great set list this week…loved hour 2&3!!!! Thank you for The Mission..it meant alot!!! I know you’re bogged down with requests so I’ll defer to last week’s selections – especially the She Past Away …. really getting back into them lately.

    Thanks much as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  25. Another great show, thanks Matt!

    Next time you’re putting together an X-y set, some Geraldine Fibbers might fit in nicely, though they’re of a bit of a later era band. Dragon Lady or anything off of Lost Somewhere Between the Earth and My Home. Thanks and happy new year to all the dark wave’rs out there!

  26. Special songs selected in hour 1 and 2, but hour 3 was my favorite. Have a great week all.

  27. Possible to play any Sleep Chamber?

  28. Angelic episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Ministry, “The Angel”

    THE very definition of a perfect song.

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