Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 5, 2023 at 11:15 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/5/23)

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“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.


Grinderman, “Worm Tamer” (Grinderman 2)
Concrete Blonde, “The Beast” (Bloodletting)
Black Francis, “All In My Mind” (New Tales to Tell: A Tribute to Love and Rockets)
That Petrol Emotion, “It’s a Good Thing” (Manic Pop Thrill)
The Blue Aeroplanes, “The Boy in the Bubble” (Beat Songs)
Television, “Marquee Moon” (Marquee Moon)
Tom Verlaine, “Kingdom Come” (Tom Verlaine)
Patti Smith, “Break It Up” (Horses)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Friction” (Live) (Crystal Days 1979-1999)
Cocteau Twins, “In the Gold Dust Rush” (Head Over Heels)
The Lords of the New Church, “Goin’ Downtown” (Is Nothing Sacred?)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Happy When It Rains” (Demo) (Darklands: Expanded Edition)
Killing Joke, “Love Like Blood” (Night Time)

PTP, “Favorite Things” (Side Trax)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Dogstar Man/Helter Skelter” (99%)
Skinny Puppy, “Dig It” (The Singles Collect)
Nitzer Ebb, “Control I’m Here” (Belief)
Joy Division, “Shadowplay” (Unknown Pleasures)
New Order, “Temptation 87” (Substance)
Kate Bush, “Cloudbusting” (Hounds of Love)
The Smiths, “Half a Person” (Louder Than Bombs)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Green Fingers” (A Kiss in the Dreamhouse)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Body Electric” (First and Last and Always)
Shriekback, “Gunning for the Buddha” (Night Music)
This Mortal Coil, “Sixteen Days/Gathering Dust” (Dust & Guitars)

Gang of Four, “To Hell With Poverty” (Another Day, Another Dollar)
Bauhaus, “All We Ever Wanted Was Everything” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
Blitz, “Solar” (The Albums)
The Cure, “A Chain of Flowers” (Join the Dots)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “A Daisy Chain 4 Satan” (Acid & Flowers Mix) (Confessions of a Knife)
KMFDM, “Ultra” (Nihil)
Anne Clark, “Heaven” (The Very Best Of)
Depeche Mode, “Get the Balance Right” (Construction Time Again)
The Toy Dolls, “Nellie the Elephant” (Dig That Groove Baby)
Dead Boys, “Sonic Reducer” (Young, Loud and Snotty)
The Damned, “Melody Lee” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
Skids, “Scared to Dance” (Scared to Dance)
Dead Kennedys, “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” (Milking the Sacred Cow)
Morrissey, “Lucky Lisp” (Bona Drag)
Magazine, “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again)” (The Correct Use of Soap)
The Sugarcubes, “Mama” (Life’s Too Good)
Love and Rockets, “Sweet F.A.” (Sweet F.A.)


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. My request for next Sunday is
    Sweet Lover Hangover by Love & Rockets

  2. “Symphony In Blue” by Kate Bush for nxt Sunday’s show in honour of Valentine’s Day eve EVE <3

  3. Valentines?
    “I ♡ Fur” Evil Mothers
    Walk this dog to HELL!

  4. ( Masoch Kiss) version…

  5. Get the Balance Right is more a mantra than a song. Thank you

  6. The Mission – Over the Hills and Far Away

  7. Fantastic show Matt! Thanks for playing Gang of Four, that was really nice. And for the amazing Tom Verlaine tribute block. MM and Adventure were on the turntable all last week. The hall of fame block was amazing as well, and I couldn’t agree with you more about The Smiths, they should have been in years ago.

    Probably too soon for more shoegaze but I’m seeing Ride next week in San Francisco and would love to hear something to get in the mood, perhaps Paralysed?

    Have a great week, cheers!

  8. Next week, perhaps?

    We All Stand — New Order

  9. I assume there won´t be a slot for Tales of Innocence as I haven´t seen any post-RW songs here yet.

  10. Good DW! The Verlaine block was great. Also enjoyed the punk block.

    Here are some requests –

    The Cramps – Caveman
    Gary Numan – Observer


  11. Hello Matt! Hour 2 rocked my socks. Feeling the need for female kick-assery…. Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Kittie – Brackish
    L7 – Shitlist
    PJ Harvey – 50 Ft Queenie

    PS I miss the 90’s!!

    Thanks as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  12. Was a wonderful show last night! Would you play Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain?
    Thank you!

  13. Hi Matt,
    I was watching some behind the scenes stuff for the movie Blue Velvet and discovered that David Lynch’s favorite song at the time of filming was This Mortal Coil’s, Song to the Siren. They couldn’t afford the rights to the song so David Lynch wrote some words down and sent them to Angelo Badalamenti and asked him to create something in the same vain.
    Angelo composed the song Mysteries of Love with Julee Cruise.
    Two beautiful songs that I thought would be interesting to play on your show sometime.

  14. Controlling episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Nitzer Ebb, “Control I’m Here”

    “You’re hoping that I’m not here
    You’re hoping that I’m not here”

  15. if my favorite Skinny Puppy song is Dig It does that make me basic? I’m ok with that. Loved the back 2 back with MBM.

    Another great show, thank you. We’re about to listen to it again!

    • too late to make a request but if there are any darkwave bands who’ve covered Steely Dan I think that would make an excellent followup to the next Big Black track you play…


  17. Could you play “My New Career” by Japan?

  18. How about “O Pamela” by the Wake? Dedicated to a dear friend I haven’t seen in years but meant a lot to me.

  19. Think the Grinderman/Concrete Blonde was your best opener yet. And loved the Verlaine tribute. Hour 1 killed it.

    Thanks for the great show. Have a good week.

  20. I don’t know if there is room, but “Dread Love” by Nina Hagen seems like a good fit considering Feb. 14 is lurking in the shadows. Thanks!

  21. I love this show!
    How about some MC900 Ft Jesus – Too Bad

  22. Same here – loved the Tom Verlaine block, Gang of Four, hall of famers…And more Ride would be fantastic!

  23. I’m honor of the newly announced skinny puppy tour, how about chainsaw from mind:tpi. Thanks matt

  24. Can I request Mercy Seat by Ultra Vivid Scene. Thanks I remember watching this on Snub TV in the UK. superb.

  25. Thanks Matt for 2 solids sets of Industrial music, especially the MBM. Don’t forget about Sister Machine Gun. How about playing Burn by SMG? Any chance to get a full 3-hour show of Industrial music?

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