Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 26, 2023 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/26/23)

Tones on Tail

“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.


Tones on Tail, “O.K. This Is the Pops” (Everything!)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Blood Money” (First and Last and Always Collection)
New Order, “Murder” (12-Inch Version) (Power, Corruption & Lies)
Blue Hollow, “Color of Night” (Stealing a Whisper)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “All Things Pass” (Damage and Joy)
Peter Murphy, “Space Oddity” (Space Oddity)
David Bowie, “I’m Afraid of Americans” (Nine Inch Nails VT Mix) (Earthling)
Placebo, “Running Up That Hill” (Live) (Extended Play ’07)
Douglas J. McCarthy, “Move On” (Kill Your Friends)
Peter Gabriel, “Panopticom” (Dark-Side Mix) (i/o)
Primal Scream, “Swastika Eyes” (Jagz Kooner Mix) (XTRMNTR)
Au Pairs, “Tongue in Cheek” (Stepping Out of Line)
The Cure, “Pillbox Tales” (Join the Dots)

Depeche Mode, “Everything Counts” (Live) (101)
Dominatrix, “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight” (The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight)
Clan of Xymox, “Agonized By Love” (Medusa)
Lene Lovich, “It’s You, Only You (Mein Schmerz)” (Lucky Number)
Ministry, “Playground” (Everyday is Halloween: The Lost Mixes)
KMFDM, “Godlike” (12-Inch Mix Edit) (Greatest Shit)
Coil, “Slur” (Horse Rotovator)
Foetus, “Butterfly Potion” (Male)
Felt, “All the People I Like and Those That Are Dead” (Forever Breathes the Lonely Word)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “No Dark Things” (Heaven Up Here)
Joy Division, “Atmosphere” (Heart and Soul)
The Smiths, “Bigmouth Strikes Again” (Live) (Rank)

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Poppy Day” (Join Hands)
Bauhaus, “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?” (Burning From the Inside)
13th Chime, “Coffin Maker” (The Singles: 1981-1983)
Samhain, “Mother of Mercy” (Samhain III: November Coming Fire)
Love and Rockets, “Deep Deep Down” (Lift)
MC 900 Ft. Jesus, “The City Sleeps” (Welcome to My Dream)
Public Image Ltd., “Tie Me to the Length of That” (This Is What You Want… This Is What You Get)
Executive Slacks, “In and Out” (The Complete Recordings 1982-1986)
Nitzer Ebb, “Warsaw Ghetto” (That Total Age)
Skinny Puppy, “Tormentor” (Too Dark Park)
Pailhead, “No Bunny” (Side Trax)
Lard, “Mate, Spawn and Die” (The Last Temptation of Reid)
Concrete Blonde, “Heal It Up” (Mexican Moon)


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. “I Found That Essence Rare” by Gang of Four for next Sunday’s show

  2. For next week, please consider Passion Puppets – “Like Dust”; Chameleons – “Less Than Human”; Ministry -“Flashback”. Thanks

  3. Great show last night, all three hours were wonderfully dark mixes. Loved the Sisters Of Mercy, Ministry, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Concrete Blonde tracks and especially appreciated hearing my Samhain request. I’ve heard it pronounced “sow-wayne” and “sam-hane”, so it’s all good. For next week’s show Skorpion with a “k” wouldn’t mind the inclusion of Depeche Mode’s “One Caress” from Songs Of Faith And Devotion. Dark on!

  4. Thanks for playing my request!

  5. Just picked up Miki Berenyi’s autobiography. In honor of said book, could you play “Monochrome” by Lush? It’s a would-have-been single and a brilliant song!

  6. Excellent show last night! The best song I liked last night was love and rockets – deep deep down.

  7. Another outstanding show Matt. Thanks for playing Felt. Unfortunately I never got to see them live but I did see Martin Duffy with both The Charlatans and Primal Scream, what a gifted musician. Back to back Pailhead and Lard got me thinking it would be fun to do Fugazi and Dead Kennedys back to back sometime in the future. Really liked the tracks from Blue Hollow, Coil, Executive Slacks, and I gotta agree with Kimmi above, that’s a fantastic Love and Rockets deep cut, great request from Nicole.

    Request for next week, another old Creation band I always wanted to see live and never did:
    The Telescopes – Flying

    Have a great week, cheers!

  8. Enjoyed the deep cuts and the live choices!

    Here are some requests –

    The Hair & Skin Trading Company – Flat Truck
    The Cult – Hollow Man


  9. Men Without Hats. No, not THAT song but “Security”. Brilliant. Or “The Great Ones Remember”, or “I Like”, or “Things In My Life”. Thanks!

  10. Great show! Thank you for playing my Bauhaus request! Could you play Love and Rockets – Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven?
    Thank you and have a great week

  11. Hour 3 hands down. Executive Slacks, MC 900, 13th Chime, and great cuts from L&R and Nitzer Ebb. Topped off with Johnette Napolitano singing her heart out. What a great start to my week.

    Looking forward to next week. Thanks and have a great one.

  12. Jagger Mabry

    Song Request: KMFDM – Megalomaniac

  13. Jagger Mabry

    Song Request: My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult – A Daisy Chain 4 Satan

  14. Thanks for playing “Deep Deep Down!” A great treat for my Sunday night!

    Got a couple requests for next week. Either one would be great! Or both if you’re up to it.

    Bauhaus – Slice of Life
    Daniel Ash – Walk This Way

    Thanks a lot!

  15. This show is the best part of working Sundays 3rd shift and the only reason I pay for Sirius XM. If you could play 1 of any of the following, it would make my week!
    The Jesus and Mary chain: Kill Surf City
    Clan of Xymox: Imagination
    Fields of the Nephilim: Last Exit for the Lost
    Corpus Delicti: Noxious
    Nosferatu: Torturous
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: I had a dream, Joe
    Einsturzende Neubauten: the Interim Lovers
    Echo and the Bunnymen: Pictures on My Wall
    The Bolshoi: Away
    Thank you very much!

  16. Great show! That Mc 900 ft Jesus… Awesome. And I fell asleep before the last two (and best) tracks – gotta relisten today!

    For a future week, how about some Alice Donut? Lidya’s Black Lung or something else off of Bucketfulls of Sickness and Horror in an Otherwise Meaningless Life?

  17. Really enjoyed the last hour! A track from my favorite Danzig project, to a rare L&R listen, and the (best surprise) MC 900 Ft. Jesus. Love hearing stuff from the era that goes outside the goth/industrial greatest hits (not that there’s anything wrong with those!). Here’s a request to fit that vibe:

    Swell – “At Long Last”

  18. 900 foot episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    MC 900 Ft. Jesus, “The City Sleeps”

  19. Song request: Melt! by Siouxsie and the Banshees

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