Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — March 12, 2023 at 11:00 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (3/12/23)

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry | Photo by Paul Cox

“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.


My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Sex on Wheelz” (Sexplosion)
Ciccone Youth, “Into the Groovey” (The Whitey Album)
Killing Joke, “Seeing Red” (Killing Joke)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Heaven” (Blow)
The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes” (Faith)
Public Image Ltd., “Death Disco” (Metal Box)
The Comsat Angels, “Be Brave” (Sleep No More)
999, “Homicide” (Seperates)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Helter Skelter” (Peel Session) (The Scream: Deluxe)
Lard, “The Power of Lard” (Power of Lard)
Doubting Thomas, “F862” (The Infidel)
Ministry, “Dream Song” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Die Krupps, “Iron Man” (KMFDM Mix) (Industrial Madness)

Echo & The Bunnymen, “Constantinople” (Meteorites)
Magazine, “Shot By Both Sides” (Real Life)
Iggy Pop, “Repo Man” (Repo Man Soundtrack)
Gang of Four, “Outside the Trains Don’t Run On Time” (Solid Gold)
Depeche Mode, “Told You So” (Construction Time Again)
Fad Gadget, “Collapsing New People” (Gag)
Passion Puppets, “Like Dust” (Beyond the Pale)
David Bowie, “Bring Me the Disco King” (Reality)
Psychic TV, “Just Like Arcadia” (Allegory & Self)
The Cramps, “Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?” (A Date With Elvis)
Sex Gang Children, “Song and Legend” (Song and Legend)
The Shiny Gnomes, “A Mogg in My Cellar” (Some Funny Nightmares)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Jolene” (Kid Jensen Session) (BBC Sessions 1982-1984)

The Church, “Disenchanted” (Heyday)
The Smiths, “You’ve Got Everything Now” (Hatful of Hollow)
Gene Loves Jezebel, “Beyond Doubt” (Discover)
Concrete Blonde, “Scene of a Perfect Crime” (Free)
Lords of Acid, “I Sit On Acid” (Private Parts)
Skatenigs, “I Got It Made” (Stupid People Shouldn’t Breed)
Skrew, “Charlemange” (Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame)
Foetus Interruptus, “Don’t Fight It Provide It” (Thaw)
Bauhaus, “The Passion of Lovers” (Mask)
Skeletal Family, “Far and Near” (Futile Combat)
The Mission, “Stars Don’t Shine Without You” (Neverland)
For Against, “Papwerwhites” (December)
Christian Death, “Face” (Ashes)
Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control” (12-Inch Version) (Factory Records: Communications 1978-92)


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. “Up the Down Escalator” by Chameleons UK for nxt Sunday’s show

  2. Thanks very, very much for the songs. Two of my favorites by Red Lorry and Iggy Pop.

    Can’t call one specific hour this week. 999. Passion Puppets. The “Jolene” cover. And so many good cuts in Hour 3. Just a great show.

    Thanks. Have a great week.

  3. That LOA tonight was the ~best!~
    “Young Limbs Rise Again” is an awesome book and music compilation about The Batcave. I can’t recommend it enough! For next week, how about “Returning from a Journey” by SpeciMen? Thanks Matt

  4. Curve – Coast Is Clear
    JAMC – Everything’s Alright When You’re Down
    GLJ – Rivers Edge, or Upstairs

  5. Hi Matt! Excellent show tonight! So many good songs. Three fun hours!

  6. Great show tonight! Thank you for playing my request.

  7. Another perfect Playlist! Thank you so much for playing the Mission! That album was so hard to track down back on the day…at least for me.
    I usually don’t request the same tracks week to week*, but if you could play one of the following next week….I don’t even know…I’d love it beyond words.
    Pink turns Blue: Your Master is Calling *
    The Sisters of Mercy: Heartland
    Coil: Loves Secret Domaine
    Psychic TV: Good Vibrations
    Sean McGowan & Sinead O’Connor: Haunted
    Christian Death: Angels
    Cabaret Voltaire: Nag Nag Nag
    The Bolshoi: Lindys Party
    The Chameleons: Swamp Thing

  8. Excellent show as always! How about Stiff Little Fingers “Alternative Ulster”

  9. Thanks for another great show! Loved the Iggy and Bowie tracks. I would love to hear “This is music” by the Verve.

  10. Each hour was rocking!

    Here are some requests –

    Clan of Xymox – Red Light
    Morrissey – Alsatain Cousin (or any other track off of Viva Hate, which came out 35 years ago on 3/14/88!)

  11. Stellar set again Matt, loved it. It seems like every week there’s a track that leaves me totally gobsmacked in the best way possible. Last week it was Cop Shoot Cop, this week it was Bring Me The Disco King. Thanks so much for playing The Church, really looking forward to seeing them tomorrow. Also enjoyed hearing The Comsat Angels, 999, that amazing Sisters cover of Dolly, and For Against. And I’d be down for some Gang of Four and Cramps every show. Everyone has been requesting such amazing songs, thank you for playing em all.

    Another much anticipated show coming up on March 25, the entire fam going to see to Depeche Mode for the first time. Can I request a favorite deep cut that I’m sure will not be on their setlist? Lie To Me.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  12. Great 3 hours, as always! May I suggest “Seeing out the Angels” by Simple Minds? Thanks!

  13. Hey Matt! Another incredible installment thank you!! The 50% Irish lass in me has some possible appropriate suggestions for next time (St Patrick’s weekend): ☘️☘️☘️☘️

    Sinead O’Connor – Just Like U Said it Would B
    The Undertones – Teenage Kicks
    Virgin Prunes – Love Lasts Forever

    Thanks as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  14. ^^^and of course My Bloody Valentine – any song bc they are all brilliant – totally forgot to post them above with the others^^^

  15. Great episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Cure, “Charlotte Sometimes”

    • Adoration de rotura violenta
      ☆Crash Worship☆

      Craziest live experience/performance- no discussion, no debate.

      Consider yourself lucky if you were able to participate in one of their shows. If you did NOT attend a Crash Worship gig, also consider yourself lucky! (The mythos surrounding this band, in fact, does not equate to how truly insane those shows were!)

      Industrial in the purest sense, a la Test Department, tribal, rhythmic chaos draped in sex, smeared with paint, and consumed by fire! To put it mildly, there is NO FUCKING WAY a band like Crash Worship could operate today.

      Remember how many people died at that Great White show? Crash Worship’s modus operandi was to ignite and burn, baby burn. Fan the ancient flame.

      Looking at their old concert flyers I am shocked that they could even share a stage with another band. One of their shows I attended lasted close to 10 hours- had to leave EARLY at 9am to go to work, wiping paint out of my eyes, trying to regain the slightest bit of motor control with enough lysergic acid in my system to subdue a herd of bull elephants! ( Oh, those goat skinned bota bags had more than wine in them, yo!)

      Matt, you could play anything in their catalog, but the track that fits Dark Wave is Pyru99 (Jack Dangers 98′ remix.) This one is really more Meat Beat, but with just enough of that spice of chaos called Crash Worship.

      The only show, I can remember having to leave early to go to work. By that I don’t mean go home and get a good night’s rest, I mean I had to leave cause It was past nine in the morning the next day,

  16. Pixies – Velouria

  17. It was great to hear Ciccone Youth! How about “Tom Violence” by Sonic Youth for next week?

  18. A great show this week! You always deliver great tunes. I’ve recently been revisiting the work of early Simple Minds so I was wondering if we could get a plug for them next week. I’d love to hear “Seeing Out the Angel,” “Changeling,” or “The American.”

  19. Thanks for another great show. I’d love to hear ‘In Penetration’ by Controlled Bleeding.

  20. Wall of Voodoo- Send in the drugs

  21. Hey Matt

    Awesome show – Thanks so much for playing our requests!

    A big thanks as well for always keeping us well-informed via your website! Which means .. I’ll go ahead and request that brand new track by Jaz Coleman et al. – ‘Full Spectrum Dominance’! Can’t wait for the next KJ tour …


  22. For serious consideration: Sirius XM needs a Dark Wave station and not just a weekly show. 1st Wave just doesn’t cut it. There are so many genres of music on Sirius that have sub-genres or stations for artists with catalogues similar to other stations. I want Dark Wave/Goth/Industrial ALL the time. We’ve been kept in the “dark” for too long, let’s bring this music to light with a fully realized station- if nothing else, The Cure deserves their own station that could include all of the above. I’m tired of hearing the same 80’s songs that occasionally scratch the surface of Dark Wave music. Thank you for your consideration

    • 1st wave deep cuts channel on the app does start to get there, but a dedicated darkwave channel would be great. Or maybe not, maybe it would take a little bit of specialness away from sundays from 7-10. I dunno!

      • Leisa and Evan both make legit points. First wave has become VERY redundant with its song rotation. The fun thing is being able to listen to Richard, Swedish Egil, and Doug cause I grew up listening to those guys on KROQ. But 7-10 on Sundays is like our version of church and Matt is the hip priest.

      • I forgot about 1st wave deep cuts. Thanks for the reminder Evan!

    • Agreed ….1st Wave doesn’t go nearly deep enough with their playlist….. I personally would love a Dark Wave channel … but keep this weekly show bc it rocks my socks!

  23. another great show, thanks for the shoutout and ciccione youth play! .

    Also thanks for the nice note on the site about Lewis Largent. He was my wife’s favorite KROQ DJ growing up… RIP.

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