Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — June 18, 2023 at 11:05 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (6/18/23)

Dead Can Dance | Photo by Linda Elvira Piedra

“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 are also available to subscribers to stream on demand via the SXM app.


Ministry, “Bad Blood” (Greatest Fits)
The March Violets, “Snake Dance” (The Botanic Verses)
Iron Curtain, “Shadow” (Desertion 1982-1988)
Diamanda Galas, “Do You Take This Man” (The Sporting Life)
Peter Murphy, “A Strange Kind of Love” (Version 2) (Deep)
The Cure, “Burn” (Live) (Anniversary: 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park)
The Damned, “Wait for the Blackout” (The Black Album)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Some Kind of Stranger” (First and Last and Always)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Hand on Heart” (Talk About the Weather)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Sin In My Heart” (Juju)
Dead Can Dance, “East of Eden” (Dead Can Dance)
A Certain Ratio, “All Night Party” (The Graveyard & The Ballroom)
Pylon, “Feast On My Heart” (Gyrate)

Skinny Puppy, “Morpheus Laughing” (Too Dark Park)
Nitzer Ebb, “Hearts & Minds” (Mix Subsonic) (Belief)
Greater Than One, “Everybody’s Crazy” (London)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Cut The Damn Camera” (12-Inch Version) (#8385 Collected Works)
Love and Rockets, “Holiday on the Moon” (Express)
James Ray and the Performance, “Mexico Sundown Blues” (12-Inch Version) (Merciful Releases 1986-1989)
Black Tape For a Blue Girl, “Across A Thousand Blades” (Ashes in the Brittle Air)
Morrissey, “Now My Heart Is Full” (Vauxhall and I)
Au Pairs, “It’s Obvious” (Stepping Out of Line)
Joy Division, “Candidate” (Heart and Soul)
Ultravox, “Lament” (Lament)
Cocteau Twins, “Feathers Oar-Blades” (Lullabies to Violaine)

Alien Sex Fiend, “Boneshaker Baby” (Acid Bath)
Dead Kennedys, “Holiday in Cambodia” (Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables)
Switchblade Symphony, “Gutter Glitter” (Serpentine Gallery)
Fields of the Nephilim, “Blue Water” (Revelations)
Dustdevils, “Mother Shipton” (The Dropping Well)
The Leather Nun, “Jesus Came Driving Along” (Live) (Vive la Fete! Viva la Revolucion!)
Tones on Tail, “Burning Skies” (Everything!)
Sad Lovers and Giants, “One Man’s Hell” (Headland)
Killing Joke, “Money Is Not Our God” (Hideous Mix) (Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions)
Chemlab, “Suicide Jag” (Burn Out at the Hydrogen Bar)
Machines of Loving Grace, “Golgotha Tenement Blues” (The Crow soundtrack)
Front Line Assembly, “Final Impact” (Tactical Neural Implant)
Bauhaus, “The Sanity Assassin” (Bauhaus 1979–1983)


Got a request? Requests will be considered for future episodes 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 Unheard Music by X

  2. Two from The Crow soundtrack is never a bad thing. The Dimanda Galas cut was great too. Was that the first time a song involving a member of Led Zepplin played on your show?

    Will be playing this show all week. Great job. Have a good one.

    • John Paul Jones, the bassist and keyboardist of Led Zeppelin, produced albums for the The Mission. He worked with them on two of their albums:

      1. “Children” (1988): John Paul Jones co-produced this album with The Mission. It was their third studio album and featured tracks such as “Tower of Strength” and “Beyond the Pale.”
      2. “Carved in Sand” (1990): John Paul Jones produced this album, which became one of The Mission’s most successful releases. It included songs like “Deliverance” and “Butterfly on a Wheel.” “Carved in Sand” showcased a slightly more accessible sound for the band and received positive reviews.

      These collaborations between John Paul Jones and The Mission played a significant role in shaping the band’s sound during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

  3. You always deliver amazing shows. They are the highlight of my weekend, definitely!

    I got to see Love & Rockets in Atlanta and what a great show it was! Glad they reunited and I got to fulfill my dream of seeing one of my favorite groups live. Naturally, I’m going to request a tune from them for a future installment. I’d love to hear either “Yin & Yang (The Flowerpot Man)” or “Butterfly,” one of the new digitally released extra songs from Sweet FA. Thanks!


    It’s always nice to hear anything from Diamanda Galas. Thanks for playing her…Nobody else does.

  5. Wiuld like to request Army of Me by Bjork. Thanks.

  6. Hey Matt!

    Really enjoyed the KJ ‘Hideous’ mix of Money is not our God! – very cool, had not previously heard that version!

    Caught Clan of Xymox concert in SF last week! – Ronny is always soooooo good live. How about playing Jasmine and Rose one of these next shows? And I will take your advice & go to a Love and Rockets show in LA this next week at Ace Hotel! Cheers

  7. Please play “Never Take Me Alive” by Spear of Destiny.

  8. Totally enjoy your show! Like to request Clay from Echo & the Bunnymen. Thanks!

  9. Great to hear Live and Rockets’s “Holiday On the Moon” and it was great seeing them play it live recently. I posted some thoughts about their live show on my YT channel, Stronger Than Reason, if you’re interested.

  10. I dont know what u did differently but this show kicked ass!!!!! Thank Matt!! Keep on a keeping with the shoegaze sets too

  11. Martin Gore – Compulsion

  12. I´d like to request “One Millionth Happy Customer” (EBM Mix) by The Cassandra Complex.
    Thanks and keep up your amazing work!

  13. Release The Bats – Unacceptable behavior

  14. I think we’re all ready for a Frozen Autumn track. How about Static cold? Thanks for considering.

  15. Fantastic as always Matt! TY for the SOM track…hadn’t heard it many years!! I’m with you on The Cure show…. simply stellar!! – tho I was stuck in the merch line when Burn played…but it was an open arena so I could still hear it. I teared up during Plainsong. Anyways….feeling feminine power this week. Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Bat For Lashes – Laura
    PJ Harvey – Man Size
    Bif Naked – Lucky

    Thanks again as always!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

    • I totally teared up during Plainsong as well, haha! The Cure were superb in Montreal, so good. We got 7 tracks off Head on the Door. I did not brave that monster merch line though.

  16. Damn! Whatta great show! Loved that era of Ultravox, long live A Certain Ratio, classic DK and the crown jewel Dead Can Dance. Thank YOU!!!

  17. First hour was rocking!

    Here are some requests –

    Crime and The City Solution – Hunter
    Catherine Wheel – Crank


  18. I was driving home from a Weezer concert when I stumbled upon your show on the way back home. Thank you for hosting this show, I cant wait to tune in next week.

  19. Burning episode.

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

    “Dream the crow black dream”

  20. Dave Earle

    Hello Matt,

    This is Dave from Longmont, CO. I’d like to request a few songs for next week’s (or the week after if I’m late submitting) list: 1313 by The Neon Judgement, Itchy Bitchy and Rip the System by KMFDM. Thanks for putting together this awesome program!

    Rock on!

  21. Just heard this one last night…

    OPEN UP by Leftfield (Leftism album) featuring the vocals of John Lyndon of P.I.L.

    This song was also part of the 1995 movie HACKERS.

  22. Open Up by Leftfield (featuring the vocals of John Lyndon of P.I.L. who is also tagged with being a co-writer.)

    This song can also be found on the Hacker soundtrack (95.)

    • It was a great set as usual, Matt.
      My song request for next week’s show is I Don’t Know Why I Love You by House of Love off their eponymous album.

  23. We had a great time listening to the show driving from Montreal to Rhode Island. That second hour was particularly outstanding, but all three were great. Loved the cuts from ACR, Pylon and Au Pairs. Couldn’t agree with you more about Holiday on the Moon live, just awesome.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

    P.S. This darker wave festival better be giving you a slice of the pie…..

  24. Matt, I can’t echo your sentiments enough about how The Cure are amazing live and Burn was definitely a highlight! I finally got to see them on their Phoenix stop a couple of weeks ago.

    For next week, maybe something from The Birthday Party?

  25. Moose: Boy
    Motorcycle Boy: Run Run Run

  26. Awesome show, keep it up
    Meat is murder
    The Smiths

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