Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 2, 2023 at 11:07 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/2/23)

Front 242

“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.


The Cure, “Faith” (Faith)
Joy Division, “Incubation” (Substance)
Gary Numan, “White Boys and Heroes” (I, Assassin)
Spear of Destiny, “Never Take Me Alive” (Outland)
Christian Death, “When I Was Bed” (Ashes)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Swimming Horses” (Hyaena)
Peter Murphy, “Final Solution” (Club Mix 2) (The Last and Only Star)
This Mortal Coil, “Dreams Made of Flesh” (It’ll End in Tears)
The Mission, “Hands Across the Ocean” (Grains of Sand)
Front 242, “Body to Body” (1988 Mix) (Dancing in Darkness)
Nitzer Ebb, “Family Man” (Ebbhead)
Skinny Puppy, “Glass Houses” (Remission)
Assemblage 23, “Mortuary” (Early, Rare & Unreleased)

Butthole Surfers, “I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas” (Hairway to Steven)
Love and Rockets, “Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)” (Express)
Anita Lane, “Jesus Almost Got Me” (Dirty Pearl)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Stagger Lee” (Murder Ballads)
Leftfield featuring John Lydon, “Open Up” (Leftism)
808 State featuring Bernard Sumner, “Spanish Heart” (ex:el)
Depeche Mode, “A Question of Lust” (Minimal Version) (Black Celebration: The 12″ Singles)
The Cassandra Complex, “One Millionth Happy Customer (EBM Mix) (Dancing in Darkness)
Patti Smith, “Dancing Barefoot” (Wave)
Iggy Pop, “Funtime” (The Idiot)
Wire, “I Am the Fly” (Chairs Missing)
The Rose of Avalanche, “Assassin” (L.A. Rain)

Bauhaus, “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?” (Burning From the Inside)
Release the Bats, “Unacceptable Behaviour” (Ever Pleasant Smile…)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Bury Me Deep” (First and Last and Always)
Dead Or Alive, “It’s Been Hours Now” (It’s Been Hours Now)
Martin L. Gore, “Compulsion” (Counterfeit EP)
Clock DVA, “Sound Mirror” (Buried Dreams)
The Neon Judgement, “1313” (Blood & Thunder)
Clan of Xymox, “Jasmine and Rose” (Creatures)
Ministry, “N.W.O.” (Psalm 69)
Nine Inch Nails, “Happiness in Slavery” (Broken)
Stabbing Westward, “Throw” (Ungod)
KMFDM, “Help Us, Save Us, “Take Us Away” (Money)
All About Eve, “D For Desire” (Paradise)


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. A reminder that these shows are now put together a couple weeks in advance so there’s a corresponding lag on requests being considered…

  2. The Tinderbox (of a Heart) – Cocteau Twins

  3. Excellent show tonight! Happy 4th of July!

    • Hello, happy 4th! If it isn’t too late, I’d like to request Floorslammer by Johnson Engineering Co. for a future show? And more of the shoegaze block please! Catch the Breeze (Peel Session) by Slowdive and Ferment-era Catherine Wheel would be a pleasure to hear on the show.

  4. I’d like to request 90s Era Meat Beat Manifesto.

  5. Great show. Tough call, but because of Leftfield, Iggy, Patti Smith, and Wire I gotta give it to Hour 2 tonight.
    How about some Tubeway Army spinoffs on an upcoming episode?
    Sean Burke and Paul Gardiner “No Sense in Moving” or something from Dramatis. Maybe “I Only Find Rewind” or “On Reflection”

    Thanks for the great music. Happy 4th

  6. Hour two was rocking!

    Here are some requests –

    The Jesus and Mary Chain – Happy Place
    Galaxie 500 – Here She Comes Now


  7. Another GREAT show!

    MORE shoegaze, please!

    And of course, always more Shriekback….


  8. Looking forward to listening today!

  9. “A Displaced House in the North” by End of Your Garden when you can — please and thank you!

  10. Hi Matt! Happy almost 4th of July! Thank you for The Cure and Depeche Mode tracks (I think I requested those awhile back)!! Anyway…I’m looking for some mood and brood with my fireworks —- Shoegaze anyone?!!?
    Some possible suggestions:

    Mercury Rev – Frittering
    Slowdive – Crazy For You (alternative version)
    Mogwai – Helicon 1

    Thanks again as always!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  11. Thanks for playing “Yin & Yang (The Flowerpot Man)!” Certainly one of Love & Rockets’ best! I’m gonna request something from Tones on Tail for a future installment. You can choose the song. Thanks a lot! Always love listening to Dark Wave!

  12. Another great show! Really enjoyed that electronic/remix block in the middle of hour 2 sandwiched by some amazing cuts from Anita, Nick, Patti, and Iggy. Stagger Lee is such a killer track, pun intended.

    Happy 4th to the darkwavers and have a great week Matt, cheers!

  13. Stefan sonic

    You played Release The Bats??? Now I have to go back and hear that again. Finally…

  14. Deadly episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Dead Or Alive, “It’s Been Hours Now”

    Request for future show:
    The Electric Hellfire Club, “Sympathy for the Devil”

  15. The Mission – Blood Brother

  16. Another awesome show. However I do like the Joe Crow version of ‘Compulsion’ more than M. Gore. Thanks for all you do for these shows.

  17. Jonathan Leon

    Happy 4th of July!
    It would be awesome if you played Kerosene – Big Black

  18. I am the crime by the Wolfgang Press would me wonderful.
    And more Danielle Dax (Jesus Egg that wept)

    • Wolfgang Press, hell yeah. Although “Mama Told Me Not To Come” (Up All Night Mix) would be my pick.

  19. Lindsey L.

    Another awesome show, Matt! I so enjoyed hearing A Question of Lust, White Boys and Heroes, and so many other great ones. Thank you for Dark Wave, and Happy Fourth of July! :D

  20. My 50th birthday is July 16. May I request Creep by Revolting Cocks?

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