Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 30, 2023 at 10:52 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/30/23)

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


Sinéad O’Connor, “Last Day of Our Acquaintance” (I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got)
Pete Shelley, “Telephone Operator” (XL1)
The Cure, “Harold and Joe” (Join the Dots)
Fad Gadget, “The Box” (Fireside Favourites)
D.A.F., “Sex Unter Wasser” (Gold Und Liebe)
Daniel Ash, “Foolish Thing Desire” (Foolish Thing Desire)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Lucretia My Reflection” (Floodland)
Buzzcocks, “Why Can’t I Touch It?” (A Different Kind of Tension)
Big Black, “Kerosene” (Atomizer)
The Cramps, “Sunglasses After Dark” (Songs the Lord Taught Us)
Skeletal Family, “Streetlight” (Futile Combat)
45 Grave, “Riboflavin” (Sleep in Safety)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Smells Like” (“It” The Album)

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Sweetest Chill” (Tinderbox)
Bauhaus, “The Passion of Lovers” (Mask)
Jah Wobble, “Invaders of the Heart” (Mix One) (Shake the Foundations: Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984)
The Lucy Show, “Undone” (…undone)
Ministry, “Golden Dawn” (Land of Rape and Honey)
Front 242, “Operating Tracks” (Geography)
Nine Inch Nails, “Memorabilia” (The Downward Spiral: Deluxe Edition)
Test Dept., “New World Order” (Legacy 1990-1993)
Revolting Cocks, “Mr. Lucky” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
Love and Rockets, “Motorcycle” (Love and Rockets)
The Motorcycle Boy, “Run Run Run” (Heaven & Hell – A Tribute To The Velvet Underground)
He Said, “Could You” (Take Care)
The Smiths, “Pretty Girls Make Graves” (The Smiths)

Joy Division, “Komakino” (Substance)
Lowlife, “As It Happens” (Permanent Sleep)
Cocteau Twins, “Blue Bell Knoll” (Blue Bell Knoll)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Bedbugs and Ballyhoo” (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Depeche Mode, “Dangerous” (Personal Jesus)
Code Industry, “Crimes Against the People” (Structure)
Section 25, “Looking From a Hilltop” (From the Hip)
HULA, “Torn Silk” (Voice)
The Sugarcubes, “Birthday” (Life’s Too Good)
The The, “Helpline Operator” (Dusk)
Figures on a Beach, “No Stars” (Just Say Yes)
Gene Loves Jezebel, “Pop Tarantula” (Promise)
Concrete Blonde, “The Sky is a Poisonous Garden” (Bloodletting)
The Mission, “Deliverance” (BBC Session) (The Mission at the BBC)


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. Next week can you dig up

    New Order – Ceremony
    Modern English – Carry Me Down
    Depeche Mode – More Than A Party
    Siouxsie And The Banshees- Switch
    Nine Inch Nails – Suck

  2. “500 (Shake Baby Shake)” by Lush for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. Thank you so much for the shoutout and for playing all my favorite Daniel Ash cuts! “Foolish Thing Desire,” “The Passion of Lovers,” and “Motorcycle” – all great tunes! Thanks Matt for all you do! Your show helps me discover great songs I’ve not heard before so thanks a bundle.

    Request for future show:
    No Worries – Love & Rockets

  4. Great set I would request “Judgment Day “ by Love and Rockets

  5. Once again this show amazes me with it’s picks I am still rooting for either “Losing Touch With My Mind” By Spacemen 3 or “Devil Town “ By Daniel Johnston

  6. Great selection for the Sinead O’Connor tribute. All great, but the end of Hour 3 killed it.

    Speaking of Concrete Blonde, on a future episode could you play something off their first incarnation’s EP, Dream 6 please? “Daddy Lied” is my favorite, though the early version of “Rain” would be good too.

    Thanks for the show. Have a good week.

  7. Twisted Nerve – Seance

  8. Figures on a beach from the Just say yes collection? That brought back memories. Pretty cool. Some really good cuts this week, Echo, Ash, and The opening cut was an especially nice touch, very fitting. Now I know you play Joy DIvision’s Dead Souls quite regularly, which is always a welcome choice, but Whenever the mood strikes you, how about playing NiN’s version of Dead Souls?

  9. Thank you Matt, btw, I’ll take all the Daf you got!

  10. This one is dedicated to you Matt.
    Killing Joke – Communion

  11. Each hour was hot!

    Here are some requests –

    Morrissey – Spring-Heeled Jim
    For Against – Over Nepal


  12. haunted when the minutes drag

    Great show, but Sinead deserves more than one. I think stretched on your grave would be good for next week.

  13. incredible show!!!! My birthday is on this Saturday…would love a shoegaze record or two to help me celebrate :)

  14. Morrissey – Speedway

    Thanks Matt

  15. Hi Matt, I´d like to request “Return” by Deine Lakaien. Thanks!

  16. Catherine

    The Passions- I’m in Love with a German Film Star

  17. Sorrow -Bad Religion

  18. Great show!
    If possible, could you play one of the following?

    Sinead O’Connor and Shane McGowan: Haunted
    Heavy Water Factory: Waking up in Darkeness
    VAST: Touched
    Nick Cave: Cassiels Song
    Coil: Panic
    Einsturzende Neubauten: Stella Maris
    Chris Connelly: Shipwreck

    Thank you!!!!!

  19. Starry episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Figures on a Beach, “No Stars”

    Request for future show:
    The The, “Kingdom of Rain”

    RIP Sinéad O’Connor

  20. A poignant and moving opener, RIP Sinead. Stellar set as always. Section 25 was the gobsmack track, so good. Can I request a fellow Factory artist with A Certain Ratio? Would love to hear “All Night Party”, a fitting song for our weekly communion.

    Have a grest week Matt, cheers!

  21. Thank you so much, love Sinead’s song, my favorite…one that I had on my mix CD that was like a journal entry at that time in my life.

  22. Great flow this week. Nice. Could you play some Pleasure Game (that’s Belgium, ya know.)
    “Le Dormeur”
    The original is a monster, the Paradox version is really cool, but the Marc Olivier remix is what’s up.
    Le dormer doit se reveiller
    The sleeper must awaken

  23. Hi Matt, Jesus and Marcy Chain “I Get Ahead” please! Thanks! Jim

  24. Great show! And, I remember Strangeways radio. Miss all of the great music I would hear on there.

    On a future episode, can you please play The Lucy Show – This is No Heaven. Thank you.

  25. Matt I enjoyed all three hours. I will have to give the nod to hour 1 for Sinead and Riboflavin.

    I remember in the early 80’s listening to a band called Radio Head from Huntington Beach CA. They had a different sound with a punk edge. If you can find Sitting’ Round My Place by Radio Head HB that would be brilliant. Love the show!

  26. Thanks for starting the show off with Last Day of Our Acquaintance. That was the first song that came to mind that I wanted to request when I heard of Sinead’s passing. Lion and the Cobra is such a genius album. She never got a fair shake after the “Pope” incident, but she should be in the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Such an amazing voice.
    Kingdom of Rain by The The would be another good tribute.

  27. Love the show and thanks for re-introducing me to Front 242.

    How about something off “Blood” by This Mortal Coil?


  28. Hey Matt, as a weekly listener I got to say…really enjoyed all songs played and especially one by “figures on the beach “song stars. Made me think of :
    Escalator of life- Robert Hazard.
    And Simple minds -81, 82,83. 84.

  29. any Ultra Vivid Scene (1967-1990) or Air Miami (Me Me Me just re-released )

  30. Hey Matt!

    So very cool to hear “Sweetest Chill” mid-Summer. Awesome!! My next request is also from Tinderbox — “not 91, or 93 … but 92 Fahrenheit degrees” …
    92 Degrees // Siouxsie & the Banshees

  31. D.J. Ducky

    Here’s a request I’ve not heard: The Durutti Column – “Sketch For Summer”

    Also, I don’t think my wife like your show, mainly because you have been responsible for the expansion of my record collection (i.e. 1919, A Certain Ratio, and Dali’s Car… to name a few)

  32. Lindsey L.

    Hi, Matt! I’m a touch late listening to your last episode, and it was brilliant. You chose such an amazing song from Sinead O’Connor, and continued with so many other great selections.
    I hope you’re enjoying your week, and I look forward to next Sunday’s show. <3

  33. Frederick Powell

    Submitting a request on behalf of the old DC heads, could a song from 9353 make the cut? Ghost or Color Anxiety would fit really well in any Dark Wave show. Thank you for considering it!

  34. Thanks Matt! for playing my request for figures on a beach and Bauhaus another request!
    Hand in glove – The Smiths
    Rescue – Echo and the Bunnymen

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