Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 8, 2023 at 11:01 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (10/8/23)

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 via the SXM app.


Front 242, “Rerun Time” (Official Version)
The Chameleons, “Singing Rule Britannia” (What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
Simple Minds, “70 Cities As Love Brings the Fall” (Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call)
David J, “I’ll Be Your Chauffeur” (Songs From Another Season)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Villiers Terrace” (Crocodiles)
New Order, “Shake It Up” (Lost Sirens)
Abecedarians, “Ghosts” (Eureka)
Gary Numan, “Down in the Park” (Live) (Living Ornaments ’79)
Magazine, “A Song From Under the Floorboards” (The Correct Use of Soap)
The Cure, “All I Want” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Head On” (Live) (Honey’s Dead: Expanded Edition)
Public Image Ltd., “Four Enclosed Walls” (Flowers of Romance)
Killing Joke, “Frenzy” (Fire Dances)

The Grinning Plowman, “Killing Floor” (Days of Deformity)
Caterwaul, “The Sheeps a Wolf” (Pin and Web)
Specimen, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” (Batastrophe)
The Damned, “The Limit Club” (The Chiswick Singles)
Nitzer Ebb, “Let Beauty Loose” (That Total Age)
Ministry, “Over the Shoulder” (Twitched)
Skinny Puppy, “First Aid” (Cleanse Fold and Manipulate)
Front Line Assembly, “No Limit” (Gashed Senses & Crossfire)
Revolting Cocks, “Attack Ships on Fire” (Big Sexy Land)
The Church, “A New Season” (Starfish)
The Smiths, “Cemetry Gates” (The Queen is Dead)
Japan, “In Vogue” (In Vogue)
Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)

Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Dazzle” (Hyaena)
The Sisters of Mercy, “First and Last and Always” (First and Last and Always)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Dead and Buried” (Dead and Buried)
1919, “Tear Down These Walls” (The Complete Collection)
Fad Gadget, “Collapsing New People” (Gag)
Chris & Cosey, “Deep Velvet” (Trust)
Depeche Mode, “Shouldn’t Have Done That” (A Broken Frame)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Ghost Talk” (Drinking Gasoline)
Joy Division, “Atmosphere” (Heart and Soul)
Bauhaus, “Hair of the Dog” (Mask)
Snake Corps, “Victory Parade” (Flesh on Flesh)
The Mission, “Butterfly on a Wheel” (BBC Live Session) (Mission at the BBC)
Morrissey, “That’s Entertainment” (The HMV/Parlophone Singles ’88-’95)


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. Great episode tonight Matt!

  2. You pulled out so many great tracks, I’m speechless! Simple Minds, Bauhaus, solo David J, Love & Rockets, Japan – you really hit the nail on the head with your picks tonight! A superb show!

    I’ve got no requests to make. I’ll simply bid you a great week. Looking forward to next weekend!

  3. “Cat House” by Danielle Dax for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  4. Thanks very much for the Caterwaul and the great show. I’m really torn as to give it to Hour 2 or Hour 3 tonight. I think I’m going to have call it a tie, at least until I listen to the show a few more times on the Ap.

    Thanks again and have a great week.

  5. Hi, Matt! This has been another awesome show. It was wonderful to hear that live version of Down In The Park; there’s nothing like a Gary Numan concert. So brilliant. Closing the show with The Mission and Morrissey was perfection as well.
    Have an amazing week – and a belated thank-you for playing Kate Bush during last week’s episode! We love Dark Wave! <3

  6. I’m just thrilled Rerun Time opened up the 3 hour set! Thanks Matt!

    • I’m with Darren. Rerun Time is my fave Front 242 track! Nice to hear them open up 3 hours of great cuts. Thanks for another spectacular show, Matt!!

  7. Thanks for playing my request! Was thinking of colder by throwing muses since it’s been getting colder outside! Ty again!

  8. Leftfield – Open Up (featuring John Lydon)

    • Wow pure magic….a lot of favorites played tonight Matt! Thank you for the Specimen and ASF tracks. ♥️ Some possible suggestions for next time:

      Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign
      Ride – Twisterella
      Lush – Single Girl

      Thanks again as always!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  9. Hey Matt,

    Another great show!

    For a future show maybe you can play Melting Away
    By Absolute Body Control?
    Thank You,

    Until Next Week

  10. Love and Rockets, Haunted….resonates with me…and I sing it often. It’s on my running list, not because it’s fast but because it comforts me, like a friend.

  11. Tina
    October 9, 2023 at 5:08 pm · Reply
    Wow pure magic….a lot of favorites played tonight Matt! Thank you for the Specimen and ASF tracks. ♥️ Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign
    Ride – Twisterella
    Lush – Single Girl

    Thanks again as always!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  12. Great show as always. Love the Gary Numan and Magazine tracks, always a favorite.
    Could you play My Heart by The Danse Society?

    Thanks, Matt. Keep going dark every Sunday, I’ll be listening.

  13. Hey Matt!

    These last two broadcasts have been OFF THE HOOK! Soooooo very good – no need to list all of the tracks. Supremely worthwhile – THANK YOU!! :-)

    A couple of requests for future shows:

    Break the Black Ice // Death in June
    Blues From A Gun // JAMC


  14. Matt,
    First off, thanks for playing the Circle Jerks last week. What a surprise. I wasn’t sure how you’d fit them in, but you did it and I thank you. Under appreciated band that always delivered the goods. It was great to hear them on the show.

    With regards to new stuff, PIL’s End of World is amazing. Can you please play LFCF on a future episode. Another fun Lydon track I had forgotten about is The Animal Speaks he did with the Golden Palominos. If you could dig that one up, it would be awesome.

    Thanks Again

  15. This Blade Runner fan thought it was a great episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Revolting Cocks, “Attack Ships on Fire”

  16. How about a little shoegaze?

    Pale Saints – Hunted
    Catherine Wheel – Pain
    Lush – Kiss Chase

  17. “Ghost Dub”

    Halloween vibes y’all- Jack Dangers style.

  18. Wonderful DW!

    Here are some requests –

    Slowdive – Souvlaki Space Station
    Ministry – I’m Falling


  19. Great show as always Matt. Thanks for the shoutout and Chameleons track, much appreciated!

    I suspect you’ve got a delightful Halloween episode in store for us in a couple of weeks. Two awesome bands both have tracks called “Halloween,” certainly appropriate for the occasion. Siouxsie and The Banshees off the great Juju album. And The Dream Syndicate off their debut album, The Days of Wine and Roses.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  20. Matt, how about a selection (DJ’s choice) from the Violent Femmes 1st album to celebrate the 40th anniversary reissue?

    Always enjoy the show. Thanks for playing the good stuff!

  21. With Halloween approaching how about.
    Ministry- every day is Halloween

  22. If not ready for Halloween music yet.

    Shoegaze pic would be
    Chapterhouse- Inside of me- off of Whirlpool ext.

  23. Great setlist! Loved hearing the Live Version of Down in the Park – still one of my favorites, thanks!
    I caught it on demand and it was a very fast three hours indeed!

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