Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 29, 2023 at 11:05 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — The Halloween Spectacular (10/29/23)

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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 via the SXM app.

Plus, this week’s episode — the annual Halloween Spectacular — will replay at 10 p.m. Eastern on Halloween night, immediately following Marky Ramone’s 1stWave Blitzkrieg.


The Cramps, “The Creature From the Black Leather Lagoon” (Stay Stick!)
The Birthday Party, “Release the Bats” (Hits)
Virgin Prunes, “Deadly Sins” (The Moon Looked Down and Laughed)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “The Ghost in You” (Superstition)
The Damned, “Grimly Fiendish” (The Bad Trip Mix) (The Light at the End of the Tunnel)
Christian Death, “Deathwish” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” (Crackle)
Japan, “Halloween” (In Vogue)
Cocteau Twins, “Blood Bitch” (Garlands)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Bury Me Deep” (First and Last and Always)
Dead Kennedys, “Halloween” (Milking the Sacred Cow)
Violent Femmes, “Country Death Song” (Hallowed Ground)
The Gun Club, “Ghost on the Highway” (Fire of Love)

The Cure, “Funeral Party” (Faith)
The Smiths, “Suffer Little Children” (The Smiths)
Pixies, “Dead” (Doolittle)
Killing Joke, “Love Like Blood” (Night Time)
Ministry, “Halloween” (Remix) (Twelve Inch Singles)
ClockDVA, “Black Angels Death Song” (Advantage)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “And This is What The Devil Does” (I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits)
Laibach, “Sympathy For the Devil” (Anthems)
Depeche Mode, “Ghosts Again” (Memento Mori)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “The Killing Moon” (Ocean Rain)
Kate Bush, “Hammer Horror” (Lionheart)
The Jazz Butcher, “Zombie Love” (Bath of Bacon)

Alien Sex Fiend, “Now I’m Feeling Zombified” (Curse)
Inflatable Boy Clams, “Skeletons” (Inflatable Boy Clams)
Concrete Blonde, “Bloodletting (The Vampire Song)” (Bloodletting)
Joy Division, “Dead Souls” (Still)
New York Dolls, “Frankenstein” (New York Dolls)
Scratch Acid, “Cannibal” (The Greatest Gift)
The Church, “Day of the Dead” (Sometime Anywhere)
Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
45 Grave, “Partytime” (Sleep in Safety)
13th Chime, “Coffin Maker” (The Singles 1981-1983)
Suicide, “Ghost Rider” (Suicide)
The Misfits, “Halloween” (Collection 2)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “Stagger Lee” (Murder Ballads)


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. Kickass Halloween playlist Matt!

  2. “Love + Kisses” by Altered Images for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. Brilliant show, Matt – can’t wait to hear it again on Halloween night! I’ve been looking forward to it all month long, and, needless to say, it did not disappoint; just perfect.
    Hope you have an awesome week! <3

  4. For next can you dig out

    Clan Of Xymox – A Day (Remix)
    Joy Division – Autosuggestion
    Depeche Mode – Halo
    New Order – Ceremony
    Nine Inch Nails – Something I Can Never Have
    Sonic Youth – Cotton Crown

  5. Quite the playlist this year! Interesting that you didn’t play something from Siouxsie’s Juju album but played a cut from a different album. An Interesting and welcome surprise. Always look forward to the Halloween special.

  6. Next week could we get “Murder” by New Order

  7. Perfect playlist for Halloween! I don’t look forward to the weekend ending but I was excited to stream your show for the Monday morning commute. Thank you, Matt!

    And I’d like to make a request for an upcoming show (in a shoegaze segment):
    Ride “Like a Daydream”

    • That is killer request Nicole. I remember Matt played Ride’s “Like a Snowflake” last year around Christmas. Check that out if you haven’t heard it before, pretty cool track.

      • Hi Nathan, Yes, I remember Matt playing it last year! It was the first time I had heard it…It’s one of the many joys of listening to this show – hearing a mix of new and old tunes. I’ve enjoyed the recent shoegaze blocks so I thought I would throw in a request for one of my favorites from Ride. So glad to know you’re a fan too!

        • Ride are so good. If you get a chance to see them on tour in January with The Charlatans you don’t want to miss em. When I saw them back in February they played Nowhere in its entirety and then came out and played another four songs for the encore. Great show!

  8. I’m not sure ‘spectacular’ is a strong enough adjective for just how perfect this set was Matt. I was very happy that I was able to listen live from start to finish. That opening to hour 2 was quite powerful with The Funeral Party and Suffer Little Children. Such an amazing flow to the entire set, you really outdid yourself this week, many many thanks. I’ll be listening to this one on the app all week.

    Xtina, Rob, Brad, and Nicole have already thrown out some awesome requests so I’ll just second any one of those. Great selections!

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  9. Throwing Muses – Bright Yellow Gun

  10. Wow great spooktacular playlist!!!! I can’t wait to listen to it in it’s entirety. Thank you for the Concrete Blonde….it’s a staple! Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Tones on Tail – Go
    Gary Numan – Down in the Park
    The Cure – At Night

    Thanks again as always!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  11. Great show, perfect set! Happy Halloween all!

  12. Great playlist! Request for a future episode- “The Devil is an Englishman ” by Thomas Dolby.

  13. I was not expecting the Violent Femmes on the Halloween Spectacular, but “Country Death Song” fit in quite nicely. I just saw them on Friday wrapping up their current tour and they still sound phenomenal. Cheers, Matt

  14. Excellent Halloween spectacular last night!! I look forward to that all year!

  15. Another good Halloween DW!

    Here are some requests –

    Executive Slacks – Smoking Man
    Sort Sol – Marble Station


  16. Dark Wave Halloween Spectacular, indeed!!! Great show, Matt. Thank you.

  17. Great playlist this year. Was so happy to hear Violent Femmes “Country Death Song”, and back to back with Gun Club was perfect.

    Have a great week and Happy Halloween.

  18. Ghostly episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Depeche Mode, “Ghosts Again”

    “Everybody says goodbye”

  19. Some great choices here! Saw Nick Cave at the Orpheum on the 28 for the first time, and I rather enjoyed it! On a side note: Duran Duran covers Siouxsie on their new album, I thought that was pretty cool!

  20. I’m requesting Stranger to Stranger – Evening Opus (Pts. 1, 2 & 3), please?

  21. Really enjoyed the Halloween Special Sunday!!!
    Past suggested songs played by Dead Kennedys, Bauhaus, Ministry were played.

    Have a request: The Sisters of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection or maybe Ministry – Here we go – off of Ministry with Sympathy

    : )

  22. Great Halloween show Matt!!!! And it’s about damn time DW got a bonus replay! My Question is why dont Dark Wave get a least one replay during the week. Lust for list and other shows do.

  23. Request for DarkWave or for next Halloween: Shriekback “Nemesis.” (Perhaps this is frequently requested, though?).

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