Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 18, 2024 at 11:00 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/18/24)

The Chameleons

“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 Sirius XM app.


The Pop Group, “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” (Y: Definitive Edition)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both Of Us” (Through the Looking Glass)
The Chameleons, “Swamp Thing” (Strange Times)
The Teardrop Explodes, “Use Me” (Kilimanjaro: Deluxe Edition)
David J, “I Can’t Shake This Shadow of Fear” (On Glass)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Burning Dirt” (Confessions of a Knife)
The Young Gods, “Did You Miss Me?” (The Young Gods)
Front Line Assembly, “Concussion” (Corroded Disorder)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Sleepwalking” (The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord)
The Church, “The Unguarded Moment” (Of Skins and Heart)
The Smiths, “London” (Louder Than Bombs)
The Sugarcubes, “Mama” (Life’s Too Good)
Tubeway Army, “Replicas” (Replicas)

Killing Joke, “European Super State” (Absolute Dissent)
Iron Curtain, “Like a Family” (Desertion 1982-1988)
Lydia Lunch, “Dance of the Dead Children” (13.13)
Abcedarians, “Dinner” (Resin)
Love and Rockets, “Holiday on the Moon” (Express)
Christian Death, “Luxury of Tears” (The Iron Mask)
The Cure, “Icing Sugar” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Some Candy Talking” (Psychocandy)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Some Kind of Stranger” (First and Last and Always)
Skinny Puppy, “Dead Lines” (Bites)
Revolting Cocks, “Mr. Lucky” (Linger Ficken’ Good)
Nitzer Ebb, “Border Talk” (Big Hit)
Pailhead, “Ballad” (Side Trax)

The Cramps, “Surfin’ Dead” (Smell of Female)
Dead Boys, “Sonic Reducer” (Young, Loud and Snotty)
Buzzcocks, “I Believe” (A Different Kind of Tension)
Stiff Little Fingers, “Suspect Device” (Inflammable Material)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Stormy Weather” (Siberia)
Snake Corps, “Save My Heart” (Flesh on Flesh)
The The, “Helpline Operator” (Dusk)
This Ascension, “For a Day” (Tears in Rain)
Martin L. Gore, “Compulsion” (Counterfeit EP)
The Normal, “Warm Leatherette” (Warm Leatherette/T.V.O.D.)
HULA, “Ghost Rattle” (Murmur)
Colin Newman, “Alone” (A-Z)
Joy Division, “Insight” (Unknown Pleasures)
Bauhaus, “The Spy in the Cab” (In the Flat Field)


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. 





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  1. It’s always a good night when you play anything from Confessions of a Knife. Nights that include Daniel Ash are even better. Holiday on the Moon was perfectly placed. Thank you kindly for the Surfin Dead. Now that we are on the subject of great Christian Death songs, could we hear:

    Christian Death – Spiritual Cramp (Creux Lies Mix)

    This may have been one of your top 10 shows. You could never play Birthday too much. Thank you for doing the Lord’s work.

  2. “Dragon” by the Sugarcubes/Björk for the (next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. Wonderful show overall, but it was Hour 2 for me hands down. Some of my favorite songs by Iron Curtain, ABCrians, Cure, and Nitzer. Great stuff.

    Would like to hear some Eleven Pond on a future episode please. “Watching Trees”, “Blood Ruins Film”, or “Sitting on Chairs” maybe.

    When did you start adding the links to buy the albums? Nice touch. Appreciate it. Have a great rest of your week.

  4. Thank you for the buzzy Hour 3 start that included a Buzzcocks’ request.

  5. Nice setlist this week. Going deep on Replicas with the title track was a nice touch as was Stiff Little Fingers

  6. Haven’t been commenting lately but I still keep up with the playlists, you can gurantee that. Was lovely to hear “Holiday On the Moon” last night and that David J solo track. Certainly one of my favorites from David J’s solo career.

    Have a great week!

  7. Great show tonight. Thank you for Chameleons Swamp Thing. I am verified Norcal swamp thing today, tomorrow n probably for the foreseeable. Going to see Gary Numan and FLA on 2/28. Ty for the tracks tonight! Can you resurrect “New You” by MBV? Inspirational song and I am looking forward to Spring, 2024. What tracks do you think FLA will get down with for the Gary Numan show? Ty -tvgabe

  8. David J in on 3 songs last night !! Nice!

    Matt, can I hear Pornography – the song – by The Cure please
    Doesn’t get much “darker” than this


  9. Loving The Young Gods, Japan & Killing Joke trax on the recent playlist!!!

    Here’s a request…Sister Machine Gun Wired & Die Warzau Welcome To America


  10. This episode was full of bangers. Thank you especially for playing “Some Kind of Stranger”.
    Could I hear some Einstürzende Neubauten on a future episode?

  11. Southern Death Cult – Moya

  12. Scratch Acid – Cannibal (1984)
    The Cure – I Just Need Myself (1978)

  13. Wow all 3 hours were super awesome….Swamp Thing…man I love that song…I could here it 20 times in a row and not get sick of it. Thank you for Warm Leatherette…such a cold, antiseptic classic!! Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Metric – Monster Hospital
    Blancmange – Don’t Tell Me
    Furniture – Brilliant Mind

    Thanks again as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  14. Jonathan Leon

    Hello! Great mix this week.
    I’ve heard that The Crow is celebrating 30 years. Can you play The Jesus and Mary Chain – Snakedriver? That would be great!

  15. Wow, that first set…!!

  16. I think my recent requests have been cursed! lol I see “Some Candy Talking” in the playlist but heard “Birthday” in the slot. Oh well, at least I got to hear Jim and William Reid in the mix!
    Loved the Cramps followed by Dead Boys!

    A request for an upcoming show:
    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds “The Ship Song”

    Thank you!

    • In the words of the giant on Twin Peaks, “It is happening again.” “Birthday” was indeed in the “Some Candy Talking” slot. Great call on the Bad Seeds track Nicole, easy second on that one.

      • ah! ok I’m not losing it after all! heard that (Birthday, which was on a recent week) too but saw the playlist and was thoroughly doubting myself…

  17. Enjoyed all three hours Matt. How about Living in Another World by Talk Talk.

  18. Finely balanced set. Thanks for the Abecedarians track, excellent choice! I’m determined to track down their album Eureka on vinyl, no luck thus far. Chameleons and The The were highlights as well as the punk block to open hour 3. Great cut from David J and a lead vocal from the man on a great Love and Rockets b-side was sweet. Triple whammy with some Bauhaus to close out the show was inspired.

    Could we hear “Six Strings That Drew Blood” from The Birthday Party on a future show?

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  19. Last night I was struck by the sonic similarities between Warm Leatherette and Ministry’s Flashback. I wonder if uncle Al was inspired by the former? Or maybe I’m hearing things in my excitement to see Ministry + Gary Numan soon!

    Hey on that note, how about Flashback for an upcoming episode?

    Thanks for another great episode Matt!

    I think it was last week that I listened to the repeat and the song that plays once the episode is over is no longer Pretty In Pink. End of an era!

  20. Matt Good Show
    Some of my favs from the night are This Ascension, Killing Joke and Snake Corps.

  21. A request for Gang Of Four – To Hell With Poverty

  22. Great tunes in each hour! Always appreciate the punk blocks.

    With the recent announcement of the No Values (https://novalues.com/) festival this June, can I make a future request for any Misfits and Iggy Pop song of your choosing? Thanks!

  23. I’m a fairly new listener and new to Sirius XM. This show is one of the reasons why I got a subscription and this recent episode is some of the best radio I ever heard! If you are taking requests then can you play Vexation by Front Line Assembly? Thanks!

  24. Great show!! I’d love to hear anything off of Lift by love and rockets (or the sisters’ cover of Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door)

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