Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — June 16, 2024 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (6/16/24)

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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 Sirius XM app.


A Certain Ratio, “Wild Party” (12-Inch Version) (Wild Party)
New Order,” Dreams Never End” (Movement)
And Also the Trees, “Scythe and Spade” (Virus Meadow)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Lunar Camel” (Kaleidoscope)
Love and Rockets, “Kundalini Express” (Express)
Bigod 20, “Like a Prayer” (Like a Prayer)
Ministry, “Breathe” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Revolting Cocks, “No Devotion” (Big Sexy Land)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Sex on Wheelz” (Sexplosion)
Virgin Prunes, “Caucasian Walk” (…If I Die, I Die)
Christian Death, “Deathwish” (Only Theatre of Pain)
Danielle Dax, “Bed Caves” (Dark Adapted Eye)
Ski Patrol, “Extinguish” (Mark Lusardi’s 2014 Restoration Mix) (Versions of a Life: Recordings 1979-81)
Theatre of Hate, “Rebel Without a Brain” (The Singles Collection)

The Cure, “The Figurehead” (Pornography)
Peter Murphy, “Deep Ocean Vast Sea” (Deep)
The The, “Kingdom of Rain” (Mind Bomb)
The Mission, “Deliverance” (Carved in Sand)
Depeche Mode, “If You Want” (Some Great Reward)
Vicious Pink, “Cccan’t You See” (Vicious Pink)
The Bubblemen, “The Bubblemen Are Coming” (Tropical Hot Dog)
ClockDVA, “The Hacker” (The Hacker)
Dominatrix, “The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight” (The Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight)
Patti Smith, “Dancing Barefoot” (Wave)
Ghost Dance, “The Grip of Love” (Gathering Dust)
Au Pairs, “Love Song” (Stepping Out of Line)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Gimme Shelter” (Some Girls Wander By Mistake)

Bauhaus, “Double Dare” (In the Flat Field)
Eyeless in Gaza, “Seven Years” (Photographs as Memories)
Joy Division, “The Eternal” (Hearts and Soul)
The Chameleons, “Mad Jack” (Strange Times)
Nine Inch Nails, “We’re In this Together” (The Fragile)
Ministry, “You Know What You Are” (Land of Rape and Honey)
Nitzer Ebb, “Warsaw Ghetto” (That Total Age)
Front Line Assembly, “Mindphaser” (Tactical Neural Implant)
Lard, “Bozo Skeleton” (The Last Temptation of Reid)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Nine Million Rainy Days” (Darklands)
Cocteau Twins, “In the Gold Dust Rush” (Head Over Heels)
Tubeway Army, “It Must Have Been Years” (Replicas)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Show of Strength” (Heaven Up Here)
The Smiths, “I Know It’s Over” (The Queen is Dead)


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. “No Time To Cry” by the Sisters of Mercy for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  2. Great show. Tough call, but I’m going to go with Hour 3 this week. The cuts from Chameleons, Nine Inch Nails, and Cocteau Twins were all highlights.

    Had David Sylvian in my head all this past week. Would like to request either Japan’s “Fall In Love With Me” or “Orpheus” from Secrets of the Beehive for a future episode please.

    Thanks. And have a great week.

  3. Ccccan’t You See – what a totally obscure but fantastic summer of 1983 synth-dance record. The French Extended Mix is the one to go for next time in my humble opinion.

  4. I always enjoy your show, but this week was by far my favorite of the last year or two! Seriously. Damn. Thank you! That Clock DVA track always reminds me of a long lost friend who I still miss. You seemed to pick my favorite songs by many of these bands – and Show Of Strength topped it off!

    I’m really glad that Lard is making more regular appearances. They will always hold a special place in my heart.

    The two Ministry selections were a nice surprise! No one compares to Uncle Al. It was so great to see him at this year’s Cruel World.

    I love Vicious Pink! Want to encore them with the naughtiness of either Fetish or Take Me Now?

    The Figurehead was wonderful! I’d love to hear In Your House.

    At the time The Fragile came out, I was doing data entry temp work. I had a room to myself, headphones and a CD Walkman. I forget which disc – left or right, but that was the perfect music for what I was doing. It was far different from the previous releases, but I bonded with it and had it on repeat for months. For what it’s worth, maybe try putting it on in the background when you have something mind-numbing to do. It really helps get through it : – )

  5. Really great show tonight, Matt! Thank you for Joy Division.

  6. Spear of Destiny – Last Card

  7. Since Serge Gainsbourg was in the news this past week, maybe his song with Brigitte Bardot , Bonnie and Clyde, from the movie Laurel Canyon

    • Matt, if you’re inclined to take us on a French wave…I would love to hear Blur’s version of “to the end” with Francoise Hardy (who recently passed away RIP). Yes, I know some dark wavers will scoff at the mention of Blur!!! lol

  8. “Shine on Sweet Jesus” – The Flaming Lips

    • Second this! – I’d def love to hear some Flaming Lips on the show! The closest I’ve heard was Mercury Rev (which was bomb, of course!). Few years before Valor of C. Death ever dreamed up his classic Sex and Drugs and Jesus Christ album art, them boys from Oklahoma were singing all about Jesus Shootin’ … :-)


  9. Lots of great selections last night, Matt! I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the Bubblemen – did NOT expect that one for sure! And Bigod 20’s take on Madonna was a memorable listen. Thanks for another great show!

  10. Great Setlist, Danielle Dax, The The, Tubeway Army, NiN. All great choices.

  11. Great stuff! If at all possible in the future:
    Train From Kansas City – The Shop Assistants
    Nine Million Rainy Days – Jesus and Mary Chain
    Revolution – Spacemen 3

  12. Hey Matt,
    I’d like to request one of the following for an upcoming show:
    Concrete Blonde – Jonestown
    Sisters of Mercy – You Could Be the One
    Cranes – Starblood
    Thanks & Cheers!

  13. Any way you could play the acoustic version of Dead Man Walking from David Bowie and Reeves Gabrels circa Earthling? It’s probably better than the album version but they’re both great. Thanks

  14. Mancunian block to kick off the show was outstanding! And a double serving of Ministry? Thank you very much. And I always love when there’s a track by a band I’ve never heard of, this week it was Eyeless in Gaza, great stuff.

    Could we hear “Mainly Mornings” by Kitchens of Distinction on a future show?

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  15. Great show. Loved Dominatrix! Also thanks for keeping the Au Pairs coming! I bought “Stepping Out of Line” on vinyl. Thank you, Dark Wave!

    • Actually it’s “Playing with a Different Sex” — that’s the album I got. And how about “Headache for Michelle?”

  16. Anti-Nowhere League – So What (1981)
    Depeche Mode – Useless (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session) (1998)

  17. Excellent program Matt! Thank you so much for the PM ….’well that’s deep’!! Love that! Thank you also for the DM….I find I listen to Black Celebration and Some Great reward ALOT still … maybe it’s because it’s the first two albums I heard from them. Anywho thank you for taking into account our requests…dark wavers collectively select winners every single program!! Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Book of Love – I Touch Roses
    The Ocean Blue – Between Something and Nothing
    The Soup Dragons – I’m Free

    Thanks again as always!!!! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  18. Great deep cuts in each hour!

    Here are some requests –

    The Flesh Eaters – See You In the Boneyard
    The Smiths – Sweet and Tender Hooligan


  19. Wintermute

    Salvation, “Girlsoul”

    Thanks, Matt!

  20. OohOohOoh missing this on Sun night is just the worst, but Love and Rockets helps me forget. And then you had to make my Father’s Day weekend even better by remedying the Madonna situation.

    So, let’s get weird:

    Klaus Nomi- Lightning Strikes

    The Dominatrix Sleeps tonight hit me in my soul. I couldn’t possibly list all the great songs you played tonight. Sincerely thank you for doing the Lord’s work.

  21. Catherine

    The Trees – Delta Sleep

  22. Fantastic show as always. I’d love to hear some Gargoyle Sox in a future episode. Not a popular band by any means but I loved them back in the day and feel like it would fit perfectly on Dark Wave.

  23. Oh hell yea! Double Dare – Bauhaus. Every time I hear this I immediately return to 8th grade when I first heard…WTF am I listening to?! My god I love it and I must have more !!

  24. Hey Matt

    Thanks for playing He Said the other week!… love it when we get to hear Graham Lewis (w/ Wire is cool too!).

    How about these for requests:

    Bite My Hip // Bauhaus (yes an “earlier incarnation” of one of their more popular tracks from 1983!). Appearing on a Bela Lugosi 12″ and essentially otherwise unreleased (just found that out! :o).

    In the event that doesn’t sound too appealing – perhaps then She’s in Parties, from ’83 as well… :)

    Oh yes & BTW – next time you are going for Madonna covers(!).. don’t forget about Lords of the New Church and that fabulous rendition of Like a Virgin! (and their hilarious pose on the cover !!).


  25. Thank you for playing my Patti Smith request – still can’t believe I met her, a true pinch me moment…Loved the songs from Love and Rockets, JAMC, Peter Murphy, Bauhaus…and that song from The Smiths is achingly beautiful.

    A request for a future shoe gaze block:
    The Verve “slide away”

  26. Pappy Kalamari

    Camper Van Beethoven “Cowboys From Hollywood”
    Front 242 “Rhythm of Time”
    Evaporators “Welcome To My Castle”
    Skinny Puppy “Welcome Back Kotter Theme”

    Thanks Matt! Keep on slicin’ and dicin’!!

  27. Thanks for taking requests. It would be awesome if you could play “LA” by Boy Harsher. To my beautiful wife Casey.

  28. Loved loved LOVED hearing my favorite Nitzer Ebb song, Warsaw Ghetto! Love the show, I try to tune in every week ♡

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