Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — March 27, 2022 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (3/27/22)

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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 also are available via Sirius XM’s On Demand service for online subscribers.


The Cult, “Nirvana” (Love)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Never Understand” (Psychocandy)
Skeletal Family, “Burning Oil” (Burning Oil)
Christian Death, “Electra Descending” (Catastrophe Ballet)
Concrete Blonde, “Caroline” (Bloodletting)
Bauhaus, “Drink the New Wine” (Drink the New Wine)
The Cure, “Disintegration” (Live) (Entreat)
Cocteau Twins, “Kookaburra” (Lullabies to Voilaine)
Pale Saints, “Blue Flower” (In Ribbons)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Bad Self Pt. 1” (12-Inch Version) (#8385 Collected Works)
D.A.F., “Sex Unter Wasser” (Das Beste Von DAF)
Skinny Puppy, “Stairs and Flowers” (The Singles Collect)
Front Line Assembly, “Right Hand of Heaven” (Corroded Disorder)

The Sisters of Mercy, “Dominion/Mother Russia” (Floodland)
New Order, “Murder” (12-Inch Version) (Power, Corruption & Lies)
Throwing Muses, “Mexican Women” (House Tornado)
Wire, “Silk Skin Paws” (A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Waiting for Mommie” (Confessions of a Knife)
SPK, “Flesh and Steel” (Machine Age Voodoo)
Nurse With Wound, “Yagga Blues” (Who Can I Turn To Stereo)
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel, “The Throne of Agony” (Nail)
Mighty Lemon Drops, “Inside Out” (World Without End)
Medicine with Elizabeth Fraser, “Time Baby III” (The Crow soundtrack)
Depeche Mode, “Love Thieves” (Ultra)
The Creatures, “Exterminating Angel” (Anima Animus)

Joy Division, “Transmission” (Substance)
Abecedarians, “Wildflower” (Eureka)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, “2nd Thought” (Organisation)
Japan, “European Son” (Assemblage)
Martin Dupont, “Full Moons and Mouths” (Hot Paradox)
The Sugarcubes, “Delicious Demon” (Life’s Too Good)
Pylon, “Feast On My Heart” (Gyrate)
Young Marble Giants, “Include Me Out” (Colossal Youth)
Eleven Pond, “Lost Girl” (Live) (Assemblage)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Scarecrow” (Peepshow)
Revolting Cocks, “Something Wonderful” (Beers, Steers + Queers)
Nitzer Ebb, “My Door is Open” (Industrial Complex)
Pigface, “Asphole” (Notes from Thee Underground)
Ministry, “Never Believe” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
The Smiths, “Bigmouth Strikes Again” (Live) (Rank)


Got a request? To be considered for next week’s show, drop it in the comments below by noon Tuesday. Requests will be considered 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. New Bauhaus is exciting for sure. Skinny Puppy is always a welcome addition to the evening. Man, drum machines don’t got no soul, which is why I love the Sisters. Thank you for the Wax Trax! Could we please, please, hear:

    The Cramps- Surfin’ Dead

    It would be a liminal auditory experience.

  2. Can you dig up “Pictures of Matchstick Men” by Camper Van Beethoven for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  3. Excellent episode tonight!

  4. Godflesh- Streetcleaner

  5. Yea- not industrial.

  6. Let’s Try “The Figurehead” by The Cure

  7. Loved the show tonight. Every hour had some great cuts, but the Nitzer Ebb/Japan/Eleven Pond/Martin Dupont and closing Industrial block put Hour 3 over the top.

    The OMD cut didn’t play. We got Cure’s “Seventeen Seconds” instead. I vaguely recall this happening last time you tried to play that track too I think.

    On a future episode, could you play some Blue Hollow? “Color of Night”, “Hearts Hang Souls” or “Raining Down” maybe. On a side note, how many bands would you play on your show that did a song named after themselves? I thought about this when I was listening to Blue Hollow’s LP. There’s Blue Hollow (“Blue Hollow”), Escape with Romeo (“Escape with Romeo”), and who else? Drawing a blank.

    Anyway, thanks for the good music. Have a great week.

  8. You played ‘2nd Thought’, Delicious Demon!! D.A.F’s epic Sex Unter Wasser!!?
    With Bigmouth as the cherry on top-

    Oh how I/we love you Mathew.
    Never ever stop!

  9. Theatre of Hate – Rebel Without a Brain

  10. Wow, another set straight from my college dorm room. Sweet! “Bigmouth Strikes Again” was a perfect complement to what happened at the Oscars…

    I wanted to put in a good word for I Speak Machine (i.e. instrumentalist/vocalist Tara Busch). She’s not from the “classic” era, but her industrial-edged vibe seems 100% compatible with the Dark Wave aesthetic. I saw here live in Boston
    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBqrIhClEDs) opening for Gary Numan (ahem). What a stunning, dynamic performance, for one woman with a microphone and a modest tower of keyboards and effects boxes (which she set up and took down herself). Numan’s set was great, but none of the promotional materials made any mention of the opening act, which seems borderline negligent. And it might be part of the reason (or a symptom of it) for why I have never heard of her before, despite being a follower of Dark Wave/Industrial/Goth/Synthpop since the early ’80s. She deserves a much bigger audience.

  11. Paul Rafanello

    How about Kommunity FK

  12. Hi Matt! So looking forward to hearing the show today on the app. It’s makes my Mondays so much better believe me! I also appreciate you playing requests. It’s always so nice to hear songs near and dear to me. And on that note… some possible suggestions for next time (Spring shoegaze, anyone?!)

    M83 – We Own the Sky
    Slowdive – When the Sun Hits
    Astral – Waterfall


  13. New Model Army (anything) and/or The Bolshoi “Sunday Morning”?

  14. I was going to request something by Jim Thirwell, but now I don’t need to as you got to it already. So how about Armageddon Dildos–East-West?

  15. Thanks for the New Order! Didn’t even realize the film samples would be extra appropriate given it was Oscars night. For next week, perhaps something from the Salvation soundtrack? New Order’s “Skullcrusher” is a great deep cut, but there’s also a couple of good obscure Cabaret Voltaire songs on there … I’m partial to “Twanky Party”.

  16. Yet another terrific set of tracks. Kudos for SPK, Foetus, D.A.F., Cabs, and [of course] Nurse With Wound! I won’t even bother asking for anything because it’ll get played sooner or later. My favorite DJ!

  17. Something from A House would be great. Preferably from On Our Big Fat Merry-Go-Round. Favorite songs: Call Me Blue, I’ll Always Be Grateful, That’s Not the Truth, Clump of Trees.

  18. Fields of the Nephilim – “Blue Water”

  19. REVOLTING COCKS-partial to live version of we shall cleanse the world but could be anything from LIVE! You GD son of a bitch, love it all. Thank you for improving my mental and spiritual health with our weekly communion.

  20. Thanks for another good show Matt!
    For next week,

    Ultra Vivid Scene-Mercy Seat

  21. Couple of requests for next week:

    Ivo’s 12” mix of Clan of Xymox A Day which is nuts but I love love love love

    And any of the long versions of Suicide songs!

  22. Balanced darkness in each hour!

    Here are some requests –

    The Misfits – London Dungeon
    Luna – Slash Your Tires


  23. Excellent show last Sunday!
    I’d like to request Pain Teens “Inside Me” or another track, and Killing Joke “Love Like Blood”

  24. Wonderful episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Revolting Cocks, “Something Wonderful”

    “But I´m weak, when I´m in this deep,
    It´s not a game anymore, it´s gone too FAR!”

  25. OK, I may have fibbed. Could you play Horrorhead by Mint Julep or Loop in Blue by Halou?

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