Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — September 26, 2021 at 10:58 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (9/26/21)

Cabaret Voltaire

“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.


Southern Death Cult, “False Faces” (The Southern Death Cult)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Ornaments of Gold” (Peepshow)
Bauhaus, “The Sanity Assassin” (Bauhaus 1979–1983)
Modern English, “Life in the Gladhouse” (Life in the Gladhouse)
The Sound, “Skeletons” (From the Lion’s Mouth)
Cabaret Voltaire, “Sensoria” (12-Inch Version) (Micro-Phonies)
Einstürzende Neubauten, “The Interimlovers” (Tabula Rasa)
Severed Heads, “We Have Come to Bless the House” (City Slab Horror)
The Normal, “Warm Leatherette” (Warm Leatherette)
The Cure, “The Last Day of Summer” (Bloodflowers)
Throwing Muses, “Furious” (Red Heaven)
Buzzcocks, “Why Can’t I Touch It?” (A Different Kind of Tension)
New Model Army, “I Love the World” (Thunder and Consolation)

Skinny Puppy, “Rivers” (Rabies)
Front 242, “No Shuffle” (Moments…)
Tones on Tail, “Performance” (Everything!)
Fad Gadget, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Under the Flag)
Depeche Mode, “Lie to Me” (Some Great Reward)
The Sisters of Mercy, “First and Last and Always” (First and Last and Always)
Peter Murphy, “Strange Kind of Love” (Deep)
The The, “Helpline Operator” (Dusk)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Pictures On My Wall” (Crocodiles)
Public Image Ltd., “Death Disco” (Metal Box)
Abecedarians, “Smiling Monarchs” (Smiling Monarchs)
Cocteau Twins, “Alas Dies Laughing” (Lullabies)
This Mortal Coil, “The Jeweller” (Filigree & Shadow)
Wire, “I Am the Fly” (Chairs Missing)

Lard, “Pineapple Face” (The Last Temptation of Reid)
Ministry, “Deity” (Land of Rape and Honey)
KMFDM, “Vogue” (Money)
Nitzer Ebb, “Fun To Be Had” (Showtime)
Joy Division, “Ice Age” (Still)
X-Ray Spex, “Art-I-Ficial” (Germ Free Adolescents)
David J, “Too Clever By Half” (Crocodile Tears and the Velvet Cosh)
Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights” (The Kick Inside)
Fields of the Nephilim, “For Her Light” (Revelations)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Sex on Wheelz” (Sexplosion)
Pailhead, “Ballad” (Side Trax)
Iron Curtain, “Love Can Never Die” (Desertion 1982-1988)
Killing Joke, “European Super State” (Absolute Dissent)
Love and Rockets, “If There’s a Heaven Above” (Canada Mix) (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)


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. Can you dig up “No Stars” by Figures On a Beach for next Sunday’s show? Thanx!

  2. Great show tonight, Matt!

  3. Great tracks from Throwing Muses, Abecedarians, Iron Curtain, NMA, and Buzzcocks. Thanks for all of them.

    Would like to ask for something from Deine Lakaien in an upcoming show. Maybe “Momma, There’s a Ghost” or “Love Me To The End”. The live version of “Colour-ize” off the 30 Year Retrospective might be nice too.

    As usual, appreciate the show. Have a great week.

  4. Just when I think the show can’t get any better, it does. Nicely done Matt. Have a great week

  5. Such a shame about Richard Kirk! It seemed like his career was just picking up again. From CV to his other projects (Sweet Exorcist, Sandoz, Electronic Eye, etc) he has influenced generations of musicians, djs, & multimedia artists – where would the likes of Human League, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Aphex Twin, Richie Hawtin be without him?

    For a future episode, perhaps something off Cabaret Voltaire’s Plasticity – such as “Low Cool”?

  6. Sensational episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    Cabaret Voltaire, “Sensoria”

    “Trickles up, trickles down
    Frankly, I don’t give a damn
    Sensoria, sensoria, sensoria, sensoria”

    RIP Richard H. Kirk, you trailblazer you.

  7. We look forward to your show every Sunday. May I request 16 Bit “Where are
    You?” I’m obsessed with the video and cannot move to the song. Don’t think I’ve heard it on Darkwave before

  8. We look forward to your show every Sunday. May I request 16 Bit “Where are
    You?” For next Sunday’s show… I’m obsessed with the video and cannot move to the song. Don’t think I’ve heard it on Darkwave before

  9. Matt, what a fantastic show last night! The Sound and Severed Heads in Hour 1 were a particular treat, but the entire show was perfectly sequenced. Thank you for playing my request for Cocteau Twins in Hour 2, and for always keeping it dark. Cheers!

  10. Fantastic show Matt!!!!!! Thank you for one of the absolute best DM tracks during hour 2

  11. RIP Richard H Kirk. May all the pioneers of industrial live on forever.

    Next week, I’d like to make a request for Shriekback’s “MY Spine is the Bassline.” Thank you.

  12. A few suggestions:

    “Mother Stands For Comfort” – Kate Bush
    “Faded Flowers” – Shriekback
    “Black Metallic” – Catherine Wheel
    “Homesick” – The Cure

  13. Loved the CV remembrance and that first hour.

    Here are some DW requests –

    The Birthday Party – The Friend Catcher
    New Order – Mesh


  14. Hour one ripped Matt. Love all the plays related to Bauhaus. Requesting Gary Numan My Shadow in Vain. Have a great week.

  15. Could you play something off of the live in concert album by the jesus and mary chain
    Probably around the likes of
    “Happy when it rains”
    “Blues from the gun” possibly even

  16. Maybe we could hear the likes of
    The House Of Love
    Maybe something off of their bbc session songs
    Also sometime in the future if there could be some show where (ONLY LIVE SONGS/TRACKS were played )
    Were one day closer to halloweens playlist at the end of this next month. !!!!!!!
    I agree with playing the track “My spine is the bassline“ and any song by Shriekback for that matter
    Thankkkks MATT !!!

  17. Such a fantastic show, thanks Matt. For next week, could you play “This Love” by Daniel Ash? Thanks!

  18. I got off my shift, turned on the radio and Lie to Me was just starting. I listened to hour one today and can’t wait to listen to the rest of the show, It’s like a good book you don’t want to end.
    Thanks for playing The Buzzcocks!
    Consider perhaps Red Lorry Yellow Lorry ‘Spinning Round’.
    I saw them in their Paint Your Wagon days. Peabody’s Down Under in the Cleveland Flats, was right up front just like at Love and Rockets at the same place around the same time.
    God speed Matt- love your show.

  19. Hi Matt,

    Is there room for “To Have and to Hold” by Depeche Mode? Absolutely love this one to death. Thank you.

  20. Wuthering Heights. That was a sublime transition Matt. I’m back in 1979, transfixed under a ceiling speaker at my dumb teenager’s job, hearing that voice for the first time.

  21. This was a pretty solid show. Thanks much for the Sister’s. And it was nice to hear something off of Sexplosion. Would it be possible to hear:

    Sad Lovers & Giants- 50:50

    That would be much appreciated. Great night!

  22. So good. So dark. Thanks yo! as someone above said, perfectly sequenced.

  23. Xenophobia aka Frankey

    Could you play any of the following :
    “Agent orange” by Depeche Mode
    “If there’s a heaven above”(Canada mix) by Love And Rockets
    “I’ve been waiting for tomorrow (all of my life)”by The The
    “Peking spring”(live) by Mission Of Burma
    “European Female “(live) by The Stranglers
    “Half a person”by The Smiths
    “Ask”(live Rank version)by The Smiths
    “Forgiven”by Echo and the bunnymen
    “You made me realize “by MBV
    “Can’t shake that shadow of fear”by David j
    “Ten story love song”by The Stone roses
    “Outside the trains dont run on time”by Gang of four
    “Here she comes now”by Galixie 500
    “Desperate journalist”by The Cure
    “Nervous system “by The Killing Joke
    “Rocket machine” by Opal
    “Plan 9 channel 7”(live)by The Damned
    “Fever”(live) by The Cramps
    “Don’t fall”by The Chameleons
    “Antagonism” by Skinny Puppy
    “Sexology”by The Railway Children
    “Foxheads”by The Close Lobsters
    “Touching the void “ by Theatre Of Hate
    “The Witch”by The Cult
    “The Fly”by The Church
    “I’m falling”by Ministry
    “Sim”by Cud
    “Septic system “by Felt
    “Going down hill ”by The Monochrome set
    “And we go”by The Black Eyed Peas
    “No way why??!”by Au pairs
    “The hungry wolf”by X
    “Russian radio”by Red Flag
    “Here’s we’re the story ends”by The Sundays
    Thanks pick any you would like
    Love the show!!!! You brought back the meaning of music on the radio Matt keep it up!!!

  24. Outstanding show – thanks as always

  25. Drums and wires

    Could you play either “Strychnine” or “Zombie Dance” by The Cramps
    If not than something along the lines of “I’m Falling” by Ministry

    Thanx !!! Favorite song played last sunday would have to be The Normal or Buzzcocks tracks.
    Also if possible my wife would like to request either “She” by The Misfits or “Koolthing” by Sonic youth or even maybe “Making plans for Nigel” by XTC

  26. Could we here a track by the band Screaming lord sutch . Perhaps “L-O-N-D-O-N” or “Jack the ripper” or “Screem & Screem” if not than that will be my halloween request and for a back up how about “Don’t fall” By:The Chameleons THANKSSSSS

  27. Hope im not to late for a request Maybe this Sunday :
    Fire in cairo (cover) by Luna
    Thanks from Ghost

  28. I was just thinking the other day.. have you ever played any Legendary Pink Dots? That would be great if you did!

  29. Good show as always. For October 3rd, maybe play “Here Comes the War” by New Model Army.

    Also if you are really daring, how about “Armageddon Days” by The The.

  30. Great show as always….. probably too late for tonight….but maybe next week (10/10)….can you play Swamp Thing by the Chameleons? Or For Love by Lush?

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