Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — October 16, 2022 at 11:10 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s ‘Dark Wave’ — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (10/16/22)

Nitzer Ebb | Photo by Steve Double

“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 Chameleons, “Singing Rule Britannia” (What Does Anything Mean? Basically)
Nitzer Ebb, “Family Man” (Ebbhead)
Pailhead, “Ballad” (Side Trax)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “The Devil Does Drugs” (Some Have to Dance, Some Have to Kill)
Cabaret Voltaire, “I Want You” (Original Extended 12-Inch) (The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord)
Cult Hero, “I Dig You” (I’m a Cult Hero)
Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (Album Version) (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Marc Almond featuring Siouxsie Sioux, “Threat of Love” (All Night)
David Bowie, “Cactus” (Heathen)
Rowland S. Howard and Lydia Lunch, “Some Velvet Morning” (Some Velvet Morning)
The Misfits, “We Are 138” (Collection 2)
Sex Gang Children, “Dead Metal” (Demonstration!)
Xmal Deutschland, “Stummes Kind” (Fetisch)

Peter Murphy, “A Strange Kind of Love” (Version 2) (Deep)
The Damned, “Smash It Up Parts 1 & 2” (Machine Gun Etiquette)
For Against, “Paperwhites” (December)
New Order, “Age of Consent” (Power, Corruption & Lies)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “The Game” (Echo & The Bunnymen)
Concrete Blonde, “Rain” (Mexican Moon)
The Snake Corps, “Man in the Mirror” (Flesh On Flesh)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Temple of Love” (A Slight Case of Overbombing)
Front 242, “Don’t Crash” (Politics of Pressure)
Acid Horse, “No Name No Slogan” (Cabaret Voltaire 12-Inch Mix) (Side Trax)
Die Krupps with Nitzer Ebb, “The Machineries of Joy” (The Machineries of Joy)
Colourbox, “Hot Doggie” (Colourbox)

Bauhaus, “Dark Entries” (In the Flat Field)
Virgin Prunes, “Love Lasts Forever” (The Moon Looked Down and Laughed)
Breathless, “All My Eye and Betty Martin” (The Glass Bead Game)
The Cure, “The Upstairs Room” (Join the Dots)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Ornaments of Gold” (Peepshow)
The Specimen, “Dead Man’s Autochop” (Azoic)
The Sound, “Party of the Mind” (All Fall Down)
Modern English, “Mesh & Lace” (Life in the Gladhouse)
The Rose of Avalanche, “L.A. Rain” (L.A. Rain: The Singles Album)
Depeche Mode, “Breathing in Fumes” (Stripped)
Cetu Javu, “Situations” (Situations)
Fra Lippo Lippi, “A Small Mercy” (The Early Years)
Ministry, “Revenge” (With Sympathy)
Joy Division, “Dead Souls” (Heart and Soul)


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. Will you PLEASE dig up “Tell Me Why” by Berlin for next Sunday’s show?!! Thanx!!

  2. A note about requests. I’ve been traveling the last two weeks, and because of that, recorded the last three shows fairly early and without being able to use newer requests. So any requests left in the last few weeks haven’t been considered yet, but I will begin to next Sunday, and then probably sprinkle them throughout the next few shows.

  3. Excellent episode tonight! Can you play New Order – Crystal next Sunday?

  4. Liked the duets from Almond/Sue and then Howard/Lunch. But I have to give it to Hour 2 with the Concrete Blonde/Snake Corps/Sisters set. Great show.

    Have you ever played Super Heroines on the show? I can’t recall if you have or not. I’ll throw out a request for them on an upcoming episode then. “Remembering Love”, “Black Wedding”, or “Chasing Bars” maybe.

    Thanks for the music. Have a good week.

  5. Matt: Great work as always! Look forward to tuning in every week! Next time you string together an industrial ‘block’: would be very cool to hear “Abbatoir” by X Marks The Pedwalk. Cheers!

  6. How about a second round for:
    Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
    Virgin Prunes – Pagan Love Song or Baby Turns Blue

    Thank you!

  7. You started out your second decade with a real bang. Some fantastic cuts.

  8. Matt- Enjoyed all three hours and cannot say one hour was far better than the other. Nice work!

  9. Enjoyed the covers and the double dose of NE.

    Looking forward to this Sunday’s DW!

  10. Rainy episode.

    This week’s Darkness Award:
    The Rose of Avalanche, “L.A. Rain”

    “the skies are black and the sun don’t shine”

  11. Jonathan Leon

    Great show yesterday!
    I bet you can’t play something from Throbbing Gristle.
    That would be awesome if you did!

  12. Corey Miller-McLain

    You’re the best, Matt! I may be late to the party, but I’m glad the be here for it! Happy 2nd decade!

  13. Crank Call Love Affair:”What’s Wrong Yvette”

  14. I too can’t pick a winning hour this week, all three were just fantastic. Somehow you managed to play my fave tracks from Love and Rockets, New Order, Joy Division, and a killer Cure b-side in addition to Cult Hero, wow! And “The Game,” I would have loved to have heard that track live a few weeks back.

    Have a great week, cheers!

  15. Perhaps you would play “The Anal Staircase (Dionysian Remix)” by COIL

  16. Hey Matt, can you play

  17. amazing collection of recent shows great job on the 10 yr anniversary show.
    always happy with more Japan or David Sylvian
    the ambience of this show is soothing to many

  18. Night Shift (live) from Siouxsie and the banshees would be great for Halloween listening. Thx!

  19. Emmett in Orange

    Really loved this week’s line up! I’d
    Love to hear Carolyn’s Finger by Cocteau Twins. a Sirius uses it in bumpers all day long but never play the whole song!

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