Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — February 25, 2024 at 11:01 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (2/25/24)

Nitzer Ebb

“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.


Nitzer Ebb, “Control I’m Here” (Belief)
The Cure, “The Kiss” (Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me)
Tones on Tail, “Christian Says” (Everything!)
Nina Hagen, “Antiworld” (Nunsexmonkrock)
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Happy To See Me” (Blow)
The Fall, “I Am Damo Suzuki” (This Nation’s Saving Grace)
Can, “Vitamin C” (Ege Bamyasi)
Dalis Car, “The Judgement is the Mirror” (The Waking Hour)
Ghost Dance, “Gathering Dust” (Live) (A Word to the Wise)
David Bowie, “Hallo Spaceboy” (Live Moonage Daydream Mix) (Moonage Daydream)
Depeche Mode, “Rush” (Songs of Faith and Devotion)
John Foxx, “Underpass” (Metamatic)
Xymox, “Obsession” (Twist of Shadows)

45 Grave, “Black Cross” (Only the Good Die Young)
Dead Moon, “Graveyard” (In the Graveyard)
Agent Orange, “The Last Goodbye” (Living in Darkness)
Sex Beat, “Sex Beat” (Young Limbs Rise Again: The Story Of The Batcave Nightclub 1982-1985)
The Damned, “Neat Neat Neat” (Peel Session) (Damned Damned Damned)
Ministry, “Nature of Love” (Cruelty Mix) (Trax! Box)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “A Girl Doesn’t Get Killed By a Make-Believe Lover Cuz It’s Hot” (My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult)
Nine Inch Nails, “Suck” (Broken)
Skinny Puppy, “God’s Gift (Maggot)” (Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse)
Bauhaus, “In the Night” (The Sky’s Gone Out)
The Mission, “Stay With Me” (God’s Own Medicine)
Dead Can Dance, “The Fatal Impact” (Dead Can Dance)
Rubella Ballet, “Twister” (Silhouettes and Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986)

Joy Division, “She’s Lost Control” (12-Inch Version) (Factory Records: Communications 1978-92)
Breathless, “Sense of Purpose” (Glass Bead Game)
Momus, “I Was a Maoist Intellectual” (Tender Pervert)
The Wedding Present, “Drive” (Mini)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Nine While Nine” (First and Last and Always)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “92°” (Tinderbox)
Morrissey, “Jack the Ripper” (The HMV/Parlophone Singles)
Love and Rockets, “Haunted When the Minutes Drag” (USA Mix) (Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven)
Revolting Cocks, “Public Image” (Live) (Beers, Steers + Queers: Remixes)
Pigface, “Point Blank” (Gub)
Front Line Assembly, “Threshold” (Caustic Grip)
KMFDM, “Megalomaniac” (Single Mix Edit) (Greatest Shit)
Lords of Acid, “She and Mr. Jones” (Voodoo-U)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Catchfire” (Live) (Honey’s Dead: Expanded Edition)


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. Control I’m Here! An absolutely amazing opener.Tones on Tail?! It’s been years since I’ve heard Vitamin C. The first hour was one of your finest. Way too many songs to comment on but damnit if that TKK wasn’t properly nasty. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Lords of Acid, thank you. Sometimes you just gotta sling sketti songs at the wall and see what sticks. Could we hear:

    The Ghastly Ones – Surfin Spooks

    Who wouldn’t want to hang out with Wu-Tang in Vegas?

    Outstanding show tonight and thank you for doing the Lord’s work. One of your best shows again.

  2. “Five Ten Fiftyfold” by Cocteau Twins for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. Thanks for the Depeche Mode. One of my favorite songs. Hour 1. Great calls with Red Lorry, David Bowie, and that great tribute to Mr. Suzuki.

    Thanks for the great show. Have a good week.

  4. addictedtonoise

    “Bleed Clean” by Disco Inferno if you please

  5. Sean Whitaker

    Always a pleasure listening. Would you be interested in attending one of cEvin Key’s Sunday Chats thru his Patreon site? It would be interesting to hear your background and especially more of your knowledge in musical history. I am not a promoter, just a fan and Patreon member for the site. No responce needed.

    …and Thank You for paying Parade In Paris a few weeks back…

  6. Wow, what an awesome show! Seriously, so much good stuff. The tribute to Mr. Suzuki was wonderful. Thank you for including my Bowie request. This show will be on repeat all week.

    A request for an upcoming show:
    The Smiths “Death of a Disco Dancer”

    Thank you!

  7. So many good pairings on this DW, each song flowed into one another greatly. Enjoyed the death rock/punk block and the live tracks!

    Here are some requests –

    The Human League – Seconds
    The Cult – Hollow Man


  8. I remember that MLWTTKK track from the Wax Trax Black Box set that introduced me to so many good industrial bands and that song is just 12 minutes of awesome!
    They had in their tour setlist last year and it’s even better hearing it live!

    Maybe “Sensoria” by Cabaret Voltaire for a future show?

  9. Really super awesome show this week Matt (as per usual!!). Thank you for playing Catchfire – seriously I don’t think there is a sub-par J&MC song!! Some possible suggestions for next time:

    Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
    The Cranes – Adoration
    Pixies – Wave of Mutilation

    Thanks again as always! 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  10. All About Eve – Flowers In Our Hair

  11. Great show last night, Matt! I wish it was longer than three hours.

  12. Gene Loves Jezebel – Kiss Of Life (1990)
    Root Boy Slim – It’s Only Murder (1986)

  13. Superb set from start to finish but I think I have to give the slight edge to hour 1. Really loved hearing the tribute to Damo, that was special, he was special. And Jaki Leibezeit has to be one of the greatest drummers of all time. Thanks again for playing so many of our requests. There were a ton of exceptional ones last night, as per usual.

    May I request “Life’s Two Faces” by Stockholm Monsters for a future show? Peter Hook fans should enjoy that one as he produced their one and only album.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  14. Hey Matt!

    Wow!! @_@ – The Kiss, Christian Says, The Judgement is the Mirror, Rush… and… Obsession. All in the first hour… Amazing set!

    Hours 2 and 3 were off the hook as well!! Loved every minute… :-)

    Duomo Arigato (RIP Damo)

  15. Great stuff once again! Enjoyed it from front to back. I confidently claimed the NIN was Pigface when it played. Oops.

    I can’t justify going to the No Values fest in June just because Jesus Lizard is playing, right? Right ???! As a consolation I’d like to request Seasick.

    Thanks as always for this show – we look forward to it and it never disappoints!

  16. I agree with the requests above Matt. Pulled a cassette mixed tape out that had Payolas Dirty Water. That would be a good one for a future show. hour 2 knocked it out of the park.

  17. Would the contents of Manic Street Preachers’ “The Holy Bible” be considered darkwave? If so, I’d like to request a song from the album – dealer’s choice.

  18. Thank you for The Wedding Present and so much more.
    That DCD lp is an absolute time machine, never gets old

  19. Matt, I’m really enjoying these shows. They keep getting better and better. I’d love to hear Complicated Game by XTC sometime. Thanks!

  20. Good Show Matt some of my favs from the night were Nitzer Ebb, David Bowie, Ministry .

    I would like to request for next week.
    Wire Train – Chamber of Hellos

  21. Can you please play Under Glass by Legendary Pink Dots?

  22. Hey Matt, loved the Whigs shout out on the other week’s episode! How about something from one of their earlier albums.

  23. Thanks a lot for getting to Momus this week, it was great actually hearing that song on the radio!

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