Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — July 7, 2024 at 11:01 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (7/7/24)

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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.


45 Grave, “School’s Out” (Sleep in Safety)
Depeche Mode, “Rush” (Songs of Faith and Devotion)
Tones On Tail, “You, the night and the Music” (Everything!)
Throbbing Gristle, “Hot On the Heels of Love” (Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Dazzle” (Glamour Mix) (Hyaena)
X, “Big Black X” (Smoke & Fiction)
Fear, “No More Nothing” (The Record)
The Cramps, “Fever” (Songs the Lord Taught Us)
The Gun Club, “Like Calling Up Thunder” (Miami)
The Birthday Party, “Mutiny in Heaven” (Mutiny/The Bad Seed)
The Invincible Spirit, “Push!” (Current News)
1,000 Homo DJs, “Apathy” (Side Trax)
Die Warzau, “Strike to the Body” (Disco Rigido)
Meat Beat Manifesto, “Everything Counts” (For the Masses)

The Cure, “Last Dance” (Disintegration)
The Sisters of Mercy, “Doctor Jeep” (Extended Version) (Vision Thing)
Bauhaus, “Endless Summer of the Damned” (Go Away White)
The Specimen, “Dead Man’s Autochop” (Azoic)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “Drop” (Automatic)
Shy Reptiles, “High Desire” (Shy Reptiles)
The Wall, “Barriers” (Dirges & Anthems)
Alien Sex Fiend, “Hee-Haw (Here Come the Bone People)” (Acid Bath)
Front 242, “Never Stop V1.0” (Front By Front)
Nitzer Ebb, “Lakeside Drive” (Ebbhead)
Ministry, “Over the Shoulder” (12-Inch Version) (Twitch)
KFMDM, “Torture” (Symbols)

Joy Division, “Autosuggestion” (Heart and Soul)
Cocteau Twins, “Pearly-Dewdrops’ Drops” (12-Inch Version) (The Spangle Maker)
Cowboys International, “Thrash” (The Original Sin)
Shriekback, “Fish Below the Ice” (Oil & Gold)
The The, “Armageddon Days (Are Here Again)” (Mind Bomb)
Mission of Burma, “Academy Fight Song” (Signals, Calls, and Marches)
The Church, “Hounds of Love” (Coffee Hounds EP)
Throwing Muses, “The River” (House Tornado)
Clan of Xymox, “7th Time” (Clan of Xymox)
Blancmange, “Game Above My Head” (Long Version) (Mange Tout)
David Sylvian, “Red Guitar” (Brilliant Trees)
Modern English, “Swans on Glass” (Mesh & Lace)
Echo & The Bunnymen, “Stars Are Stars” (Crocodiles)


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. I love love that you opened with a cover, bonus for a new one to me and its 45 Grave. And that Meat Beat Manifesto cover was especially nasty. Over the Shoulder 12” is my personal favorite Ministry song. About three years ago to the day I had to just read the playlist immediately after the show instead of having the pleasure of listening due to having stayed up with my newly born daughter. That night I requested:

    Siouxsie and the Banshees- Night Shift.

    Would you be so kind as to play it again? The Throwing Muses track, while fun and welcomed, tricked me into thinking you were about to hit us with Skinny Puppy’s Sleeping Beast. Gonna request it soon. Thank you for doing the Lord’s work.

  2. “Delicious Demon” by the Sugarcubes/Björk for (the next after next) Sunday’s show. Thanx!

  3. Great show. One of the best of the year thus far. Thanks for the DM. And good call on the David Sylvan, Throwing Muses, and The Wall. I loved hearing Shy Reptiles and Cowboy International. Not heard them before but will be looking them up. Thanks.

    On a future show, could I request Medium Medium “Hungry, So Angry” please?

    Thanks for the great music. Will be listening to it again and again. Have a great week.

    • Awesome show!! Rush by Depeche Mode is possibly the best song to start with so early~
      Loved hearing Throbbing Gristle; could you play “Very Friendly” this coming Sunday? It’s one of my favorites (: if you can’t or don’t want to, I’d settle for Chis and Cosey instead, lol! Always pleased with your industrial/EBM choices, Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb ♡ hope you have a great week!

  4. I love these deep cut shows Matt. All 3 hours last night were on point. Loved hearing Throbbing Gristle and new X in hour 1. Armageddon days are here again is still so relevant, Matt Johnson preaching it. And I’d never heard that Church cover of Kate Bush, really really good.

    How about “French Film Blurred” by Wire on a future show? Or any dealer’s choice cut off Chairs Missing would be sweet.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  5. As always, it’s difficult to pick highlights when the whole show is great from start to finish! I definitely enjoyed the cover songs sprinkled throughout. And the first hour hit my soft spot with that stretch of LA greats including X, Gun Club, etc…My heart aches a bit thinking of X calling it quits…

    A request: The Jesus and Mary Chain “the hardest walk” Thank you! (And Matt I do agree with your stance on Darklands…I’m just in the mood for some Psychocandy era noise!)

  6. Ippu-Do – Electric Doll

  7. Hi, I listen to your show most weeks and really enjoy it. I had the opportunity to visit Martin Atkins post/punk industrial music museum this weekend in Chicago. You got to make the trip to see it. Martin gives personal tours and tells crazy stories and played some deep unreleased cuts. It was fucking sick!
    Just wanted to share this with you, and thank you for doing the excellent show!
    Now how about we play a some Ten Ground and Down!

  8. Thoroughly enjoyed all three hours Matt.

  9. Mutiny in Heaven is my favorite The Birthday Party song, so thanks for playing that!

    That “For the Masses” album that you pulled the Meat Beat Manifesto track from is banger after banger of Depeche Mode covers. I wore that CD out back in the day! Play some more, please, when the mood strikes you!

  10. Constantine


    Killing an Arab from Concert live 1984

    Incredible version !!


  11. Kevin Kuenkler

    I was out cutting wood for the upcoming winter and I got to thinking about the very 1st song that got me hooked on Dark Wave. “Trees” by Skeletal Family. I would like to see if I could request it. Thank you. I literally countdown till Sunday night because your show is absolutely amazing!!!

  12. Hi Matt happy Tuesday morning to you! Thank you for playing Drop! I’m so looking forward to that show – glad you get to attend also! Some possible suggestions for next time:

    A Perfect Circle – 3 Libras
    Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
    Camouflage – Love Is A Shield

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

  13. Hi Matt – Great Industrial sets. Thanks for playing Die Warzau and Meat Beat Manifesto covering DM (and Consolidated a few weeks back). Here are some other industrial suggestions:

    a;GRUMH – Danger Zone (or anything from them)
    Juno Reactor – God is God (later Wax Trax)
    Hate Dept. – Release Me
    Sister Machine Gun – Burn

  14. Bauhaus – Here’s The Dub (1983)
    Play Dead – Propaganda (1982)

  15. Hour one was rocking!

    Here are some requests –

    My Bloody Valentine – Map Ref. 41N 93W
    Executive Slacks – Wide Fields


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