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Joe Elliott Show 16th July 2016 Playlist/Quotes (#309)

Sunday, 17th July 2016

Joe Elliott 2015.
Pic by Chele Drappel

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show last night on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Ian Hunter, David Bowie and The Sweet.

Joe mentioned the recent TV special he taped with Ian Hunter in New York City and gave more details.

The full playlist is shown below along with a few of Joe's on air quotes.

The show is available until next Saturday using the On Demand feature. It is also repeated on Tuesdays at 9pm.

The Joe Elliott Show - 16th July 2016 Playlist (#309)

  • 01 - U.F.O. - Hot 'n' Ready (2008 Digital Remaster)
  • 02 - Ian Hunter - A Little Rock 'N' Roll (Pre - Rant Out-take)
  • 03 - Free - Catch A Train
  • 04 - T. Rex - Laser Love
  • 05 - Roxy Music - Pyjamarama
  • 06 - David Bowie - We Are The Dead (Edit)
  • 07 - Mick Ronson - Life's A River
  • 08 - Steely Dan - Reelin' In The Years
  • 09 - Rolling Stones - Out Of Tears
  • 10 - The Move - Fire Brigade
  • 11 - Elton John - Grey Seal
  • 12 - The Sweet - Set Me Free

The Joe Elliott Show - Quotes

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome to the Joe Elliott show once again here on the fantastic Planet Rock. Great to to be with you. We have what I consider sixty minutes of fantastic music tonight. Coming to ya all the way tonight from Toronto in Canada. Which happens to be the last night of this particular leg of the run. We get to go home for three weeks and become what's known as domesticated. here's a band that were never domesticated. And they don't get more British than UF.O.."

U.F.O./Def Leppard

"As I've no doubt told you dozens of times in the past. They were absolutely the launch pad for Def Leppard. We saw them when we were on a holiday on the Norfolk Broads. We took a trip out to Ipswich. To The Gaumont and Steve Clark demanded if we don't start playing gigs he was gonna leave the band. So we rapidly arranged a gig at a place called Westfield School in Sheffield where we got paid the paltry amount of five pounds straight out of a teachers pocket. But it was the beginning of a very long career."

"that is U.F.O. from 1978 from an album called Obsession and the song Hot 'n' Ready."

Read More about Joe's recent interview with Ian Hunter.

Free/Ian Hunter

"During said interview with Ian Hunter. He mentioned that that is his favourite ever Free song and you could kind of see why. It has a very similar groove to stuff like Ready For Love. Which Mott did on the Dudes album which was re-recorded by Bad Company on their first album. Mick Ralphs obviously a big fan of Paul Kossoff. But that is Free there from an album called Free At Last. The song Catch A Train."

"And before that Ian Hunter with an out-take from the 2001 Rant album and it is strange when sometimes you've got these songs and you don't think that they warrant to be on the album. But then you hear them 15 years later and go wow that's actually quite good. It's from a box set that is 32 discs. It's 30 CDs, two DVDs. Ian Hunter's entire solo career called Stranded In Reality out in September."

T. Rex/Roxy Music

"Now here's a song featuring one of Ian Hunter's old mates on slide guitar. His name is Miller Anderson. This is T. Rex."

"Following in the footsteps of many great 70s bands, who used to release singles that were never on albums, that is Roxy Music with a song called Pyjamarama. Written and recorded during the For Your Pleasure sessions but never on the album. Only available on a Greatest Hits album many, many years later."

"And before that featuring some phenomenal slide guitar Ian Hunter's mate Miller Anderson. We heard T. Rex and Laser Love."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from Toronto in Canada. It's time for a little break and when we come back we're gonna hook up with the Diamond Dog himself. David Bowie. See ya in a bit."

David Bowie/Mick Ronson

"Sharing lead vocal duties there with John Mellencamp. That is Mick Ronson from his third and final solo album released back in 1994. Album called Heaven And Hull. The song Life's A River."

"And before that Ronno's old boss David Bowie after he'd split The Spiders From Mars. From an album called Diamond Dogs in 1974. We heard We Are The Dead."

Steely Dan/Rolling Stones

"Now just cheering things up just a little bit. This is Steely Dan."

"This Stones jones that I have been on for about three weeks. Where I've been playing every album they ever recorded in sequential order. Got me to the back end of their recording career which is the 90s and into the noughties. And I have to say there are some great songs on some of their latter day albums. And latter day is 15, 16 years ago. But there from the album Voodoo Lounge is The Rolling Stones with a great song called Out Of Tears."

"And before that from an album called Can't Buy A Thrill we heard Steely Dan with Reelin' In The Years."

The Move/Elton John

"Right everybody put on your safety gear and your big waterproof boots. Here come the Move."

"Sometimes double albums just don't cut the mustard. Sometimes they can be overindulgent. But that is a fantastic example of a double thumbs up. Elton John from 1973. The album is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The song we heard Grey Seal."

"And before that The Move featuring the wonderful talents of Mr. Roy Wood. From their Best Of Collection and a song called Fire Brigade."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from Toronto in Canada is about it for this week. It's been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you god willing next week at the same time from home. Having a bit of a break."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with something fast and furious. And why not. This from a relatively recently released collection called The Ultimate Story is The Sweet and this is Set Me Free. Until next week see ya!."