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Joe Elliott Show 18th February 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#340)

Joe Elliott 2015. 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 Black Crowes, Ian Hunter and Coverdale/Page.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

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

The Joe Elliott Show - 18th February 2017 Playlist (#340)

  • 01 - Black Crowes - Kickin' My Heart Around
  • 02 - Black Star Riders - Heavy Fire
  • 03 - Coverdale/Page - Shake My Tree
  • 04 - Billy Squier - The Stroke
  • 05 - Ian Hunter - I'm The Teacher
  • 06 - Yes - Siberian Khatru
  • 07 - Jethro Tull - Only The Giving (Wond'ring Aloud)
  • 08 - J Geils Band - Love Stinks
  • 09 - The Cars - Moving In Stereo
  • 10 - Peter Gabriel - Modern Love
  • 11 - Wreckless Eric - Death Of A Clown
  • 12 - Generation X - King Rocker

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's great to be with you again. Hope you had a great week. We have one hour of power starting off with the Black Crowes."

Black Crowes

"It's hard to believe that that's 19 years old. I can't believe it. 1998 that came out. That is from the album By Your Side, the Black Crowes with Kickin' My Heart Around."

Black Star Riders

"And this, we played them last week, and I shall be playing this for many weeks to come because it's a great album. This is the Black Star Riders."

"And before that, straight into the UK charts at Number 6. So happy for Scott Gorham and Ricky Warwick and all the guys in the Black Star Riders. Title track from their brand new album Heavy Fire."


"Well I have been known to play the odd Led Zeppelin song and also the odd Whitesnake song but I don't believe I've ever played Coverdale/Page before and there they are from their solitary album back in 1993, we heard the song Shake My Tree."

Billy Squier

"OK here's a couple of songs featuring the late, great Bobby Chouinard on drums. The first one coming from a gentleman who Def Leppard opened for in 1983."

"And before that Billy Squier from 1981. Def Leppard opened for him in 1983 when he was pretty much still touring that album, the album Don't Say No, the song The Stroke."

Ian Hunter

"For the longest time that was only available on the vinyl edition of the original soundtrack from the movie Teachers. Now days readily available on the Once Bitten Twice Shy compilation and more recently the 32 disc box set Stranded In Reality. That's Ian Hunter featuring Bobby Chouinard on drums, and Mick Ronson on guitar of course, with a song called I'm The Teacher."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back we're heading east to those cold desolate wastelands of Russia with Yes."


"And before that we heard Yes from the album Close To the Edge with, who knows what a Khatru is, except for Jon Anderson maybe. With the Siberian Khatru ."

Jethro Tull

"Now if you're a fan of Jethro Tull you may recognise that song as Wandering Aloud from the album Aqualung. But there it's been given a radical new arrangement and a radical new title. It is from an album by Jethro Tull in name, but in truth it's actually Ian Anderson and the Carducci Quartet with great new arrangements by a guy called John O'Hara. So the song Wandering Aloud has become Only The Giving. Interesting bit of work."

J Geils Band

"Well as you may have picked up over the years and specifically before the break when I played The Stroke. I'm a big fan of simplistic guitar parts and massive drums. Which brought this song to mind."

"And before that we heard the J Geils Band. Title from their album Love Stinks."

The Cars

"From arguably their best but absolutely their first album. That is The Cars with a song called Moving In Stereo. Great, great song."

Peter Gabriel

"I noticed that earlier in the week Planet Rock, in their ultimate wisdom, played this next artists first album in its entirety. Something that I think they should do every week because it's that good. This is Peter Gabriel."

"And before that Peter Gabriel from one of the best solo albums ever made. The first Peter Gabriel album. One of four named Peter Gabriel albums I believe. The song Modern Love."

Wreckless Eric

"That's a gentleman I have a huge amount of respect for because he's a fantastic songwriter in his own right. But there he is doing his own interpretation of a Dave Davies song. From the Mojo Presents Something Else: A Tribute To The Kinks album. That is Wreckless Eric with his version of Death Of A Clown ."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time."

"Until then I'm gonna leave ya with a nice piece of pop punk. From the album Valley Of The Dolls this is Generation X. Featuring of course Tony James on guitar and one Billy Idol on lead vocals with the Ian Hunter produced King Rocker. Until next week see ya!."

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