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Joe Elliott Show 7th January 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#334)

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 Cheap Trick, The Cars and Alice Cooper.

The first show of the year with Joe mentioning that tonight he is attending a concert in London, England celebrating the music of David Bowie.

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 - 7th January 2017 Playlist (#334)

  • 01 - The Answer - Under The Sky
  • 02 - Bad City - Call Paul Stanley
  • 03 - Cheap Trick - Standing On The Edge
  • 04 - Paul Stanley - Wouldn't You Like To Know Me
  • 05 - Be-Bop Deluxe - Down On Terminal Street
  • 06 - The Who - Love Reign O'Er Me
  • 07 - Alice Cooper - My Stars
  • 08 - Biffy Clyro - Biblical
  • 09 - The Cars - You're All I've Got Tonight
  • 10 - The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
  • 11 - The Kinks - Till The End Of The Day
  • 12 - Pete Townshend - Rough Boys

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock in a brand new year. It is 2017. We have seen the end of 2016. Thank the lord I hear some of you say. As far as I'm aware as well there have been no significant rock deaths in the last seven days. But I wouldn't really know because I've been kind of hibernating for the last few days having enjoyed what you may call a significant night on New Year's Eve. Hangover cures?, I have no idea, but this crowd might know the answer because they are The Answer."

The Answer

"Wow. It's hard to imagine that that's actually already 11 years old. That is The Answer from the album Rise with a song called Under The Sky."

Bad City

"Now here's a band I was introduced to by Paul Stanley. They are singing about Paul Stanley, as you do. This is Bad City."

"And before that a band called Bad City from an album called Welcome To The Wasteland with a song called Call Paul Stanley."

Cheap Trick

"Absolutely marvellous stuff. The title track there from Cheap Trick's 1985 album Standing On The Edge."

Paul Stanley

"Well, we're not gonna call Paul Stanley but we are might just play him."

"And before that from his debut, and as far as I'm aware, only solo album Paul Stanley, we heard the song Wouldn't You Like To Know Me." - (he actually has two, 'Live To Win' was released in 2006.)

Be-Bop Deluxe

"I saw them at the Sheffield City Hall, couple of times actually, but I saw them on that particular tour. The tour was the Modern Music tour. The band are Be-Bop Deluxe. The song we just heard Down On Terminal Street."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show. The first one of 2017 right here on Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back absolutely classic Who."

The Who

"And before that we heard The Who from the album Quadrophenia with the very wonderful Love Reign O'Er Me."

Alice Cooper

"He's a fellow contributor to Planet Rock. He is a legend and I've loved him since the first time I heard him...40 odd something years ago now. He is Alice Cooper from the album School's Out back in 1972. The album My Stars." - (that's what he said!...)

Biffy Clyro

"Now time to get biblical. This is Biffy Clyro."

"And before that Biffy Clyro from their album Opposites with Biblical."

The Cars

"Always been a big fan of the production of Roy Thomas Baker. He did the Overnight Angels album for Ian Hunter back in '77. He did all, I think the first six Queen albums. And he did that record. A fantastic album by the band The Cars. The song we just heard You're All I've Got Tonight."

The Monkees

"This next band were actually put together the same that boy bands are put together. Back in the 60s to challenge The Beatles. They never quite got there, who would?. But they did make a damn good try of it. This is The Monkees."

"And before that The Monkees. Put together to challenge The Beatles. No way were they ever gonna get there but they did make some great records. From The Definitive Monkees Collection we heard Pleasant Valley Sunday."

The Kinks

"There's a certain sound of British bands from the mid to late 60s that is so enduring. I'm thinking of bands like The Who and The Pretty Things. And that band that we just heard there from The Complete Collection we heard The Kinks with Till The End Of The Day."

Show Outro

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

"Until then gonna leave you with this. We heard The Who out of the break. Now let's heard the guy that was responsible for 99 percent of The Who's material out on his own. From an album called Empty Glass. This is Pete Townshend and Rough Boys. Oh and before I forget. If you're going to the Remembering David Bowie gig this weekend at the Brixton Academy, I might just see you there. If not, I'll tell you all about it next week. Until next week see ya!."

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