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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 20th October 2018 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2018. 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 Def Leppard, Van Halen and Aerosmith.

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 - 20th October 2018 Playlist

  • 01 - Def Leppard - Don't Shoot Shotgun (Live 2013)
  • 02 - Tokyo Motor Fist - Pickin' Up The Pieces
  • 03 - Pat Travers - You Don't Love Me
  • 04 - The Jeff Beck Group - Shapes Of Things
  • 05 - Van Halen - Jamie's Cryin'
  • 06 - Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
  • 07 - Alice Cooper - Desperado
  • 08 - Crosby Stills And Nash - Marrakesh Express
  • 09 - Mott The Hoople - Darkness Darkness
  • 10 - The Who - I'm A Boy
  • 11 - Aerosmith - Home Tonight
  • 12 - John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Show Intro

"Evening all or should I say Aloha! Yes Def Leppard are in Hawaii. We are at the Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on the island of Oahu. This is the venue that Elvis Presley did his comeback shows in 1973 which were called, funnily enough, Aloha From Hawaii. Albeit it mostly went out on satellite but what an honour to be able to play this venue again. We did two nights here in 1983. 35 years later here we are warming up if you like for the Hysteria tour of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and of course Great Britain and Ireland in December. Here's a little taste of what you're gonna hear if you come to one of those shows."

Def Leppard

"One of about 8 songs that we have been rapidly trying to scrape the rust off for the last few days because we haven't played them for five years. That is from the VIVA! Hysteria original soundtrack from 2013. Def Leppard of course with the live version of Don't Shoot Shotgun."

Tokyo Motor Fist

"Now by a mad coincidence this next band are named after the city that we visit next. They also feature a guy on guitar who has stood in for both Vivian and Phil over the last couple of years. His name is Steve Brown. They are playing the UK tonight. They are Tokyo Motor Fist."

"And before that we heard Tokyo Motor Fist featuring Def Leppard stunt guitarist Mr. Steve Brown. The song Pickin' Up The Pieces."

Pat Travers

"Some absolutely stunning guitar work there by Mr. Pat Travers. That is from his second album in 1977. The album is Makin' Magic. It featured Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden on the drums at the time. the song You Don't Love Me."

The Jeff Beck Group

"Well if guitar hero worship is your thing you're gonna love these next couple of songs. Starting off with one of the first and still one of the best. This is Jeff Beck."

"And before that, well he started out he was not exactly the Daddy. He was one of many wasn't he, there was Jimmy Page, there was Eric Clapton, there was Jimi Hendrix, there was Jeff Beck. And there The Jeff Beck from the album Truth with the song Shapes Of Things."

Van Halen

"Well if punk or new wave or whatever you want to call it wasn't your thing back in 1977, what a breath of fresh air that album was. It is the debut album from Van Halen. The song we just heard Jamie's Cryin'."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock this week coming to you all the way from Honolulu in Hawaii. It is time for a little break and when we come back, well if you like your guitarists wearing a loin cloth and swinging on to the stage on a rope, I think you're gonna enjoy this."

Ted Nugent

"And before that is it possible that U2 borrowed that riff for the song Bullet The Blue Sky from Joshua Tree?. You tell me. The song we heard, all 8 minutes and 24 seconds of it, Ted Nugent and Stranglehold."

Alice Cooper

"Well in my humble opinion to call them the kings of shock rock is a bit of a cop out because as far as I'm concerned I think musically they were just as important as they were visually. They are Alice Cooper from 1971 the album Killer. The song we heard Desperado."

Crosby Stills And Nash

"Well I have rummaged and I have rummaged through my entire music library for something that is remotely Hawaiian. And the closest I could come to is this which is tragically about as Hawaiian sounding as well, the Marrakesh Express."

"And before that we heard and it's almost 50 years old. 1969. Crosby Stills And Nash with the brilliant Marrakesh Express."

Mott The Hoople

"Their entire Island Records back catalogue has been gathered together on a six CD box set called Mental Train. It features some recently unearthered material that I'd never heard before and I thought I'd heard it all. Great liner notes by Chris Needs. the band of course Mott The Hoople and their from the box set. Originally from their 1972 album Brain Capers we heard Darkness Darkness. A song originally recorded by a band called The Young Bloods and not so long ago covered by Mr. Robert Plant."

The Who

"Right then with the woeful tale of some very strange childhood goings on. This is The Who."

"And before that from their very best of collection we heard The Who with the very strange tale. A song called I'm A Boy. Well whatever gets you through the night."


"Ah lovely stuff there from Aerosmith. That's from the album Rocks. The song, something I won't be doing any time soon, going Home Tonight."

Show Outro

"Which leads us very nicely to the last song of the show. Been a real pleasure folks bringing you this show all the way from Honolulu in Hawaii. Next week it'll be coming to you all the way from Osaka in Japan."

"So until then I'll leave you with this. Featuring a fantastic guest performance by Mr. Elton John. From the album The John Lennon Collection. I think I just mentioned the song title. Until next week see ya!."

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