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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 1st February 2020 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2019. By dltourhistory

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 Thin Lizzy, Sex Pistols and T. Rex.

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 - 1st February 2020 Playlist

  • 01 - Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Remix)
  • 02 - Sex Pistols - Holidays In The Sun
  • 03 - Wreckless Eric - Whole Wide World
  • 04 - Be Bop Deluxe - Sound Track
  • 05 - Mott - I Can Show You How It Is
  • 06 - Rush - The Anarchist
  • 07 - The Who - I Can See For Miles
  • 08 - T. Rex - Laser Love
  • 08 - Ace Frehley - New York Groove
  • 09 - Todd Rundgren - I Saw The Light
  • 10 - Paul McCartney And Wings - Live And Let Die
  • 11 - Slade - Get Down And Get With It

Show Intro

"Watcha mates, how's it going?. Good to be with you once again as always. What have we got for you tonight?. Oh yeah sixty minutes of you know what. By the way I'm Joe Elliott on the wonderful Planet Rock and this is Thin Lizzy. Take it away Phil."

Thin Lizzy

"I can't believe it but it's almost ten years since I invited Scott Gorham and Brian Downey over to my studio here, Joe's Garage in Dublin, to do some remixes of some specific Lizzy songs that had been bothering Scott Gorham for quite a while. And it coincidentally was a great time to do it because the record label were gonna be releasing the albums anyway as remastered with bonus tracks. So the timing was perfect. Three songs is what we managed to get done. Johnny The Fox being one. The Boys Are Back In Town being another, where we discovered an alternative last verse. You should have seen Scott and Brian's faces when they heard them for the very first time because they were never in the studio when Phil recorded his vocals originally all those years ago."

"The other song that we got to was Jailbreak, the one that we just heard. Scott really wanted to do this one because there's some guitar licks on the Live And Dangerous version that are missing from the studio because the song kind o developed as they took it on the road. And he was really missing them every time he heard it. So he wanted to over dub them. And so that we had a studio version of the Live And Dangerous version if you like. And turned out pretty well. Thin Lizzy originally 1976, it is the title track of the album Jailbreak."

Sex Pistols

"Just a couple of days ago I was talking to my partner in rhyme Mr. Phil Collen on the old dog and bone. Shooting the breeze about this that and the other when all of a sudden he says: 'Hang on a minute there's somebody at the door'. And it was Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols whose got out of dodge. In other words he's left cold breezy and rainy London for a bit of sunshine in California. So that put the Pistols on mind and specifically this song."

"Before that the Sex Pistols from their solitary real album Nevermind The Bollocks...Here's the Sex Pistols with Holidays In The Sun. You lucky boy Cooky."

Wreckless Eric

"I was recently reading an article about the Stiff Live Stiffs tour on 1976 round the UK. I saw it at the Sheffield Polytechnic, but apparently the gi at Hemel Hempstead was something else because not only was it frequented by a bunch of obviously new wave fans, a limousine delivered Elton John turned up and jammed with Wreckless Eric. Apparently he was a huge fan of the song that we just heard and he hung around and played on a few blues numbers and then got back into his limousine and disappeared. Never to be seen again ever by Wreckless Eric apparently. From the Cash For Chaos 3 collection that is Wreckless Eric with Whole Wide World."

Be Bop Deluxe

"So while Punk was doing its thing in the likes of Hemel Hempstead in 1976, just one year earlier things were just a little bit different in Wakefield."

"And before that also 1975, but that is the 2019 brand new stereo remix. From the album Futurama it's Be Bop Deluxe with Sound Track."


"Some quite beautiful work there on the old Joanna by Mr. Morgan Fisher. That from 1975 is Mott. The album Drive On. The song I Can Show You How It Is."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break. And when we come back, we're gonna knock it out of the park with those Clockwork Angels."


"And before that Rush. Fantastic stuff from the album Clockwork Angels with The Anarchist."

The Who

"They're on the road with an orchestra. They're gonna be in the UK and Ireland in April I believe it is and I can not wait to see them. They are The Who. And there from the album The Who Sell Out we just heard I Can See For Miles."

T. Rex

"Right here is a true 20th century superstar. This is Marc Bolan and T. Rex."

"And before that T. Rex from the 20th Century Superstar with Laser Love."

Ace Frehley

"From 1978 when all four members of KISS released solo albums on exactly the same day. And much to everyone's surprise this gentleman had the biggest hit of them all. With a cover of a song originally a big hit in the UK for a band called Hello. That is Ace Frehley with New York Groove."

Todd Rundgren

"Now these next couple of tunes are from two fantastic performers. Both great songwriters. One of them's in the Hall Of Fame twice. And the other one unbelievably is not in at all. This is Todd Rundgren."

"And before that the fantastic and unbelievably not in the Hall of Fame Todd Rundgren. Can't believe he's not in, it doesn't make any sense. From the album Something Anything and the fantastic hit single that was I Saw The Light."

Paul McCartney And Wings

"Originally a standalone single because it was the theme tune to the 1973 Bond movie of the same name. These days you can find it as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Red Rose Speedway. And no doubt you're quite familiar with the version by Guns N' Roses. But that is Paul McCartney And Wings with Live And Let Die."

Show Outro

"And that mateys is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I'll be back with you next week at exactly the same time."

"And if you have listened to this show before you will well know that I love to go out on a bit of a stonker. And this is a stonker. Pulled from their Feel The Noise greatest hits, This is Slade and Get Down And Get With It. Until next week see ya!."

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