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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 21st January 2023 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2023. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 21st January on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Stone Temple Pilots, Black Star Riders and Ian Hunter.

The full playlist is shown below and a full transcript.

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

The Joe Elliott Show - 21st January 2023 Playlist

  • 01 - Stone Temple Pilots - Sex Type Thing
  • 02 - Black Star Riders - Hustle
  • 03 - The Sweet - Don't Bring Me Water
  • 04 - Ian Hunter - Traitor
  • 05 - Mick Ronson - Angel No. 9
  • 06 - Crosby/Stills/Nash/Young - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
  • 07 - The Byrds - Eight Miles High
  • 08 - The Struts - For One Night Only
  • 09 - Blackfoot Sue - Standing In The Road
  • 10 - The Stranglers - Something Better Change

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome mnce again to, yes you guessed it, the greatest rock station on the planet. It's Planet Rock. And I've got 60 minutes to play you some wonderful stuff this evening. I'm Joe Elliott looking forward to this next hour. Glad you're with me. Let's get started with the Stone Temple Pilots."

Stone Temple Pilots

"That band never made a bad album in my humble opinion. Including the couple that they've made with the new vocalist Jeff Gutt. That is the Stone Temple Pilots from their debut album Core with Sex Type Thing."

Black Star Riders

"OK here's two brand new songs for ya. Back to back. Starting off with this one which was only released yesterday. This is the Black Star Riders."

"And before that we heard the Black Star Riders. Brand new music from their album The Wrong Side Of Paradise. And currently my favourite track on the new album. It is Hustle."


"Now unless you've heard that before you might be very surprised to know that that's actually Sweet. It's their brand new single. Featuring a vocalist that I'm not overly familiar with but my goodness he has got a great set of pipes.His name is Paul Manzi. And he's been in and out of the current Andy Scott's Sweet for quite a while. But great performance on that particular song. It is called Don't Bring Me Water."

Ian Hunter

"Now here's a couple of geezers. One from up north and one from down south. Who were best buddies when they were together for many many years. They worked together. They worked for each other. Sadly one of them no longer with us. But one of them absolutely is. And he is Ian Hunter."

"And before that Ian Hunter with a track that's been sitting around in the archives for decades until eventually it got released as a bonus on All The Goood Ones Are Taken. And showed up in his massive box set Stranded In Reality. The song Traitor."

Mick Ronson

"Some absolutely stunning guitar playing there by the late great Mr. Mick Ronson. From his second album back in 1975. The album is Play Don't Worry. The song we heard a cover of an old Pure Prairie League number called Angel No. 9."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up we pay tribute once again to yet another fallen hero."


"And before that from a box set called Crosby Stills, Nash and Young we heard the immortal Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. God bless ya and rest in peace David Crosby."

The Byrds

"News was just breaking as I was putting my show together actually that David Crosby had passed away. If anything positive comes out of people passing away is sad folk like me have a couple of tunes to be able play that are just no brainers because it would be amiss of me to not pay tribute. I'd rather not do it to be quite honest. But it seems to be a weekly thing now. And that's kind of sad really. But it's gonna be happening more and more because classic rock being what it is it's not new music. We still make new music. A lot of artists are still making new music. Ourselves, Iron Maiden will do it forever. The Black Star Riders new album out yesterday. But there's a lot of people been making music we still listen to now that goes back over 50 years. They're the ones that we're gonna sadly start missing on a much more regular basis. David Crosby is one of them. A very integral part of Crosby, Stills and Nash. And also the band that he formed before that. The Byrds. So I thought I'd play one of each. Eight Miles High what a great bit of psychedelia."

The Struts

"Alright let's cheer ourselves up shall we with a band that hopefully are not going anywhere any time soon. This is The Struts."

"And before that we heard The Struts. From an album called Young And Dangerous. And thank goodness and hopefully they will be with us for many years to come. The song we heard For One Night Only."

Blackfoot Sue

"Now stop me if you've heard me say this before. All you listeners of a certain age, but hands up out there if if when you first heard that song you thought it was Slade. Yep me too. But what a great song it is. Their one and only hit. And I remember when I first moved to London and I opened a bank account on the High Street in Isleworth the bank manager said to me. Ah Blackfoot Sue, For that is them that we just heard, they bank here as well. I felt so proud. Their one and only hit single from 1972 I believe. Blackfoot Sue with Standing In The Road. Wonderful stuff."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it fro this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. Yes but just like last week when Jeff Beck passwd away, tinged with a certain amount of sadness that we've lost yet another rock star in David Crosby. However fingers crossed that for the rest of January. In fact for the majority of the year. Let's hope that they're down to a bare minimum..

"I'll leave you with this. The aptly titled Something Better Change. In fact let's all rally round, buy a one way ticket for the grim reaper and send him off on holiday for a little while because sooner or later we will have no more heroes if we don.t And that's your clue. This is The Stranglers. Until next week see ya!."

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