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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 23rd January 2021 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2020. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 23rd January on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by T. Rex, Genesis and Ramones.

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 - 23rd January 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - T. Rex - Solid Gold Easy Action
  • 02 - Generation X - King Rocker
  • 03 - Nick Gilder - (You Really) Rock Me
  • 04 - Marizane - Of The Alien Christ
  • 05 - Hedwig & The Angry Inch - Midnight Radio
  • 06 - Genesis -Eleventh Earl Of Mar
  • 07 - Kate Bush - Violin
  • 08 - Groundhogs - Sins Of The Father
  • 09 - Heavy Metal Kids - From Heaven To Hell And Back Again
  • 10 - The Grays - Very Best Years
  • 11 - Glimmer - Silver Zone
  • 12 - Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

Show Intro

"Evening gang and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Always a pleasure to be with you. You know that already. Where are we going with this week's show. Well, I've gotta be honest it's all over the place. And that's why I love doing this so much. So think back 1973 Top Of The Pops any given week. You might of just seen this guy."

T. Rex

"Yes he was a staple on Top Of The Pops back in the 70s. From what '71 to about '74. It is Marc Bolan of course with T. Rex there. It#s taken from an album called Glam Rock which is just a collection of songs of a similar vein if you like from the 70s. But it's on many many T. Rex compilations. It was never on an actual album as far as I remember. But it was a hit and it is still. Solid Gold Easy Action."

Generation X

"Now just before his untimely death Marc Bolan was given a bit of a chance of a comeback with his own TV show called Marc. And on that show he really did help champion a lot of new bands coming through. One of those bands was this lot. This is Generation X."

"And before that Generation X featuring future massive star Billy Idol on lead vocals. The album is Valley Of The Dolls. The song King Rocker."

Nick Gilder

"Yes wearing his Queen heart firmly on his sleeve there that is Canada's Nick Gilder. Fantastic tune called (You Really) Rock Me."


"OK so keeping it Glammy but yet still obscure this is Marizane."

"And before that we heard Marizane. Produced by Bowie producer Tony Visconti. It's from an EP called Stage One. The song Of The Alien Christ.

Hedwig & The Angry Inch

"If you've never seen the movie I van not recommend it highly ernough. It is one of the greatest rock movies ever made. It is Hedwig & The Angry Inch. And there from the soundtrack is the song Midnight Radio. Extremely influenced by David Bowie's, I think mostly Rock 'n' Roll Suicide to be quite honest from the Ziggy Stardust album."

"You're listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It is time for a little break. And when we come back, it's all wind and wuthering with Genesis."


"And before that we heard Genesis from the album Wind And Wuthering. With the Eleventh Earl Of Mar."

Kate Bush

"There's one thing you've gotta say about Kate Bush. She was never boring. What a talent. There from the album Never Forever. Fantastic bit of work called Violin."


"Now I must confess to not knowing an awful lot about this next band other than the fact that they were led by a gentleman called Tony McPhee. But I did as a kid have a compilation album that featured this next song. And I've always loved it. This is the Groundhogs."

"And before that we heard the Groundhogs. Led by Tony McPhee. It's from a collection called Solid Gold. The song, great piece of work, called Sins Of The Father."

Heavy Metal Kids

"They should have been massive alas they weren't. But for those of us that liked them. We loved them as though they were massive. They were the Heavy Metal Kids. There from their 1976 album Kitsch. The song is From Heaven To Hell And Back Again. Thank goodness."

The Grays

"Now here with their very best years. No it's not Whitesnake, it's a band called The Grays."

"And before that we heard a band called The Grays. Spelt with an A. From the 90s. 1994 I do believe it was to be specific. The album is called Ro Sham Bo. The song Very Best Years."


"In between The Quireboys splitting up in the, waht would it be, mid to late 90s and reforming again. And long before he moonlighted with the Down 'n' Outz. Guy Griffin had a band called Glimmer. And they were a great band. There is the title track from the album Silver Zone. Love that song."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, from what has been possibly the most eclectic set of songs I have ever put together, is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with what was the first ever 12 inch single that I bought from Revolution Records in Sheffield in 1976. This is the Ramones and Sheena Is A Punk Rocker. Until next week see ya."

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