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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 8th January 2022 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2021. The Joe Elliott Show

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott hosted another edition of his weekly radio show on 8th January on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by David Bowie, Down 'n' Outz and Def Leppard.

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 - 8th January 2022 Playlist

  • 01 - Aerosmith - Nine Lives
  • 02 - Uriah Heep - Stealin'
  • 03 - Peter Goalby - I Built This House
  • 04 - Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (2011 Remix)
  • 05 - Def Leppard - Desert Song
  • 06 - David Bowie - Silly Boy Blue
  • 07 - Down 'n' Outz - Goodnight Mr. Jones
  • 08 - The Magpie Salute - Send Me An Omen
  • 09 - Badgfinger - No Matter What
  • 10 - Stray - One Night In Texas

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. The first proper show I guess of 2022. Last week's show being a round up of my favourite tunes of the previous year. But tonight a bit of everything. Starting off with the wonderful Boston bad boys that are Aerosmith."


"I on occasion have what you may politely call heated discussions with a few friends of mine on the validity of Aerosmith's work pre and post 1987. The like MTV era if you like. One of my friends specifically will not listen to them past 1987. Yet I think that some of their best work ever came from albums like Permanent Vacation, Pump, Get A Grip and specifically the album that we just heard from 1997. Wonderful stuff. Title track of the album Nine Lives."

Uriah Heep

"Right then here are the mighty Uriah Heep."

"And before that the band that he would eventually join. But this is the David Byron era if you like. It's the album Sweet Freedom. The song that we heard Stealin'."

Peter Goalby

"Well sure I can testify to the fact that life throws up some odd scenarios to all of us but when you're in a band they can be a little memorable let's say. For example 1977 I'm at the Sheffield Top Rank which is normally a Bingo hall but every Sunday night it was Improvisions the rock club. Where most of the gigs were advertised but occasionally there was like what you might call a blind gig where you didn't really know what was gonna be playing. And me and my friends were down there and the band that night turned out to be Trapeze. The band featured Dave Holland future drummer for Judas Priest. Mel Galley who would go on to play guitar for Whitesnake. And Peter Goalby who in 1983 would be the lead singer in Uriah Heep who were opening for Def Leppard when we toured the USA and Canada together. What a lovely guy. And a hood 25, 30 years since he first wrote these songs they've finally got a release. He's been out of the business since the 90s but he's finally got his first ever solo album release. Congratulations Peter if you're listening. The album is Easy With The Heartache. The song that we just heard which I've had as a demo on cassette for years. Great song. It's called I Built This House."

Thin Lizzy

"Now January for me throws up another set of life scenarios if you like that aren't so pleasant as the last story I told. January seems to be the dead rock stars club month. So let's celebrate the life and times of a couple of guys that were really close to my heart. Starting off with Thin Lizzy."

"Before that Thin Lizzy. It's the 2011 remix that I did with Ronan McHugh. Stop me if I've told you this one before but the sirens in the middle of that song were not on the multi-tracks. They must have been an after thought done literally live in the mix. So we had to dig deep on the internet to find like for like sounds and slap them in. Otherwise we'd have got a good slap from all the Thin Lizzy fans. It is of course the title track of their 1976 classic album Jailbreak."

Def Leppard

"I chose that specifically because it's like Steve Clark's baby. It kind of encompasses all of his Led Zeppelin-isms. Little bits of Kashmir. Little bits of all sort of Zeppelin-esque type guitar riffs in that song. It's from the 1993 album Retro-Active. It was a left over from the writing sessions of Hysteria back in 1984. The song is Desert Song."

"You are listening to The Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. Coming up another one that's sadly gone. But if he'd have been still with us he would've been celebrating his 75th birthday this very day."

David Bowie

"And before that David Bowie himself from an album that's finally seen an official release 21 years after it was recorded. The album is Toy. Rejected unbelievably at the time by his record company. Possibly because it did feature a lot of his early career songs re-recorded. The Anthony Newly period if you like. I got credited in the liner notes for suggesting the song that we just heard. I was at a gig at The Academy in Dublin in 1999 when he played Can't Help Thinking About Me. A song of his from 1966. And when I brought it up in conversation after the show he said I'm thinking about doing some more and I suggested the song we just heard. And lo and behold he actually did it. It is Silly Boy Blue."

Down 'n' Outz

"As if you couldn't tell written very emotionally for and about one Mr. David Robert Jones aka David Bowie. Who would have been 75 years young today if it wasn't for the fact that he passed away six years ago on January 10th. I know it's a strange thing to say but Happy Birthday David Bowie. That is the Down 'n' Outz tribute to the man from the 2019 album This Is How We Roll. The song Goodnight Mr. Jones."

This song was debuted live by Joe during last night's A Bowie Celebration 2022 performance on the Rolling Live Studios site

The Magpie Salute

"Now here's a song from an album that's been staring me in the face for a couple of years now from my yet to be played CD shelf. I've pulled it out and It gave a listen this week and I thought aye aye this is pretty good. This is The Magpie Salute."

"And before that The Magpie Salute. I was listening to the album thinking mu goodness they don't half sound like The Black Crowes. Started looking through the liner notes and lo and behold Marc Ford and Rich Robinson are in the band. No wonder. But they are The Magpie Salute. The album is High Water I. The song we heard, great bit of work, called Send Me An Omen."


"What a fantastic song. So much so it was the first track that all five Leppard members signed off on when we decided to do the covers album YEAH! back in 2006. But that is the original version from 1970. The wonderful Badgfinger with No Matter What."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, from a very snowy Dublin, is about it for this week. Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at exactly the same time. So don't touch that dial."

"And listen to this instead. This is in my humble opinion the best thing that they ever did. And they did some great stuff. From the Time Machine Anthology 1970-1977. This is Stray Stray with One Night In Texas. Until next week see ya!."

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