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Joe Elliott Show 25th February 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#341)

Joe Elliott 2015. 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 AC/DC, Queen and Def Leppard.

Joe was suffering from a very bad cold on this week's show which in his words has torn his "throat to pieces". Hopefully it will be fully cleared up in time for his tour preparations and there won't be a repeat of the troubles of 2015/2016!.

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 - 25th February 2017 Playlist (#341)

  • 01 - UFO - Too Hot To Handle (2008 Digital Remaster)
  • 02 - AC/DC - If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
  • 03 - Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
  • 04 - Def Leppard - On Through The Night (Live 2013)
  • 05 - Montrose - Bad Motor Scooter
  • 06 - Genesis - Dancing With The Moonlight Knight
  • 07 - Cheap Trick - Closer, The Ballad Of Bert & Linda
  • 08 - Humble Pie - Natural Born Boogie
  • 09 - Pink Fairies - City Kids
  • 10 - Heavy Metal Kids - Cry For Me (2009 Digital Remaster)
  • 11 - The Monkees - (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
  • 12 - Roxy Music - Pyjamarama

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome to a very squeaky Joe Elliott show this week on the wonderful Planet Rock. As you can probably tell, I have caught the mother of all colds which has torn my throat to pieces. Howver we shall endeavour to bring you sixty minutes of wonderful music. Even though I shall sound somewhat a cross between Tom Waits and an alien. Talking of aliens, here's UFO."


"From their 1977 breakthrough album Lights Out that is the wonderful UFO with a song called Too Hot To Handle. Just like this cup of honey and lemon that I hold in my sweaty palm this very second."

"OK a coconut to the lady or gentleman that can guess the link between these next two songs."


"And before that AC/DC from their 1979 album Highway To Hell. The last album to feature Bon Scott. The song If You Want Blood (You've Got It)."


"Well it was hardly rock science was it. Good job really because I don't have any coconuts. I have plenty of lozenges but no coconuts. The answer to the question was of course both of those bands have released a song named after a previous album. There we just heard Queen from the News of The World album with Sheer Heart Attack."

Def Leppard

"And as it happens I can think of one more song that's named after a previous album. Shall I?. Oh, go on then."

"And before that from 2013. The VIVA! Hysteria collection we heard Def Leppard. The live version of a song called On Through The Night. Not from the album On Through The Night but from the 1981 album High 'n' Dry."


"From in my humble opinion one of the greatest debut albums of all time. 1973 the band Montrose. The song, the Sammy Hagar penned Bad Motor Scooter."

"You are listening to a very squeaky Joe Elliott this week on the the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break. I'm off to put the kettle on again. I'll see you after the break. We'll be selling England by the pound with Genesis."


"And before that Genesis from the album Selling England By The Pound with Dancing With The Moonlight Knight, as you do."

Cheap Trick

"That is Cheap Trick there from an album called The Latest. Which is no longer their latest because they released a new one last year. That album came out in 2008. I think it was maybe 2009. The song we just heard Closer, The Ballad Of Bert & Linda."

Humble Pie

"OK it's time for a little bit of the natural born boogie. This is Humble Pie."

"And before that we heard Humble Pie featuring of course the wonderful talents of Steve Marriott. Previously in the Small Faces. But also Peter Frampton before he went on to be a huge mega star in his own right. The band Humble Pie. The album As Safe As Yesterday Is and the song we heard Natural Born Boogie."

Pink Fairies

"They were wild and they were crazy and they often performed for free which was great if you were in Sheffield in a park and you saw a big bunch of hairies up in the bandstand playing songs like that. That is the Pink Fairies from the album Kings Of Oblivion. The song City Kids."

Heavy Metal Kids

"Well it's safe to say those last two bands we heard had a bit of an edge to them. Compared to this next lot though, they were pussycats. But here they are showing off their slightly softer side. This is the Heavy Metal Kids."

"And before that we heard the Heavy Metal Kids from 1976. The Mickie Most produced album Kitsch. The song we heard Cry For Me."

The Monkees

"Now there's a song that was once covered by believe it or not the Sex Pistols. That is The Monkees, a band put together for a TV show back in the mid 60s to rival the success of The Beatles. They didn't quite pull it off but they did have their moments. And there from their Definitive Collection is The Monkees with a song called (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone ."

Show Outro

"Well that my friends from a very squeaky Joe Elliott is about it for this week. It's been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time. Hopefully with a bit more of a voice."

"Until then I think it's time for me to have yet another cup of honey and lemon. Put me pyjamas on have a bit of a rest. Talking of pyjamas, I couldn't help it. I have to play this. One of their biggest hits. 1973 I believe it was. The band Roxy Music. This is Pyjamarama. Until next week see ya!."

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