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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 30th March 2019 Playlist/Transcript

Joe Elliott 2018. 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 Roxy Music, Radiohead and Def Leppard.

Note - Joe introduces the last song as being recorded in Binghamton, New York in 1996. It was actually Middletown, NY in July 1996. As confirmed by Ian himself a few years ago. Def Leppard did not play in Binghamton on that tour.

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 - 30th March 2019 Playlist

  • 01 - Def Leppard - All Time High
  • 02 - Roxy Music - Do The Strand
  • 03 - Radiohead- The Bends
  • 04 - The Zombies - Care of Cell 44
  • 05 - Stevie Nicks/Foo Fighters - You Can't Fix This
  • 06 - Queen - Keep Yourself Alive (Long Lost Retake)
  • 07 - The Zombies - Play It For Real
  • 08 - Argent - Hold Your Head Up
  • 09 - Roxy Music - Street Life
  • 10 - Fanny - Blind Alley
  • 11 - Def Leppard w/ Ian Hunter - All The Young Dudes (Live 1996)

Show Intro

"Good evening and welcome everybody to land of sirens. To the land of steaming manhole covers just like the ones you see in detective shows. To construction, to more sirens! Yes, welcome to Manhattan. New York, New York. So good they named it twice. The Big Apple where Def Leppard have been decamped for the last five days doing oodles amount of promo leading up to last night's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2019. And what a night. My voice, a little raggy. You can expect that after a weeks worth of talking and screaming and singing but what a fantastic time we have had. How could I start the show with anything other than this."

Def Leppard

"yes a little beat combo there from Sheffield with a song called All Time High. And how could you not have an all time high after something like last night. You'd have to be dead from the waist down not to have enjoyed an incredible moment that we did last night. I'm gonna concentrate mostly this particular show on the inductees on this show. Apologies to all you Cure fans I actually don't have any cure with me at the moment but I do have Roxy Music."

Roxy Music

"And before that Roxy Music. Amazing stuff from the album For Your Pleasure with Do The Strand. More Roxy Music to come."


"From one of their more accessible albums way back in 1995. Title track in fact. That was Radiohead with The Bends."

The Zombies

"OK so we started the show off with a band that represents maybe the 80s. They were followed by a band from he 170s who were followed by a band from the 90s. So logic says we should go all the way back to the sixties for fellow inductees The Zombies."

"And before that The Zombies from the album Odessey And Oracle. The 30th anniversary re-release remixed and remastered version. The song we heard Care of Cell 44."

Stevie Nicks/Foo Fighters

"Featuring Rami Jaffee, Taylor Hawkins and Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. That is fellow inductee Stevie Nicks from the Sound City: Reel To Reel Soundtrack from 2013 with the song called You Can't Fix This."


"And just like follow inductees Roxy Music we shall be hearing more of The Zombies klter on. But right now it's time for a little break and when we come back the gentleman that inducted Def Leppard in to Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last night is gonna have a little say in matters."

The Zombies

"And before that The Zombies reformed with Rod Argent. He became a Zombie twice how you do that I have no idea. But that from their 2011 album Breathe Out Breathe In. The song Play It For Real."


"From 1972 that is Argent featuring ex-Zombie by then Rod Argent. More of him later on. One of two massive hits that they had back then Hold Your Head Up."

Roxy Music

"OK so as promises earlier, and I don't wanna leave you stranded for too long, once again this is Roxy Music."

"And before that Roxy Music from 1973. The album Stranded. A song once covered by Def Leppard on the YEAH! album Street Life. "


"For a change absolutely nothing to do with the Hall Of Fame, but I did during this intense week of promo do an interview for a documentary that hopefully will come out later this year.on the particular band. A band I discovered back in 1972 as a flexi-disc free single in the NME. The band are Fanny. That's an un-scratchy version because trust me my flexi-disc is no longer playable. From a collection called First Time In A Long Time the song Blind Alley."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, all the way from the Big Apple, New York, New York, is about it for this week. What an amazing week it has been How do you end a week like this?."

"Well it's what dreams are made of. Imagine being onstage and performing one of your favourite songs of all time with the likes of Rod Argent, Brian May and Ian Hunter. And that my friends is exactly what we did last night. I will leave you with a version very similar to what we did last night. Recorded back in Binghamton, Upatate New York in 1996 with Ian Hunter. This is Def Leppard and the great man himself with David Bowie's All The Young Dudes. Until next week, and further adventures, see ya!."

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