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The JOE ELLIOTT Show 9th 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 10th January on Planet Rock.

This week's show included songs by Ian Hunter, David Bowie and Queen.

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 - 10th January 2021 Playlist

  • 01 - Ian Hunter - Once Bitten Twice Shy
  • 02 - Cockney Rebel - Psychomodo
  • 03 - Queen - Tenement Funster
  • 04 - Down 'n' Outz - Goodnight Mr. Jones
  • 05 - David Bowie - Five Years
  • 06 - Roxy Music - Thrill Of It All
  • 07 - Lou Reed - Lady Day
  • 08 - Sparks - Thanks But No Thanks
  • 09 - Alice Cooper - Desperado
  • 10 - T. Rex - Baby Strange
  • 11 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Tomahawk Kid
  • 12 - Mick Ronson - Slaughter On tenth Avenue

Show Intro

"Greetings music lovers and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott Show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. It may well be a brand new year but same old same old out there. So it's my job tonight to keep everybody#s spirits as high as possible. What do I do in these circumstances?. I eat comfort food, I drink comfort drink and I listen to comfort music of which there's plenty tonight. In my humble opinion. Starting off with, who else, Ian Hunter."

Ian Hunter

"Featuring the best guitar solo ever played according to a website that I read recently. And who am I to argue with them. It is the mighty Mick Ronson featured there on the first ever solo album by Ian Hunter back in 1975. Massive hit single, opening track of the album Once Bitten Twice Shy."

Cockney Rebel

"So off to a good start then. Let's keep it up shall we. Here the Psychomodo's themselves. Featuring Steve Harley this is Cockney Rebel."

"And before that Cockney Rebel. Magnificent stuff featuring the wonderfully talented Steve Harley on lead vocals and main writer. The title track of the album Psychomodo."


"One of the absolute standout tracks from the 1974 album Sheer Heart Attack. That is Queen featuring Roger Taylor on lead vocals with Tenement Funster."

Down 'n' Outz

"Now I'm not a big fan of this time of year and it's nothing to do with Christmas and New Year being over. It's more to do with personal loss. On the 4th January it was the 35th anniversary of the passing of Phil Lynott. Just yesterday was the 30th anniversary of the late great Steve Clark. And tomorrow sees the fifth anniversary of the passing of David Bowie."

"This next song I'm gonna play I'm dedicating to all three of those wonderful people. This is the Down 'n' Outz."

"And before that we heard the Down 'n' Outz from the album This Is How We Roll. The song specifically written for and about David Bowie. It is Goodnight Mr. Jones.

David Bowie

"You hear a lot of stories from people of certain ages that they know exactly where they were when they heard the news of Elvis passing away. Or John Lennon. I remember exactly what I was doing the day I found out that David Bowie passed away. And I can not believe it was five years ago. Seemed very appropriate to play the song that we just heard. From David Bowie's 1972 The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. It's the opening track Five Years."

"You're listening to The Joe Elliott Show on the wonderful Planet Rock. It's time for a little break. And when we come back, we#re gonna experience a little bit of country life with Roxy Music."

Roxy Music

"And before that Roxy Music from the album Country Life with Thrill Of It All."

Lou Reed

"Produced by the gentleman who was responsible for pulling out all the stops on things like the last few Deep Purple albums. 1976's KISS Destroyer album. The first solo album by Peter Gabriel. And of course The Wall by Pink Floyd. That gentleman is Bob Ezrin. We just heard from 1973 Lou Reed. the album Berlin. Fantastic stuff. the song Lady Day."


"Right then do you like a little bit of propaganda?. Good so does Sparks."

"And before that we heard Sparks from the album Propaganda with Thanks But No Thanks."

Alice Cooper

"There's a new album on its way. Unless it's already out. I need to check on that. That is Alice Cooper from 1971. The album is Killer. Fantastic work. The song is Desperado."

T. Rex

"So yes staying well and truly within our comfort zone here let's slide into a little bit of T. Rex."

"And before that T. Rex from the 1972 album The Slider with Baby Strange."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"Come on now you gotta be honest they're aren't that many songs about gay pirates are there?. But whose gonna write one? Alex Harvey is of course. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band there. From 1974 I think it is. The Impossible Dream with the Tomahawk Kid. Great stuff."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is about it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. Albeit tinged somewhat with a little bit of sadness because of the anniversaries of the likes of Steve and David Bowie and Philo.

"So let's go out on this It's a nice piece of instrumental performed by one of David Bowie's old side kicks. In fact it is the title track from his first ever solo album back in 1974. This is Mick Ronson and Slaughter On tenth Avenue. Until next week see ya."

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