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Joe Elliott Show 15th April 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#348)

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 Black Star Riders, Cheap Trick and KISS.

Joe revealed some trivia about The Def Leppard E.P. sleeve photos which will be re-released for Record Store Day 2017.

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 - 15th April 2017 Playlist (#348)

  • 01 - Status Quo - Paper Plane
  • 02 - Black Star Riders - Dancing With The Wrong Girl
  • 03 - Killing Joke - Kings And Queens
  • 04 - Cry Of Love - Hand Me Down
  • 05 - Be Bop Deluxe - Sleep That Burns
  • 06 - Steve Hillage - Hurdy Gurdy Man
  • 07 - Doctors Of Madness - Suicide City
  • 08 - Kennedy Express - Little Lolita
  • 09 - The Records - Teenarama
  • 10 - Cheap Trick - How About You
  • 11 - KISS - Flaming Youth (2012 Remix)
  • 12 - The Struts - Put Your Hands Up

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show on the mighty Planet Rock. On the road on the 2017 Def Leppard US tour. This week coming to ya all the way from Long Island where we shall be playing later on this evening a very recently refurbished, they spent millions on it, Nassau Coliseum where we first played in 1981 opening for Ozzy Osbourne. We've been coming back ever since, luckily as headliners. We're on this tour with Poison and Tesla and since we last spoke we've played Montreal which was its usual complete nuttiness. The loudest thing you'll ever play. We played Uncasville which is Mohegan Sun which is an on an old Indian reservation. We played Baltimore Friday night. Tonight it's Nassau Coliseum. We have sixty minutes of fantastic music tonight, piledriving home from the start with Status Quo."

Status Quo

"To my ears sounding as fresh as it did when it first came out in 1972. That is Status Quo from the album Piledriver with Paper Plane."

Black Star Riders

"And this sounds fresh, 'cause it's brand new. This is the Black Star Riders."

"And before that brand new Black Star Riders from the album Heavy Fire with a great song called Dancing With The Wrong Girl."

Killing Joke

"I remember buying that album on vinyl when we were living in Holland recording Hysteria way back in 1984, '85 I think it was. The band is Killing Joke from the album Night Time. The song we just heard Kings And Queens."

Cry Of Love

"Now here's a band we don't hear much on the radio and it's a shame. If you're a big Free fan, you might like this. This is a band called Cry Of Love."

"And before that Cry Of Love from the album Brother. The song we heard, Hand Me Down."

Be Bop Deluxe

"You just can't beat a bit of Be Bop Deluxe every now and then can you. Especially that album. Sunburst Finish is the album. 1976. The song we just heard Sleep That Burns."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. It;s time for a little break and hen we come back, we're gonna go and visit the Hurdy Gurdy Man with Steve Hillage."

Steve Hillage

"And before that Steve Hillage from the album L. I just took delivery this week of some copies of Def Leppard's E.P. which is coming out on Record Store Day in 12 inch form and if you look in the background behind the photograph of Steve Clark, you can see a poster upon the wall of the old Spoon Factory of Steve Hillage the album L. And that's what that song came from. The song, the Hurdy Gurdy Man."

Doctors Of Madness

"They're embarking on a UK tour later on this year. I can't wait for that. Hope I'm home in time. That is the Doctors Of Madness from their second album Figments Of Emancipation with a great tune called Suicide City."

Kennedy Express

"OK changing tac somewhat here's two fantastic slices of pure power pop."

"And before that fuzz guitars akimbo. We heard Kennedy Express with Little Lolita."

The Records

"Neither of those last two songs were great big hits but they caught my ear back in 1979. The second one specifically because it was produced by Robert John 'Mutt' Lange. The band are called The Records. The song we just heard Teenarama."

Cheap Trick

"OK totally different beasts but equally powerful and poppy. From across the pond. Specifically Rockford, Illinois. This is Cheap Trick."

"And before that from their album Standing On The Edge. We heard the wonderful Cheap Trick with How About You."


"You can always tell in the Elliott household when the weather's getting better because I tend to wanna play summery sounding songs. That just about just up the summer of 1976. KISS from the Destroyer album. That's actually the resurrected version. Remixed in 2012. The song Flaming Youth."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, is about it for this week. Been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at the same time god willing. From Sioux Falls in South Dakota."

"Until then gonna leave you with something else that's rather summery. My favourite current UK band The Struts. They've got an album out called Everybody Wants. This is not on it but it's great. This is Put Your Hands Up. Until next week see ya!."

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