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Joe Elliott Show 5th August 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#364)

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 Def Leppard, Alice Cooper and The Quireboys.

Joe opened the show by singing Happy Birthday - to himself and the 'Hysteria' album in its 30th anniverary week. The album turned 30 on Thursday...(or was it Wednesday Joe?...).

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 - 5th August 2017 Playlist (#364)

  • 01 - Def Leppard - Animal
  • 02 - Alice Cooper - Fireball
  • 03 - The Tubes - White Punks On Dope
  • 04 - Deep Purple - Fireball
  • 05 - The Quireboys - Leaving Trunk
  • 06 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Faith Healer
  • 07 - John Kongos - Tokoloshe Man
  • 08 - The Move - China Town
  • 09 - Slade - When The Lights Are Out
  • 10 - The Yardbirds - Train Kept A Rollin'
  • 11 - The Strypes - Blue Collar Jane
  • 12 - David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing

Show Intro

"Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday dear me and Hysteria. Happy Birthday to me and many more!. Evening all and welcome to the Joe Elliott show on what is the birthday week for Hysteria and myself. Wednesday was the 30th anniversary, the 30th birthday if you like of Hysteria and Monday was my 21st...and a few. So we're celebrating birthday week with a song that started it all off for Hysteria. Ten years almost to the day since we formed, we had our first hit in the UK with this beauty."

Def Leppard

"Always a firm favourite when we play it live. It's what we like to call an A lister. In other words it's been in the set ever since the album came out which came out 3rd August 1987. So yes celebrating 30 years of Hysteria with a fantastic box set. CD. Six CD box set with booklets and replicas of tour programmes and posters and B-Sides. Extended mixes, live versions, DVDs. It's the kitchen sink of box sets. Also we did the coloured vinyl, regular vinyl on the 180 grams. So everybody that's a vinyl freak, you get the actual real proper thick vinyl. So hopefully you can live through the crackles and enjoy that."

"Everybody that came down to the Gibson rooms on Thursday night for the Planet Rock Q And A. Regarding the album and other things. Thanks for coming. If you were there it was such a great time. I had such a buzz. There was some great banter back and forth. Some really cool questions. So thanks to everybody that participated. And that my friends is about it tonight on Def Leppard."

Alice Cooper

"We are gonna move swiftly on to some absolutely brand spanking new Alice Cooper. This from his new album Paranormal is Fireball."

"And before that the man himself. Fellow Planet Rock presenter Alice Cooper from his brand new album Paranormal. And it's a great record. I've listened to it three of four times already, there's some brilliant stuff on it. I chose that song because it just hit me first time I heard it. The song is Fireball."

The Tubes

"I cannot wait to see them live when they play the UK tour with Alice Cooper in the Autumn and I can't believe they're third on the bill. They are The Tubes and from their 1975 debut album. One of my favourite songs of all time that is White Punks On Dope."

Deep Purple

"And talking of Fireball."

"And before that, and I did pick it purely because I played the Alice Cooper song of the same name. It's the title track of their 1971 album. It's Deep Purple and it was Fireball."

The Quireboys

"I tell you what considering that they didn't put any music out for decades at a time. The Quireboys now appear to be releasing albums like Rabbits breed. That's got to be at least their fifth in three, three and a half years. I say good for them. That is from the album White Trash Blues. It's a covers album of some classic blues tunes. The song I chose Leaving Trunk."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. Time for a little break and when we come back, we are gonna broach the subject of alternative medicine with the Sensational Alex Harvey Band."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"And before that we heard the Sensational Alex Harvey Band from their 1973 album Next with the most brilliant Faith Healer."

John Kongos

"Originating from South Africa where he knew Mutt Lange before they both moved to the UK. He had two hits in 1971 and his name is John Kongos. The first hit he had was He's Gonna Step On You Again which Def Leppard covered on the YEAH! album in 2006. That was the second of his two hit singles. A song called Tokoloshe Man."

The Move

"Right then it's time to head off down to China Town. We're not going with Thin Lizzy, we're going with The Move."

"And before that we heard the mighty Move featuring the wonderful talents of Mr. Roy Wood from their Singles Collection. The song China Town."


"If you're a fan of Cheap Trick you may recognise that song as a tune from their 2008 album The Latest. But that is the original version from the one and only Slade back in 1974 from the album Old, New, Borrowed And Blue. The song is called When The Lights Are Out."

The Yardbirds

"OK here's a couple of slices of what you might call classic R&B. One from the hey day in the 60's and one from just a couple of years ago."

"And before that the big Daddies of the British R&B scene in the 60's The Yardbirds with a song called Train Kept A Rollin'. Often covered, and very well may I add too, by Aerosmith."

The Strypes

"Now there's a band that if they misbehaved on tour and were reprimanded by the hotel manager and he said something along the lines of; 'What are you 12?'. Actually they were about 14 when they signed their record deal. So they weren't far off 12 at all. The band are The Strypes, they're from Ireland. It's been a bit quiet on the Strypes front recently but that's from their Snapshot album. the song we heard Blue Collar Jane."

Show Outro

"And that my friends, on this week of birthdays and anniversaries, is about it for this week. Been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week at the same time."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with somebody who was a huge inspiration on me when I was a kid. In fact probably mostly responsible for me wanting to be in a band in the first place. Yes I was a big Bolan fan, yes I'm a huge Mott The Hoople fan, but David Bowie he really kicked it out of the park. And here from 1972 the non-album smash-a-roo John, I'm Only Dancing. Until next week see ya!."

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