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Joe Elliott Show 23rd December 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#384)

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 Rush, David Gilmour and Alice Cooper.

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 - 23rd December 2017 Playlist (#384)

  • 01 - Uriah Heep - Easy Livin'
  • 02 - Ellen Foley - Stupid Girl
  • 03 - Thin Lizzy - Little Darling
  • 04 - Rush - Freewill
  • 05 - UFO - Ain't No Baby
  • 06 - David Gilmour - Comfortably Numb (Live)
  • 07 - Alice Cooper - Desperado
  • 08 - Focus - House Of The King
  • 09 - Jethro Tull - Living In The Past
  • 10 - Ace Frehley - I'm In Need Of Love
  • 11 - Wishbone Ash - The King Will Come
  • 12 - Generation X - King Rocker

Show Intro

"Evening all, welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show. It is Christmas time. I hope you've already got your presents wrapped, you've got your cards posted. Got your feet up, got a glass of wine ready for a little bit of easy livin'?."

Uriah Heep

"A smoking hot start to the show there folks and not a piece of mistletoe in sight. That is Uriah Heep from the album Demons And Wizards with Easy Livin'."

Ellen Foley

"On Ian Hunter's website there's a section called the Horse's Mouth where he answers questions from fans that write in and it's a very interesting piece. And I discovered something the other day that really shocked me. For many, many years. In fact since 1979 I believed that the introduction of this next song was played by Mick Ronson. Wrong! it was actually played by the great man himself. So take it away Ian Hunter."

"And before that we heard Ellen Foley from 1979. Produced by Mick Ronson and Ian Hunter. The album Night Out. The song, a cover of the Rolling Stone's classic, Stupid Girl."

Thin Lizzy

"From the Eric Bell years that is Thin Lizzy. The album is Vagabonds Of The Western World. The song Little Darling. Great song."


"Right on to a band that I just don't play often enough. This is Rush."

"And before that Rush from the album Permanent Waves with the magnificent Freewill."


"Reputedly written as a protest against the fact that Chrysalis records wanted the band we just heard to sound like another band signed to the same label. Hence the title I Ain't No Baby. In other words Chrysalis records wanted UFO to sound more like The Babys and I guess it didn't go down too well with Mr. Phil Mogg. But they did use the same producer one Mr. Ron Nevison. The band is UFO. The album Obsession. The song I Ain't No Baby from 1978 I believe it was."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back. We're heading off to Pompeii with Dave Gilmour."

David Gilmour

"And before that Dave Gilmour from his recently released Live In Pompeii album with the old Pink Floyd classic Comfortably Numb."

Alice Cooper

"I can never get enough of that song. In fact I can never really get enough of the first four Warner Bros. released albums by the original Alice Cooper band and I'm talking Lou You To Death, Killers, School's Out, Billion Dollar Babies. But there from 1971. The Killer album. the song Desperado."


"Now Vivian Campbell is often heard jokingly saying that there is no such thing as a flute in rock and roll. Well, I beg to differ."

"And before that, with their flutes in tow as well. All the way from Holland we heard Focus with the song that was the theme tune to Steve Coogan's Saxondale. A brilliant bit of work called House Of The King."

Jethro Tull

"Well I'm still buzzing on the fact that I did a cameo performance with Ian Anderson just a couple of Friday's ago in Bradford Cathedral. But there is the great man himself with his original band Jethro Tull from back in 1968. The first song I ever heard from the band, Living In The Past."

Ace Frehley

"Right then speeding all the way back to 1978. Sounds to me like somebody just bought themselves a new echoplex."

"And before that Ace Frehley from his debut solo album back in 1978 when all the members of KISS released solo albums on the same day. We heard the song I'm In Need Of Love."

Wishbone Ash

"There's a retrospective box set on the way if it's not out already. The band is Wishbone Ash and from the album Argus we just heard a great bit of work called The King Will Come."

Show Outro

"And I'm in need of a Christmas drink folks because it's that time of day. It's that time of year. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time doing my review of all the music that I really dug in 2017. New and re-released."

"So until then I'm gonna leave you with this cracker from Generation X. Produced by Ian Hunter. The album Valley Of The Dolls. The song King Rocker. So until next week Merry Christmas and see ya!."

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