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Joe Elliott Show 9th December 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#382)

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 Delta Deep, Collective Soul and Down 'n' Outz.

Joe celebrated Phil Collen's 60th birthday on the show by playing Delta Deep and Deep Purple.

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 - 9th December 2017 Playlist (#382)

  • 01 - New York Dolls - Babylon
  • 02 - Eddie & The Hot Rods - Do Anything You Wanna Do
  • 03 - Alice Cooper - My Stars
  • 04 - Delta Deep - Down In The Delta
  • 05 - Deep Purple - Never Before
  • 06 - My Chemical Romance - Welcome To The Black Parade
  • 07 - The Killers - When You Were Young
  • 08 - 10CC - Headline Hustler
  • 09 - Collective Soul - Shine
  • 10 - Mountain - Mississippi Queen
  • 11 - Mott The Hoople - Midnight Lady
  • 12 - Down 'n' Outz - Good Times (Live 2014)

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the fantastic Planet Rock. Great to be with you once again. Sixty minutes of rock and roll Babylon coming your way. No better band to get it started than the New York Dolls."

New York Dolls

"From their 1974 album Too Much Too Soon. Ironically titled 'cause they pretty much imploded after that album came out. They did stagger on for a little while in the 70s with Malcolm McLaren actually managing them for a short period of time until they reformed about 12 years ago and toured with the likes of Earl Slick from David Bowie and Ian Hunter's Overnight Angels fame on guitar, but that is from 1974. The New York Dolls with Babylon."

Eddie & The Hot Rods

"And while they were doing their thing in New York, we had this going on in the UK."

"And before that Eddie & The Hot Rods. That song was on the South Seas jukebox, which is the pub where a fledgling Def Leppard used to hang out and I don't know, four straws in one pint. I think we spent most of our money playing that particular song. Great piece of work. The song is Do Anything You Wanna Do."

Alice Cooper

"Absolutely my favourite song from that album. The album is School's Out. Of course it is Alice Cooper. The song My Stars."

Delta Deep/Phil Collen's 60th Birthday

"Now I'm sure most of you know this but the theme music to the Joe Elliott show on this wonderful station that we call Planet Rock, is actually a piece of work from a 1999 Def Leppard album called Euphoria. It's a solo piece by Mr. Phil Collen called Disintegrate. I've been using it for such a long time 'cause it's a great piece of music and it always sounded to me like the theme tune to a radio show so why not use it."

"Well, you may not know this either but yesterday he broke the average age of this band. Yes Phil Collen hit the grand old age of 60 years old yesterday. Hmm Hmm. I don't know whether to laugh or cry, but I think we'll just celebrate instead. This Phil with is side project Delta Deep."

"And before that Delta Deep. Phil's side project. Fantastic bit of work, song called Down In The Delta. Many happy returns my friend."

Deep Purple

"The band that made Phil Collen wanna pick up a guitar. Ah well more specifically, Richie Blackmore, the gentleman who played guitar on that particular song, was the guy that inspired Phil to wanna be a guitarist in the first place. So let's celebrate that too. That is Deep Purple from the album Machinehead with Never Before."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. It's time for a little break and when we come back. Well, we're gonna go on a bit of a black parade."

My Chemical Romance

"And before that, it's sort of the title track I suppose. The album's called Black parade. The song is called Welcome To The Black Parade and it is the much missed My Chemical Romance."

The Killers

"You know it's dead easy to forget how great a bit of work is if you just don't hear it for a while. I was playing some music the other day on random and that song came up and I thought you know what, that is going in my show this week. Such a great song. The Killers there from the album Sam's Town with When You Were Young."


"Next couple of bands we're gonna hear fall into that dubious category that's sometimes referred to as Art Rock. The second band from the Deep South in the U.S.. This first band are from the Mecca that is Stockport."

"And before that from their debut album back in 1973 we heard 10CC. Yes, before all the big hits came along, with a song called Headline Hustler."

Collective Soul

"That is a band called Collective Soul which is basically the musical vehicle for a really good egg. Who I worked with in the Kings Of Chaos and the Rock 'n' Roll All-Stars called Ed Roland. He's a great guy, an half decent golfer and likes to buy a drink in the evenings which doesn't go down badly with a Yorkshireman. The album is called Hints, Allegations And Things Left Unsaid. The song Shine."


"One of the most underrated guitarists who hardly ever gets a mention these days is Mr. Leslie West. Here he is in his full pomp with the band Mountain."

"And before that Mountain featuring the monstrous talents of Mr. Leslie West with a song called Mississippi Queen."

Mott The Hoople

"These days you can find it as a bonus track on the album Brain Capers. it's also on their Anthology collection. But back in 1972 it was a standalone single that absolutely flopped just before they released All The Young Dudes. The band Mott The Hoople. The song Midnight Lady."

Show Outro

"And that my friends is almost it for this week. It's been a real pleasure as always. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time."

"Until then I'm gonna leave you with this. And I promise not to milk it too much, but I just wanna play you one more track from the recently released The Further Live Adventures Of the Down 'n' Outz. It was a great show closer on the tour and it's gonna be a great show closer tonight. This is Good Times. Until next week see ya!."

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