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Joe Elliott Show 21st January 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#336)

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 Cheap Trick, Traffic and Thin Lizzy.

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 - 22nd January 2017 Playlist (#336)

  • 01 - Nick Gilder - (You Really) Rock Me
  • 02 - Arcade Fire - Ready To Start
  • 03 - Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
  • 04 - The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
  • 05 - Sensational Alex Harvey Band - I Just Wanna Make Love To You
  • 06 - Supertramp - Lady
  • 07 - Swag - She's Deceiving
  • 08 - Heavy Metal Kids - Crisis
  • 09 - Cheap Trick - When I Wake Up Tomorrow
  • 10 - Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well Part 1
  • 11 - Traffic - Hole In My Shoe
  • 12 - Thin Lizzy - Waiting For An Alibi

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show on the wonderful Planet Rock which is once again coming to you from California where it's still raining but the skies are starting to clear. It is getting a little bluer up there. We have what is in my humble opinion sixty minutes of great music for you tonight. Starting off with this lost classic by one Mr. Nick Gilder."

Nick Gilder

"Now me thinks, he says knowingly, that Nick Gilder was a little bit of a Queen fan. Lost classic indeed. 1979 got played on the radio quite a bit but just one of those non hit wonders if you like. Nick Gilder with a song called (You Really) Rock Me."

Arcade Fire

"Well it's a great start and if you're ready for more. Well this lot are ready to start. This is Arcade Fire."

"And before that from Canada we heard Arcade Fire, from what I think was their debut album Suburbs, with a song called Ready To Start."

Killing Joke

"They are probably every night, these arguments but they happen the length and breadth of this country in every pub. In every club as to what is and what isn't rock music. And I know I've been in a few myself. There are people out there for example that think a band like Oasis are not a rock band. And I'm sorry but I find that complete nonsense because if they've got big drums and bass and big guitars and they sing, they're probably a rock band. That also applies to those two bands that we just heard. Admittedly more from the alternative rock scene side of things. We just heard Killing Joke there from the 1984 album Night Time with Love Like Blood."

The Gaslight Anthem

"Now here's a band I've not played for a while and I can't believe looking at the liner notes that this is actually almost five years old. This is The Gaslight Anthem."

"And before that The Gaslight Anthem with the title track of their album from 2012 Handwritten."

Sensational Alex Harvey Band

"To me one of the sexiest songs ever recorded. The pave of that song is just sensational. It would be wouldn't it because it's the Sensational Alex Harvey Band from their 1972 album I believe, Framed. Their debut album from the Sensational Alex Harvey Band or as they became known to us, SAHB. The song I Just Wanna Make Love To You."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock coming to you once again from California. We're gonna take a little break and when we come back crisis?. what crisis?. Supertramp will soon have it sorted out."


"And before that from the album Crisis, What Crisis we heard Supertramp and Lady."


"I like to think of that band as kind of an indie Cheap Trick. They take their melodies and their lyrical ideas from the same kind of source which is Lennon and McCartney or Roy Wood. British 60s pop music. The band are Swag. The album Catch All and the song we just heard She's Deceiving."

Heavy Metal Kids

"And talking of crises. This crowd actually don't need us in theirs. This is the Heavy Metal Kids."

"And before that the Heavy Metal Kids from the album Anvil Chorus with Crisis."

Cheap Trick

"I like to think of that band as a kind of over produced Swag. You see where I'm going with this?. No, that is Cheap Trick there from their latest album Bang Zoom Crazy, Hello!. A fantastic song actually very Bowie-esque I think. A song called When I Wake Up Tomorrow."

Fleetwood Mac

"OK time for some classic 60s UK rock. This is Fleetwood Mac."

"And before that featuring the wonderfully talented Mr. Peter Green on guitar we heard Fleetwood Mac from their four disc collection 25 Years The Chain with the beautiful Oh Well Part 1."


"Now if you're of a certain age like I am, you may find what I'm about to say quite unbelievable but there are people out there folks that think that that song was written and originally recorded by Neil from The Young Ones. Which of course is absolutely not true at all. It was originally written and recorded by a band called Traffic. And Traffic had featured in their ranks the likes of Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason and Steve Winwood. And that song dates back to 1967. Taken there from theur Best Of collection that is Traffic with the song Hole In My Shoe."

Show Outro

"And that my friends all the way from California is about it for this week. It's been a pleasure as always. I shall be back with you god willing next week at the same time with tales of yet another Remembering David Bowie show that's taking place this week at The Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles."

"Until then I shall leave you with this classic from 1979 produced by David Bowie's long time collaborator Tony Visconti. Thin Lizzy from the Black Rose album with Waiting For An Alibi. Until next week see ya!."

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