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Joe Elliott Show 3rd June 2017 Playlist/Transcript (#355)

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 Ian Hunter, Brian May and Down 'n' Outz.

Joe celebrated Ian Hunter's 78th birthday for the entire show.

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 - 3rd June 2017 Playlist (#355)

  • 01 - The Beatles - Birthday
  • 02 - Ian Hunter - Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  • 03 - Brian May - All The Way From Memphis
  • 04 - Down 'n' Outz - Marionette
  • 05 - Generation X - King Rocker
  • 06 - Ellen Foley - Stupid Girl
  • 07 - Queen - Father To Son
  • 08 - Bad Company - Ready For Love
  • 09 - The Struts - Mary Go Round
  • 10 - Hanoi Rocks - I Can't Get It
  • 11 - Heavy Metal Kids - Squalliday Inn
  • 12 - Mott The Hoople - Roll Away The Stone

Show Intro

"Evening all and welcome once again to the Joe Elliott show right here on the wonderful Planet Rock. This week it is coming to you all the way from Calgary in Canada. Home of the incredibly famous Calgary Stampede. It's been running for over a hundred years. Held every July and claims to be the greatest outdoor show on Earth. Well I wouldn't claim that this is the greatest radio show on Earth, but for the next sixty minutes we do have some great music because we are celebrating the birthday of one Mr. Ian Hunter. Even though we are gonna start the show with The Beatles."

The Beatles

"They've just released the 50th anniversary version of their classic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. No doubt I shall feature some of that next week. But for obvious reasons today I'm playing the song Birthday from the White Album."

Ian Hunter

"I shall let the birthday boy himself introduce this next song."

"And we started the run off with Ian Hunter's first and biggest hit Once Bitten, Twice Shy."

Brian May

"Before that we heard Brian May with his version of All The Way From Memphis which featured Cozy Powell on drums and a nice little lift from Mr. Ian Hunter himself from the Mott live album."

Down 'n' Outz

"A triple blast of Ian Hunter written songs for you right there. From the 2014 album The Further Adventures Of. You just heard the Down 'n' Outz with our version of the song Marionette. Originally featured on the 1974 album The Hoople."

Generation X

"So from three Ian Hunter written songs. To two Ian Hunter produced songs. Starting off with Generation X."

"And before that from the album The Valley Of The Dolls we heard Generation X with King Rocker."

Ellen Foley

"Featuring some fantastically talented guitar by Mr. Mick Ronson, who did actually co-produce that album. That's Ellen Foley from her 1979 album Night Out with her version of the Rolling Stones song Stupid Girl."

"You are listening to the Joe Elliott show on Planet Rock. This week coming to you all the way from Calgary in Canada. Coming up, they only ever played support to one band in their entire career and that band were Mott The Hoople. Who am I talking about?. Well, if you don't know, all will be revealed after the break."


"And before that the band that made Brian May famous of course. Queen, from the album Queen II we heard the song Father To Son."

Bad Company

"If you follow the social media you may have seen a post this week from Paul Rodgers who was at the bedside of Mick Ralphs whose still recovering from the stroke that he had back in October last year. Mick was on a ukulele, Paul was on a mini-May which is basically a small version of the classic Brian May guitar. Nice to see that Paul Rodgers is keeping an eye on his old mate. We just heard the two of together there from the debut album by Bad Company. A song called Ready For Love which was once actually recorded by Mott The Hoople themselves."

The Struts

"Well we heard songs that he's written, you've heard bands that he's produced and bands that he's toured with. Here's a band that Ian Hunter just likes. This is The Struts."

"The song we heard before that, one of Ian Hunter's favourite new bands. And they are thank goodness working on a follow-up to their first album Everybody Wants. The Struts with the wonderful Mary Go Round."

Hanoi Rocks

"You know for years I actually thought that that was produced by Pete Watts and Dale Griffin from Mott The Hoople. Oops. It was actually produced by Bob Ezrin. The band are Hanoi Rocks. The album Two Steps from The Move. The song was I Can't Get It with lyrics by, yes, you guessed it. Mr. Ian Hunter."

Heavy Metal Kids

"Now if you listen very carefully to the ride out of this next song. You'll get a bit of a clue as to what song we will end the show with. This is the Heavy Metal kids."

"So there you go folks all the way from Calgary in Canada on what is Ian Hunter's birthday. Happy birthday mate. Many, many more. I shall be back with you next week god willing at the same time all the way from Portland in Oregon."

"Oh and by the way did you catch the song title in the ride out of the last song?. Of course you did. So let's end with it shall we. The original single from 1973. One of the best pop rock songs ever written. This is Mott The Hoople and Roll Away The Stone. Until next week see ya!."

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